Tag: dog training

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 »

The Human Side of Dog Training

When a dog is taken into the home as part of the family, it is only one half of that relationship.  The other half if the human side.  When a you take your four-legged friend to a dog trainer and he receives training, just one side of the partnership has been improved.  There is also… 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 »

Service Dogs Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

Service Dog for PTSD Suffers

There are many war veterans who are, unfortunately, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service to the country. PTSD is a very serious mental health issue that can make it extremely difficult for those who suffer from it. They can have trouble going about their everyday lives, and in worst-case scenarios,… Read more »

Clicker Training

A clicker can be a useful training tool, if used correctly.  At one point, the clicker was thought of as a fad or gimmick.  However, its usefulness and effectiveness have been proven.  But, contrary to what some trainers proclaim, clicker training isn’t for everyone or for every dog. The clicker is simply a device or… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Turning Your Pet into a Therapy Dog

Everyone knows that an encounter with a friendly pet can change someone’s mood instantly. That’s why many pet owners lately have been taking steps to have their well-behaved and loving dog trained as a therapy pet. Therapy dogs are different than service animals, like those that watch epilepsy patients for signs of seizure or help… Read more »

Dog Trainers are not Miracle Workers

Dog trainers can accomplish some amazing things.  In a matter of just a few weeks an unruly dog can be transformed into a well-behaved animal that fits comfortably into the home.  Yes, some issues can take longer – much longer, sometimes.  But behavioral issues can be modified and more pleasing behaviors put into its place…. 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 »

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 »

Puppy Socialization

It’s a beautiful day and you’ve decided to take your four-legged friend for a walk in the park. You meet several people and a few dogs on the trail and all is well. You’re enjoying the filtered sunshine through the canopy of branches overhead, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the day together. Then it… Read more »