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Protection Dog Trainer

Protection training is among the most important and complex instruction that a dog trainer can conduct.  To successfully train a canine to protect an estate, owners, or residents of a home, the dog must have the needed drives and be willing to learn.  The protection training must be detailed and clear to ensure that the dog understands his role and his duties.  Dog Trainer College helps you become a protection dog trainer and gives you the skills you need to successfully train these canine guardians.

Six-week course (240 hours) is $5300

The protection dog trainer course includes canine behavioral education and obedience training, as well as skills needed to properly and effectively train personal protection dogs.  Personal protection uses the art of controlled aggression and allows the dog to use his power, athleticism and acute senses in a defensive situation.  As a protection trainer, you will learn about the equipment, first aid, training techniques and scenario training used to develop protection behavior.

Learn how to train guard dogs and protection dogs and sign up for the course today. Apply online, watch the videos to take an inside look into the classes and contact us for more information.

Please note:  All students in this course will be involved as a decoy, helper, and handler.    This will include bite-work with dogs in real-life settings.  While safety measures will be in place, injury and/or death is a possibility.  Those who are unwilling to be involved in this element of training should not apply to the Protection Dog Trainer course.

This program meets M-F 9-5 at our facility near Spencer, IN.  This class begins Sept. 30, 2019, March 2, July 6, and October 5, 2020.

Graduates receive certification as a Protection Dog Trainer.

Both financial aid and/or lodging is available, if needed.  With our competitive financing options, you can take this awesome course for as little as $125/month.*  The Protection Dog Trainer course is eligible to be covered by GI Bill education benefits for US veterans.

*Rates and terms will vary according to individual credit score, co-signer (if any), and amount of down payment.

What Will This Course Enable Me To Do?

  • Learn how to work with the dog – not against him; bringing out the best in the dog
  • Understand the concepts behind efficient training and the fundamentals of conditioning
  • Create your own website that will attract visitors and establish business credibility
  • Train a variety of dogs with a variety of needs using a variety of tools in a variety of ways
  • Diagnose training problems and formulate a plan to overcome them
  • Manage a kennel operation in a clean, healthy setting
  • Grasp the proper (and improper) use of dog training aids
  • Understand the importance of socializing puppies
  • House-train dogs/puppies in the best way/s possible
  • Use social media as a means of marketing your brand/product
  • Know how a dog “pack” works
  • Realize the need for socialization and how to be thorough in socializing puppies/dogs
  • Be able to train dogs in both basic and advanced obedience
  • Recognize canine anatomy
  • Identify canine behaviors and signals
  • Diagnose different kinds of canine aggression
  • Establish the foundation for beginning your own dog training business
  • Recognize a variety of breeds and their inherent differences
  • Understand the nutritional needs of the canine and how best to meet them
  • Recognize health issues of the canine and be able to administer emergency first aid
  • Understand how Search Engine Optimization works and what can be done to improve yours
  • Utilize various advertising and marketing options
  • Be able to effectively answer your client’s questions
  • Realize the many kinds of training that you may consider offering to your clients
  • Understand how to train the protection dog from start to finish
  • Select solid candidates for protection dog prospects
  • Recognize inferior qualities that would hinder reliable protection work
  • Enhance the dog’s drives
  • Understand how genetics, upbringing, and training technique will influence the final product
  • Recognize the variety of equipment used in protection work
  • Utilize equipment effectively, properly, and safely
  • Learn how to be a great decoy (helper, agitator)

Protection Dog Trainer Course Outline

  • Selection of Protection Prospects
    • Puppy
    • Adult
  • Drive Development
    • Puppy
    • Prey
    • Defense
    • Hunting Ability
  • Protection Equipment
    • Bite Sleeves
    • Bite Suit
    • Remote Collar
  • Decoying Techniques
    • Proper Handling Techniques
    • Agitation
    • Working the Grip
    • Target Biting
    • Channeling Drives
  • Training Fundamentals
    • Conditioning
    • Phases of Training
    • Correction vs. Reward
  • Obedience
    • Basic and Advanced, On/Off Leash
    • Proper use of a Prong collar
    • Proper use of a Remote collar
    • Clicker Training
    • Baiting/Luring
  • Canine Development
    • Puppies
    • Housetraining
    • Socialization
  • Canine Behavior
    • Analysis
    • Prevention
    • Treatment
    • Breed Awareness
  • Canine Health
    • Nutrition
    • Canine CPR
    • Canine First Aid
    • Kennel Management
  • Business Integration
    • Website construction
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Social Media
    • Advertising and Marketing
  • Final Exam and Certification

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