Author: Dog Trainer College

Becoming a Master Dog Trainer

If you have ever wanted to become a master dog trainer, then your opportunity has finally arrived. At Dog Trainer College, we will teach you all the skills you need to be the best dog trainer you can be through our master trainer program. This incredibly comprehensive learning opportunity presents you with the chance to… Read more »

The Shy Puppy Myth

Myth:  A 6 week old puppy who is showing signs of shyness will outgrow that shyness as he gets older. Fact:  Probably not. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not normal for a puppy to be shy at 6-8 weeks of age.  It is something that – as a general rule – they will not… Read more »

A Nose for Scent Detection: Dogs with the Best Sense of Smell

Human beings may have higher intelligence and opposable thumbs, but the dogs have us beat in one category: their sense of smell. Dogs are guided by their sense of smell. Some breeds of dogs have over 220 million olfactory receptors. Humans only have 5 million. We may have invented airplanes and iPads, but dogs are… Read more »

Spring Semester Application Deadline Is Coming Up!

Application Deadline

Now that we’re into 2017, that means that the deadline to apply for our spring semester is just around the corner. New student applications are due by Feb. 13, and classes start Feb. 27. We have a variety of dog training programs that would suit your interests and help you move forward in pursuit of… Read more »

Calling K9: A History of Police Canine Units

Canines have been a useful partner to police and security authorities for centuries, but how did law enforcement dogs become such a common sight? Let’s take a closer look at the history of police dogs. The origin of police K9s goes back thousands of years – just look at stories from ancient times of guard… Read more »

Dogs are NOT Robots!

Sometimes people need to be reminded that dogs are NOT robots.  They are living, moving, breathing, active and reactive beings.  Humans cannot merely “push a button” and expect the dog to “perform.”  There is much more involved in dog training. As a living, thinking individual, a dog must be motivated, encouraged, instructed, and conditioned to… Read more »

Become a Certified Dog Trainer in 2017

Does your current job have you down? Do you love dogs? With the new year just around the corner, maybe it’s time to make a change! Maybe you should choose a more fulfilling career path and become a certified dog trainer! A new year means a new you, so what better time to make a… Read more »

What’s Life Like at Dog Trainer College?

Are you thinking about making a career change, but worried about what it’ll be like? Many people who are considering attending Dog Trainer College to become a world-class dog trainer wonder what life is like for students. Let’s take a closer look at what students can come to expect during their studies at Dog Trainer… Read more »

Training Dogs to Behave During the Busy Holiday

The holiday season is upon us, and for many of us, that means gathering family from far and wide and enjoying time together. There is never a dull moment in the kitchen as people congregate, snack on treats, and help out with the main course. The living room is home base for presents, stockings, and,… Read more »

Clicker Training

A clicker can be a useful training tool, if used correctly.  At one point, the clicker was thought of as a fad or gimmick.  However, its usefulness and effectiveness have been proven.  But, contrary to what some trainers proclaim, clicker training isn’t for everyone or for every dog. The clicker is simply a device or… Read more »