Dogs have the cognitive ability of a young child, and the capacity to understand hundreds of verbal cues. There really is no limit to what you can teach your furry friend with dedication and patience. You can even invent your own tricks to impress everyone with your ingenuity and dog’s skill.
Likely the most comprehensive training available, the School for Dog Trainers is offered by Highland Canine Training, LLC. Our School for Dog Trainers will teach you progressive and innovative methods of effectively training both dogs and people to make your dog training career successful.
We have also used the dog walking service and loved it. It’s super easy to set up and the walkers were trustworthy, prompt, and never skimped on time. I highly recommend both the daycare and the dog walking!
Colleen M. said “I have been using this company for well over a year now and they have been awesome. Sarah, the owner, takes this really seriously and genuinely cares about my pets. I mostly use them for dog walking…” read more
I chose Sled Dog School the book… because I’ve been loving middle school novels, and especially because Northern Dogs / Siberian Huskies / Sled Dogs intrigue me. My southern Arizona friend Carla introduced me to those fabulous dogs; she learned about and became smitten with then when she lived and worked in Alaska, later on owned several of her own northern dogs, and even later than that, ran a northern dog rescue and adoption agency. Tamara, a Facebook friend I first met on Best Friends Animal Society’s now defunct forums, lives in Yukon Territory and until recently had teams of huskies; I could not get enough of the frequent photographs and occasional videos of her teams in harness running across the snow!
I brought my Std Poodle in for grooming and was pleasantly surprised. I normally groom him myself. I had found someone else who did a decent job grooming him (a step up better then me, I’m not a groo…mer I’m a hairstylist lol), she ended up leaving the shop as well as the next one and so on. I’ve paid out a whole bunch of $$ to have him groomed and was mostly disappointed in the end result, just sloppy work no attention to details or ouvrir un e shop from me.
Yes, private dog training service is widely available. Most trainers will offer a choice of private sessions or group classes. And many dog trainers offer an option of in-home training sessions as a more expensive alternative to training at a dog park or training facility.
Treats — Hot dogs sliced into penny-sized thin portions, Bil-Jac (frozen dog food), Rollover (or other sausage shaped rolls available at pet stores) sliced or cubed, chunk or string cheese cubed or sliced into thin portions, cheerios, toys, or anything that will turn your dog on!
Runnin’ Retrievers is conveniently located right off the I-5 freeway in Central California. The facility is a 45 minute drive northwest of Bakersfield, and 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles. The training grounds include technical ponds, marshland, upland cover, and a large natural lake. To see some pictures of the training grounds, click here.
Unlike other schools, the Ohio State K-9 College uses only a Master Trainer to perform all of its work. He is a firm believer in the ancient relationship of respect between teacher and student. The Master Trainer knows he can only help students who are willing to learn and cannot help those who are unwilling to learn. Therefore, please take the time necessary to carefully read this website. Throughout his entire career, he has never found a student who truly loves their dog that isn’t willing to devote themselves to this goal.
This training made the world of difference with our skittish rescue dog, Gemma. She’s gained great confidence and even a year later, her training is still on point. Our friends are always impressed with how well behaved our dog is, and it’s made her agility training progress faster. Our lives with our canine companion is much more enriching.
Our enrollment is a rolling enrollment, meaning you can start on the first Monday of any month. December is the only month where we do not start new students. You can arrive the weekend prior to the class start date to settle in. If you come by plane we will pick you up, and take you back to the airport. If you go out of town for the weekend you can board your personal dog at our facility at a discounted rate. We are all about personalized service. After graduation you can come back for training for up to 2 weeks per year at no tuition charge, you are responsible for your housing costs only. We want to see you come back, and assist with your development. You can come to our K9 seminars around the country, and most certainly call back and ask questions about training situations you need some assistance with. While here you will have invaluable networking opportunities with trainers and handlers from around the country and in many cases around the world. Free internet access is provided for students as well.
I have an Australian kelpie who is a very focused herding dog – terrible on a leash, reactive, obsessive and really bad the car. Before meeting RD I had hired two other trainers to work with him and they were both a waste of money – one even told me good luck and that there was nothing he could do to help my dog! During the first session with RD she had him walking on a leash without pulling and riding in a car without freaking out. I was in shock! I thought for sure when I walked him the next day he would revert to his old habitats but it has been two weeks and he is still doing great on leash and major improvement in the car! The second session we worked on leash reactivity and his obsessive behavior in the yard – these are going to take a little longer to work through but I have already seen improvements. RD showed me techniques to use so I feel like I finally have the tools to correct his behavior. She also gave me some pointers for my other dog. I highly recommend working with RD, I wish I had met her years ago! My dog is going to have a much better life after working with RD – I may actually be able to take him hiking this summer!
“It’s important to remember that puppies are like little kids. And like little kids, they’re uncoordinated, easily distracted, and gentle,” says Steven Applebaum, president and director of Animal Behavioral College, a school in Northridge, Calif., that trains dog trainers via the Web and externships at shelters throughout the U.S.
Well-enforced dog park etiquette is a rare thing, so what happens when badly behaved dogs at dog parks start influencing your dog? Taking your dog to the dog park for the first time should warrant caution; even securely fenced parks hold risks simply because they involve lots of strange, unleashed d…
Many behavior problems can be prevented by providing “legal,” acceptable ways for your dog to express her natural impulses. There are some things that dogs just need to do. So rather than trying to get your dog to stop doing things like chewing, mouthing and roughhousing altogether, channel these urges in the right direction. Increased physical activity and mental enrichment are excellent complements to training. Please see our articles, Enriching Your Dog’s Life, Exercise for Dogs and How to Stuff a KONG® Toy, to learn more.
Terry Lynn Johnson, author of ICE DOGS and the SURVIVOR DIARIES series, lives in Whitefish Falls, Ontario where for ten years she owned a team of eighteen Alaskan Huskies. Visit Terry at terrylynnjohnson.com and on Twitter at @TerryLynnJ.
Zen Dog Training can help with: Excessive barking, begging, play biting, jumping-up, table surfing, destructive behaviors, chewing, digging and separation anxiety, demand behaviors, house training, puppy training.
There is a normal, natural fear period that begins around 14 to 16 weeks. During this period, a puppy may become wary and suspicious of new people, species or experiences. This is a normal adaptive process. Watch your puppy closely for signs of fear (cowering, urinating, and refusal of food treats). Avoid pushing or overwhelming your puppy during this developmental stage.