Author: Dog Trainer College

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 »

How to Change a Dog’s Behavior

Tips for Training Your Dog

A dog can experience an array of emotions and several levels of energy throughout the day, which can sometimes get them into trouble. Here are a few ways that you can help your dog be on their best behavior! Reward the good Your dog needs positive reinforcement when they are on their best behavior because… Read more »

Why “Sit” Matters in Dog Training

Teaching Your Dog to Be Obedient Starts with Sit

Many know of the traditional “sit” command, but not many know why it’s essential for successful dog training.This simple exercise serves as a stable foundation for all obedience training. Why is “sit” so important for dogs to learn? During the training process, dogs are able to make the connection between the “sit” command and being… Read more »

Owning a Challenging Dog Can Make You a Skilled Trainer

our Experience with Your Challenging Dog Will Make You a Good Trainer

Owning a dog is a wonderful experience, but owning a difficult dog can make that experience more challenging. However, if you have found that you’ve conquered those challenges as an owner, then you may have what it takes to become a certified dog trainer. By working with your difficult, but loyal companion at home, you… Read more »

How Technology Could Teach an Old Dog New Ways

Technology can teach old dogs new ways

People have been using the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” for years now. It suggests that, by the time a person or pet reaches a certain age, they can’t be taught to change their behaviors and learn new ways to act. But a study that was done in Vienna, Austria recently… Read more »