Author: Dog Trainer College

Hands-on course vs. Online course

Online courses for dog training fill a need, typically for those who simply cannot travel. But dog training is very hands-on and practical. It is worth a little travel to find a reputable trainer school that offers the course/s that you wish to Major in. It is impossible to learn how to juggle a leash,… Read more »

Spay or Neuter

Should you spay or neuter your dog?  This is a common concern we hear from our clients. That’s usually a good sign of responsible dog ownership so we’ve constructed this article to help. First off, spaying and neutering is a surgical procedure that removes (or least restricts) the dog’s reproductive organs and therefore prohibits the… Read more »

Crate Training

Crate training is a dog-owner’s dream tool. When done correctly, it is a comfortable and humane means of confining a dog when she can’t be constantly observed. Whether it means preventing a house-training accident or chewed sofa, the rewards here are well worth the effort. At the onset, it should be said that the crate… Read more »

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training methods

At the forefront of this discussion, let me point out that we are certainly not against using positive reinforcement dog training methods.  We have trained many dogs utilizing this method and it is one of my personal favorites.  Due to increasing ignorance and myths among the pet-owning public, and even some pet training “professionals”, and… Read more »

Choosing a Working Dog

Ninety-five percent of having a good working dog is beginning with the right dog in the first place. Trying to train an inferior dog is a waste of time and money and will leave you disappointed when “the heat is on.” Finding the right dog is an absolute must. For the purpose of this article,… Read more »

Bite Inhibition

Teaching a pet puppy not to bite is an important part of training (there are differences in training a puppy destined to become a protection dog or police K9). Puppy training should begin now.  Sometimes it seems cute when you first get a little four-legged bundle of energy. But it’s not so cute as he… Read more »

Professional trainer perks

What makes training dogs on a professional level so rewarding?  We’re glad you asked 🙂 First of all, there is the reward of knowing you have completed a job correctly.  The satisfaction of a client evaluation form giving you a “thumbs-up” is a prize in itself.  There is the self-satisfaction of knowing you gave your… Read more »

Online course vs Hands-on

Those looking online to find out how to become a dog trainer are in for some strong marketing strategies.  Their are myriads of online courses promising to teach the student how to train dogs. Online courses for dog training fill a need, typically for those who simply cannot travel.  But dog training is very hands-on… Read more »