Category: Dog Trainers

Job Opportunities for Certified Dog Trainers & Handlers

If you’re considering joining a dog trainer or handler program, you are probably asking yourself “What happens after graduation?” or “Will there be job opportunities?”. While these are valid questions to be asking yourself, you’ll be happy to note there are more than enough jobs available once you complete the program of your choice, and… Read more »

In-Person vs. Online Dog Trainer Courses

If you’re interested in becoming a dog trainer but are unsure if an in-person or online training course is right for you, we invite you to learn a little more about each to see which fits your needs and busy schedule best. Although in-person courses are typically the preferred option because of the hands-on training… Read more »

What You’ll Learn in Detection Dog Training

Joining a detection dog training program will give you the ability to train dogs in a wide variety of detection methods. Whether you’re looking to become an expert trainer of drug dogs, bomb dogs, cadaver dogs or want any other detection training, a detection dog course will aide you in becoming an expert in your… Read more »

Is Master Dog Trainer School Right for You?

If you’re interested in becoming a dog trainer and can’t decide on your area of study, consider a master trainer course. Master dog trainers separate themselves from other trainers, as they have a wealth of knowledge in nearly every dog training technique, work with a wide range of dogs and have the hands-on experience needed… Read more »

Reasons to Become a Service Dog Trainer

If you have a passion for animals and helping others, a career as a certified service dog trainer may be right for you. As a service dog trainer, you will learn how to properly train these incredible dogs and will have them prepared to work with their future handlers. This is a very fulfilling career… Read more »

What You’ll Learn in a Behavior & Obedience Dog Trainer Program

No matter what specific dog training you’re interested in, you’ll need to use proper behavior and obedience techniques to have dogs work with you in a positive manner. Understanding why dogs act the way they do, what motivates the dog into acceptable action, and how to make corrections to their behavior is essential for a… Read more »

What is Balanced Dog Training?

There is a lot of rhetoric out there about balanced dog trainers.  For those who are willing to learn, let us try to help sort through the malaise. First, it may be best to briefly discuss a noisy minority faction within dog training.  These trainers swear that positive reinforcement, with no forms of correction, is… Read more »

A Balanced Approach to Dog Training

Here at Conifer Canine, we utilize a balanced approach to dog training.  Balanced dog training means that the trainer/s uses both reward and correction.  In dog training theory, we would say that the trainer uses both positive reinforcement and positive punishment. A balanced approach is not only the most effective in dealing with most dogs,… Read more »

Why Is Dog Training a Rewarding Career?

How to Become a Dog Trainer

You spend a large chunk of your life working. So, you’ll want to find a job where you can wake up every morning excited to go to work. In the past year, there has been an increasing demand for dog trainer services. If you enjoy working with animals and living an active lifestyle, you should… Read more »

4 Common Myths About Dog Training

Dog Training

The relationship that you have with your dog is truly like no other. One of the best ways to build a strong and trustworthy relationship is through training. When people think of dog training, they tend to think that it’s all about treats and commands, but there’s actually a lot more that goes into it. … Read more »