Fully Operational Training Facility

If you have been on our website or visited our Blog, you’ve already heard of the many perks of attending the Dog Trainer College.  But here’s one that may not have hit you yet. Students who attend the Dog Trainer College are able to acquire a top-notch education while observing a fully operational dog training… Read more »

Applied Training Experience

Those who wish to train dogs on a professional level will need a large amount of experience.  Each one of the courses offered at the Dog Trainer College are purposely designed to be largely hands-on; roughly 70%.  A solid dog trainer certification course will include practical training experience. It is true that a good trainer… Read more »

Police Dog Training

How the police dog is trained matters greatly.  Great police dog training will enhance the team while poor training habits will weaken the team.  Just like muscle memory in firearms training, both the handler and the dog will resort to the habits that have been developed in training, whether good or bad, whether helpful or… Read more »

Police Dog Training Records

Record keeping is critical to team improvement as well as legal protocol.  This article deals primarily with training records of the K9 team.  Police dog training records provide a record of performance. Training records can help to guide our training.  If the handler/trainer sees a particular problem in a repeated exercise, one or the other… Read more »

Expectations from a Conifer Canine dog training program

What can a client expect from a Conifer Canine dog training program? Thanks for asking! #1 Each client can expect top-notch dog training services.  Our experience and knowledge will be striving to bring out the best in your dog.  The best in one dog may or may not be as solid as other dogs.  For… Read more »

Tips on Preventing Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a concern in all breeds, but especially large breed dogs.  We have assembled a short list with some tips on preventing hip dysplasia.  Implement this article to reduce the risk and also to reduce the pain of a dog who has the disease. A good breeder will do their homework to greatly… Read more »

Why Become a Dog Trainer?

If you avidly enjoy working with dogs, you may want to become a dog trainer.  Reputable dog trainers are in high demand.  The hours can be long at times but the rewards are priceless!  A person looking for a rewarding career, interacting with both canines and humans, may want to consider this challenging yet worthwhile… Read more »

Choosing a Dog Trainer

Choosing a successful Dog Trainer can be a tough task.  This article is an effort to help you sort through the malaise. First of all, the dog trainer you choose should be able to effectively Communicate with People.  Many trainers can train dogs but don’t have the ability to transmit effective technique back to you,… Read more »

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 »