What Courses Should You Take If You Want to Become a Dog Trainer?

If you enjoy helping animals and working closely with others, you should consider dog training as a career! However, not just anyone can become a professional dog trainer. There are collegiate-level courses you can take to become a professional dog trainer. While maintaining a forward-thinking approach, classes can teach world-class methods that are effective, humane,… Read more »

Steps to Becoming a Dog Trainer

If you enjoy teaching and working closely with others, a career in Professional Dog Training may be the perfect career for you. The craft of dog training isn’t nearly as simple as it sounds. You must have an understanding of the different types of dog training, as well as be able to be an effective… Read more »

COVID-19 and Dogs

In the midst of the coronavirus hysteria, the question has been asked thousands of times…can my dog get COVID-19?  The quick answer is, at this present time there is no evidence that dogs can be infected with the virus.  Furthermore, at the time of this writing, there have been no cases of COVID-19 in dogs… Read more »

4 Types of Working Dogs

While dogs are known to be our beloved household companions, some dogs are also known to be incredibly hard workers in the professional world. Working dogs take their jobs very seriously to help others, and their work doesn’t go unrecognized. Let’s look at four different types of working dogs that you may commonly find in… Read more »

Good Dog Training is Liberty not Slavery

Max v Stephanitz is credited as being the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog.  In 1925, he wrote a book entitled, The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture.  There are many wonderful ideas advanced in this expensive book. In the section of the book about training dogs, he wrote, “A sound training does not… Read more »

Careers That Need Dog Training Experience

If you’re thinking about a career that is rewarding and involves helping others, dog training might be the career for you! Many occupations work closely with canines, where it would be beneficial to know how to train them properly. However, individuals in these professions can’t rely just on their own. First, someone must train the… Read more »

Major Bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog

There is probably more variety among the various bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog than any other breed.  There are obvious differences in body structure and aesthetics.  But the largest difference is the temperament.  Some will disagree with the following statements and that’s ok.  The article is an attempt to give insight for those who… Read more »

Fear and Fear Aggression in Dogs

Timidity, shyness, and outright fear is a common malady in dogs.  It’s not their fault; they either have poor genetics, have been abused, or have been improperly socialized (all human-caused problems). Dogs are commonly scared of men (they are seldom fearful of women), slippery floors, children, other dogs, crates, different ethnic groups, grabbing a collar,… Read more »