German dog training commands

The following commands are given with their German dog training commands equivalent and a pronunciation guide. Command                  German                               Pronunciation Heel                                Fuss                                         foos Sit                                   Sitz                                          zits Stand                              Steh                                         shtay Stay                                Bleib                                        bly’b Down                              Platz                                        plotz Come                              Hier                                         hee-er Retrieve                           Bring                                        brring Jump                               Hopp                                        hupp Go Out                            Voraus                                     for owss Guard                              Wache                                     watch-ay Bite                                 Packen                                     pock-en Let Go/Out                      Aus                                          owss… Read more »

Max v Stephanitz quotes

Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (December 30, 1864 – April 22, 1936) is credited for the development of the German Shepherd Dog. He was once a Captain in the German Cavalry. It was in the 1890’s that he was able to devote his time and talents to developing the “shepherd dog.” On April 22, 1899… Read more »

Working prospect or companion puppy?

Occasionally the question arises, “What is the difference between a working dog prospect pup and a family companion pup?”  This is a very fair question indeed.  The answer is very more detailed than a simple article will allow, yet the following is a brief attempt to answer the question. Both working prospect and family companion… Read more »

Personal Protection Dog Misconceptions

People have a lot of misconceptions and preconceived ideas about personal protection dog training (PPD). Some of it is based on fact but muddled by fiction or feelings. Additionally, there is an internet world packed with information – some of it is good and trustworthy…and some is not. So, we’ll give a brief attempt to… Read more »

Why a Dog Trainer School?

A School for Dog Trainers is just that… a school where trainers are trained. To be complete, the courses should be very thorough and taught by qualified instructors. If these are the case, the school will be a tremendous asset to those seeking knowledge in the dog training field. Why attend Dog Trainer School? Many… Read more »

Hands-on course vs. Online course

Online courses for dog training fill a need, typically for those who simply cannot travel. But dog training is very hands-on and practical. It is worth a little travel to find a reputable trainer school that offers the course/s that you wish to Major in. It is impossible to learn how to juggle a leash,… Read more »

Spay or Neuter

Should you spay or neuter your dog?  This is a common concern we hear from our clients. That’s usually a good sign of responsible dog ownership so we’ve constructed this article to help. First off, spaying and neutering is a surgical procedure that removes (or least restricts) the dog’s reproductive organs and therefore prohibits the… Read more »

Crate Training

Crate training is a dog-owner’s dream tool. When done correctly, it is a comfortable and humane means of confining a dog when she can’t be constantly observed. Whether it means preventing a house-training accident or chewed sofa, the rewards here are well worth the effort. At the onset, it should be said that the crate… Read more »

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training methods

At the forefront of this discussion, let me point out that we are certainly not against using positive reinforcement dog training methods.  We have trained many dogs utilizing this method and it is one of my personal favorites.  Due to increasing ignorance and myths among the pet-owning public, and even some pet training “professionals”, and… Read more »