Why Should Dogs Go Through a Training Course?

The question is often asked, “Why should I put my dog through a training course?”  Here’s a partial answer. Training Improves the Human/Dog relationship A dog who has been through a reputable training course has learned how to better communicate with humans.  An even greater benefit is that the human learns how to better communicate… Read more »

Police Dogs Certification

Certification of Police K9 teams are to show a minimum standard of proficiency of said team.   These can include Obedience, Patrol, Trailing, Detection and more.  The courts have NOT established that the K9 team must be certified by a nationally recognized organization.  Currently, any certification given by a reputable official will be recognized in the… Read more »

Admissions Process

The Dog Trainer College utilizes an application process that is as simplified as possible.  The easiest method is to apply online via the application form there.  Applications can also be emailed or snail-mailed by request.  Applications that are not made online will require a phone call to collect the application deposit. One question we hear… Read more »

Choosing a New Dog

This is a huge topic and not everything that is contained in this article can be applied to everyone.  Some tips are given and may be modified to fit your particular need or situation.  This article is written to help dog people choose a best friend that will have minimal issues, fit more comfortably into… Read more »

Realistic Expectations in becoming a professional dog trainer

What can I expect in my quest to become a certified dog trainer? When a student enrolls in one of the exceptional courses offered at the Dog Trainer College, a major hurdle will be crossed. What the student knows about dogs will grow exponentially. Hands-on experience is gained. Hundreds of hours of priceless education is… Read more »

Puppy Bonding

Do older puppies or young adults bond as well as very young puppies? It’s a fair question that is asked by many dog people. It is a lack of proper information which breeds the idea that older puppies or adult dogs cannot or do not bond with new owners. If a 9 month old puppy… Read more »

High Performance Level

Desiring to become a dog trainer? Consider this….  Many facets of our world are constantly changing – sometimes for the better, sometimes not. The same is true in the dog training world.  Some great advances have been made yet some ill-informed mindsets have also become entrenched.  Tools improve but the proper use of these tools… Read more »

Puppy Socialization

It’s a beautiful day and you’ve decided to take your four-legged friend for a walk in the park. You meet several people and a few dogs on the trail and all is well. You’re enjoying the filtered sunshine through the canopy of branches overhead, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the day together. Then it… Read more »

Training Protection Puppies

Before you continue with this article it is recommended you read our article entitled, “Protection Puppy Training”. We are taking for granted that you have a puppy who is genetically capable of doing the work you desire and that the pup is being properly socialized to many different kinds of stimuli and situations (see our article… Read more »

Protection Puppy Training

Most people who buy a puppy in hopes of him/her someday becoming a family protector usually do so for one of two reasons. Number one: buying a puppy is less expensive than buying a fully trained dog. Number two: they want a pup/dog who will grow up around their family and therefore bond better with… Read more »