Author: Dog Trainer College

4 Dog Breeds with the Best Sense of Smell and a Nose for Detection

Top Breeds for Scent Detection Dogs

All dogs have a superior sense of smell compared to humans and can oftentimes sniff out scents that would be impossible for us to detect. However, some in particular are adept at sniffing out scents which makes them perfect in detection fields or as service dogs.  While there are several breeds which are well-known for… Read more »

What to Know About Dog Trainer Certification

Becoming a Certified Dog Trainer

Many certified dog trainers start off training just for fun: they have a pup at home or a friend’s dog who they love to train or teach new tricks, and they realize that they want to take that experience to the next level, if possible, and perhaps even turn it into a budding career. That’s… Read more »

Top Three Service Dog Breeds

Service Dog Trained to Aid Their Owner

Service dogs are a special type of animal, ready to provide aid in a moment’s notice, sometimes before we even realize that we need it. There are a few top qualities that a service dog exemplifies, and we’ve noticed that there are a few top breeds that excel at being a dog of service. Labrador… Read more »

The Importance of Training a Service Dog and their Responsibilities

Service Dog Responibilities to it's Owner

Service animals support an individual in areas of their life where their disabilities take over. It takes a special type of dog to learn the necessary tasks and take on that role of devotedly serving their owner and mitigating their disabilities. And it takes a special type of trainer to work with a dog to… Read more »

Top Qualities of a Security Dog

Security Dog Sitting by Dog Trainer

With their heightened senses of smell and hearing, security dogs are reliable assets to any team of security personnel. From working closely with these dogs, we have observed some common qualities that our security pups display, making them perfect for the industry. It takes a certain type of dog to make it in the world… Read more »

What to Consider Before Becoming a Dog Trainer

Dog trainer Running with a Dog During a Class

So, you love dogs, but have you ever considered taking that next step to become a dog trainer? Becoming a dog trainer can be a wildly fulfilling career but there are some things to consider before taking the plunge. You must be good with people too! When becoming a dog trainer, you may think you… Read more »

What to Know About Detection Dogs

Nose of a Scent Detection Dog

Dogs are amazing creatures and the epitome of man’s best friend. Loyal to the end, dogs make great friends, family members, and in the case of detection dogs, partners in solving crime. Detection dogs are trained to alert their handlers to target scents, among which include drugs, explosives, firearms, and criminal evidence. These amazing canine… Read more »

A Guide to the Different Types of Service Dogs

Service Dog Aiding a Blind Woman

For those with any type of disability, a service dog can be an incredible companion and guide throughout the day. While service dogs are typically associated with those who lose their sight, many people can benefit from a guide dog. However, not all dogs are qualified to become service dogs. The best type of service… Read more »

Four Qualities of a Successful Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer with Dog

Like many dog owners, we here at Dog Trainer College understand the value of a trained dog. They’re loyal, obedient, friendly and able to learn new skills over time that could prove useful in a variety of scenarios. But that sort of discipline doesn’t develop overnight. Behind every successful trained dog is a successful dog… Read more »

Students Gain Training Skills, Dogs Gain Life Skills

Dog Giving Trainer a High Five

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a dog trainer, now is the time to start! When you sign up for lessons at Dog Trainer College, you’ll gain training skills while dogs gain life skills. You’ll work hands-on with experienced master trainers and with the dogs themselves.  These lessons will give you the opportunity to learn… Read more »