A Protection Dog is an Investment

Most items that are high dollar are considered investments.  This could include a house, car, boat, education, etc.  The same can be said of protection dogs.  Now, these dogs need not cost what most of the above items would (however there are some sellers out there charging astronomical prices). A personal protection dog is an… Read more »

Housetraining Headaches

One of the major concerns of pet people is house-training their dog/s.  Some dogs naturally make it an easier experience.  Some breeds are more prone to house-training problems than others.  Smaller dogs tend to be harder to house-train (as a general rule) than larger ones. Puppies who have been raised on puppy pads, newspapers, or… Read more »

Dog Trainers are not Miracle Workers

Dog trainers can accomplish some amazing things.  In a matter of just a few weeks an unruly dog can be transformed into a well-behaved animal that fits comfortably into the home.  Yes, some issues can take longer – much longer, sometimes.  But behavioral issues can be modified and more pleasing behaviors put into its place…. Read more »

Commitment to Service Dogs

Some of the most committed dog people in the world are service dog owners.  These disabled people develop a strong bond with their dog/s.  Each is depending upon the other to meet particular needs. This little article deals particularly with those who are considering getting a service dog. Do you like dogs?  If not, better… Read more »

Selecting a Police K9

Correct selection of a K9 is a major component of the successful K9 team.  Many departments end up running inferior K9 units because they fail in this very important part of the program.  Choosing the wrong dog will cause the department to continually “spin their wheels.” First, firmly establish your goals for the K9 unit/team. … Read more »

Patrol dog won’t engage the suspect

So you’ve got a patrol dog that won’t engage a decoy/suspect?  Man, is that ever frustrating!  What’s up? A dog’s failure to engage a suspect can cause an unsafe environment for the officers at the scene.  Furthermore, the handler then becomes so engrossed with the dog’s poor performance that he loses focus on what else… Read more »

Dog Training is a Specialized Skill

Professional dog training is an extremely specialized skill.  Those wanting to become a certified dog trainer cannot simply apply at a state university and enroll in a dog training career path.  It simply is not offered there. Dog trainer schools are a few and far between.  Attending a reputable trainer school will probably mean travel… Read more »

A Career Investment

An education at the Dog Trainer College is an investment.  There are certainly costs involved however those sacrifices will be rewarded many times over to those who apply themselves.  Some misinformed people feel that an education or career as a dog trainer is a low-scale accomplishment.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Much like… Read more »

Unique, Non-traditional Education

What makes an education at the Dog Trainer College so unique?  Thanks for asking. The training venue is set up completely different than traditional classrooms.  Here, you’re not stuck in a stuffy classroom all day.  Yes, an education at DTC includes lectures and classwork.  But one of the huge advantages of our type of education… Read more »

Course Materials

The tuition at the Dog Trainer College includes the educational and training materials each student will need to complete the course.  The College provides leashes, collars, and other tools needed to train dogs. Each student will also receive a notebook filled with pertinent training information.  This will include handouts, note-taking pages, and other material deemed… Read more »