Three Goals that we have for our Graduates

When the staff at Conifer Canine got together to create the Dog Trainer College, we had very clear goals in mind.  We wanted to produce graduates that not only know what they are doing as trainers but also excel in their skills.  Our dog trainer courses revolve around providing three necessities for becoming a well-rounded,… Read more »

The Vital Work of Police Dogs

Police Departments have used dogs in various capacities dating back hundreds of years. In recent years, the role of these dogs – also known as K9s – has become more clearly defined in police departments across the United States and world. Most police dogs come from the same few breeds that have consistently possessed the… Read more »

Why a Personal Protection Dog?

Protection dogs use their keen sense of smell, acute hearing, and (it seems in many cases) a sixth sense of intuition, to keep their owners safe 24/7/365.  Nothing else compares!    As good as other means of personal protection are, they are limited: Protection dogs give the widest path of warning and therefore give the… Read more »

Dog Training Seminars and Workshops

Conifer Canine offers some very unique dog-related seminars and workshops.  These are not your run-of-the-mill dog training seminars rehashing boring outdated information.  Our seminars are very relevant, progressive, focused, and aim for the top notch in dog training material.  Check out the dates and admission (occasionally some are free) on our Upcoming Events page. Most… Read more »

Benefits of Online Dog Trainer Courses

So much has changed about how we live our lives in the past few years. One of the major changes has been the ability to do so many more things virtually than we had in the past. School, work, and many other things can be down from the comfort of our own homes. Dog training… Read more »

What to Do Before Becoming a Certified Dog Trainer

Becoming a certified dog trainer seems like the perfect job for so many canine lovers. But just because you are a lover of animals does not mean you will enjoy being a dog trainer or thrive at it. Still, many others will succeed if they choose to take that path. It takes a lot of… Read more »

The Perks to Becoming a Certified Dog Trainer

Becoming a certified dog trainer is a process that requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and discipline. It’s not something just anyone can do – you have to be ready to make a major investment of your time. But it’s so worth it once you’ve completed the journey – there are so many perks… Read more »

Why Security Dog Training is Vital Work

Everyone is likely familiar with K9 officers, better known as police dogs. These highly trained animals assist police with a variety of tasks and are used by departments across the country. However, are you also aware that security firms use dogs for similar functions? There are thousands of security dogs across the country that do… Read more »

The Benefits to Becoming an Obedience Dog Trainer

Some people are meant to work with animals more than their fellow humans. There are a lot of jobs that offer you the chance to work with animals, dogs in particular. But few of those jobs offer you the kind of benefits you’ll get as an obedience trainer. Here are some of the benefits to… Read more »

The Fast-Growing Dog Trainer Job Market

For those who love canines, becoming a dog trainer may seem like fulfilling a lifelong dream: spending all day with the creatures they love while also providing a valuable service to both the animal and its owner. But like with any potential profession, prospective dog handlers may wonder what their job prospects are like. There’s… Read more »