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Dumb Comments about Protection Dogs

In our years of dog training experience, we’ve heard a lot of questions and comments about training and dogs in general.  Some of it is outright laughable and at other times it can be frustrating.  Here are a few. “My protection dog needs to be black/red.”  Yes, admittedly, there are color preferences among dog owners… Continue Reading

Common Mistakes Dog Trainers Make

Common Mistakes Dog Trainers Make

When you’re learning how to become a dog trainer, it is important that you form solid and reliable training methods from the beginning. There are certain practices that dog trainers should avoid in order to become effective, respectable trainers. Length of Training Sessions Many dog trainers, especially when starting out, have a habit of holdings… Continue Reading

Caring for Your Dog During the Summer

Caring for Your Dog During the Summer

There’s no more denying it, summer is officially upon us! It’s time to get outside, soak up some sun, and enjoy the summer weather. Just like you take care of yourself during hot summer months with extra water and sunscreen, it’s important to look after your dog too. Here are some tips for caring for… Continue Reading

What’s in a Dog Breed? Science Offers an Answer

What’s in a Dog Breed? Science Offers an Answer

There are many breeds that a dog trainer may work with throughout his or her career, some similar in some ways, and others vastly different. The American Association for the Advancement of Science reports that a new “tree of breeds” that maps the origins of almost all dog breeds can show us the relation between two seemingly… Continue Reading

Excellence Travels Down the Leash

Listen.  Every working dog handler is tempted to settle for mediocre.  It takes effort to excel.  To have a solid, reliable, confident team, handlers and trainers must invest time, energy, and effort.  If you are satisfied with average, your dog will be also.  If you demand excellence, lead towards excellence, and train with excellence, your… Continue Reading

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