Tag: Dog Trainer Courses

The Differences in Dog Training

Types of Dog Training

When it comes to dog training, there are plenty of different routes that you can choose. While some dogs will stick to learning the basic dog training etiquette, others may learn the skills needed to perform personal protection or security. Depending on your dog’s needs, there are many different types of training. Temperament and genetics… Read more »

Can Any Dog Be a Service Dog?

Training a service dog

Service dogs serve a unique role in society. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service dog as one specifically trained to perform tasks for a disabled individual who otherwise would have trouble completing those tasks. Service dogs work closely with individuals who may be deaf, diabetic, in need of psychiatric assistance, visual guides, seizure… Read more »

Three Prerequisites to consider about Becoming a Dog Trainer.

Good dog trainers don’t just put treats in a bag, walk over to the dog and the dog miraculously does what the trainer desires.  It takes more than that. Here are a few thoughts (outside the box) to consider.  If you want to become a dog trainer, read on! Let’s look at three prerequisites to… Read more »

What Courses Should You Take If You Want to Become a Dog Trainer?

Dog Training Courses

If you enjoy helping animals and working closely with others, you should consider dog training as a career! However, not just anyone can become a professional dog trainer. There are collegiate-level courses you can take to become a professional dog trainer. While maintaining a forward-thinking approach, classes can teach world-class methods that are effective, humane,… Read more »

Good Dog Training is Liberty not Slavery

Max v Stephanitz is credited as being the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog.  In 1925, he wrote a book entitled, The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture.  There are many wonderful ideas advanced in this expensive book. In the section of the book about training dogs, he wrote, “A sound training does not… Read more »

Dog Trainers Teach Dogs (and Owners!)

Dog Trainer Courses Indiana

If you are thinking about becoming a dog trainer, or are currently enrolled in dog trainer courses, then you’re already halfway there—yes, we said halfway. Part of being a dog trainer is, of course, working with the dogs and understanding their behaviors. But the other part is working well with the dog owners. Keep in… Read more »

5 Dog Trainer Best Practices

Dog Training in Indiana

Dog training doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and effort to ensure that you’re delivering the best training to a dog and their owner. If you’re currently training or are looking to become a dog trainer, there are certain best practices that you should keep in mind in order to find success! Don’t be afraid… Read more »

What to Consider Before Becoming a Dog Trainer

Dog trainer Running with a Dog During a Class

So, you love dogs, but have you ever considered taking that next step to become a dog trainer? Becoming a dog trainer can be a wildly fulfilling career but there are some things to consider before taking the plunge. You must be good with people too! When becoming a dog trainer, you may think you… Read more »

Four Qualities of a Successful Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer with Dog

Like many dog owners, we here at Dog Trainer College understand the value of a trained dog. They’re loyal, obedient, friendly and able to learn new skills over time that could prove useful in a variety of scenarios. But that sort of discipline doesn’t develop overnight. Behind every successful trained dog is a successful dog… Read more »

Why “Sit” Matters in Dog Training

Teaching Your Dog to Be Obedient Starts with Sit

Many know of the traditional “sit” command, but not many know why it’s essential for successful dog training.This simple exercise serves as a stable foundation for all obedience training. Why is “sit” so important for dogs to learn? During the training process, dogs are able to make the connection between the “sit” command and being… Read more »