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Protection Dog Trainer Course

Six-week course (240 hours) is $5300

Protection training is among the most important and complex instruction that a dog trainer can conduct.  To Protection Dog Trainer Coursesuccessfully train a canine to protect an estate, owners, or residents of a home, the dog must first be obedient and 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.

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.

This program meets M-F 9-5.  The next classes begins March 4, July 1, and Sept.30, 2019.

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.*

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What will this course enable me to do?

  1. Learn how to work with the dog – not against him; bringing out the best in the dog
  2. Understand the concepts behind efficient training and the fundamentals of conditioning
  3. Create your own website that will attract visitors and establish business credibility
  4. Train a variety of dogs with a variety of needs using a variety of tools in a variety of ways
  5. Diagnose training problems and formulate a plan to overcome them
  6. Manage a kennel operation in a clean, healthy setting
  7. Grasp the proper (and improper) use of dog training aids
  8. Understand the importance of socializing puppies
  9. House-train dogs/puppies in the best way/s possible
  10. Use social media as a means of marketing your brand/product
  11. Know how a dog “pack” works
  12. Realize the need for socialization and how to be thorough in socializing puppies/dogs
  13. Be able to train dogs in both basic and advanced obedience
  14. Recognize canine anatomy
  15. Identify canine behaviors and signals
  16. Diagnose different kinds of canine aggression
  17. Establish the foundation for beginning your own dog training business
  18. Recognize a variety of breeds and their inherent differences
  19. Understand the nutritional needs of the canine and how best to meet them
  20. Recognize health issues of the canine and be able to administer emergency first aid
  21. Understand how Search Engine Optimization works and what can be done to improve yours
  22. Utilize various advertising and marketing options
  23. Be able to effectively answer your client’s questions
  24. Realize the many kinds of training that you may consider offering to your clients
  25. Understand how to train the protection dog from start to finish
  26. Select solid candidates for protection dog prospects
  27. Recognize inferior qualities that would hinder reliable protection work
  28. Enhance the dog’s drives
  29. Understand how genetics, upbringing, and training technique will influence the final product
  30. Recognize the variety of equipment used in protection work
  31. Utilize equipment effectively, properly, and safely
  32. 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


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

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