Tarheel Canine is a progressive training school, teaching the most advanced methods for pet obedience, behavior modification, Police K9s and working dogs. Our instruction is up to date, and you are exposed to numerous methods and philosophies, so you can make choices about what techniques to bring to the table to train dogs of varying temperaments, and with unique training and behavior problems. We seek to keep enrollment small in each class, so that we can deliver individualized hands on instruction and attention. You will be treated as an apprentice and fully involved in the training and business activities of the school. This includes participating in behavioral interviews with clients, training our client’s dogs, and participating in follow-up lessons and in service training. You assist in seminars when given, and there are numerous opportunities to attend special events like competitive obedience and K-9 sports trials, and special training events held with our former students around the mid-Atlantic and southern states. Our former students are available to speak with you, and in many cases, you can visit their training facilities so you can see how they have made successful careers.
Our program is best described as intimate. Our student to instructor ratio is literally no more than 3 to 1. Everyone gets to work dogs, and nobody just watches. Training with the instructors is informal and interactive. Questions about method and alternatives are encouraged. Many other schools are large and impersonal, and the bulk of your time is spent only training your own dogs. In this business you will be training the dogs of strangers or dogs for police work that have no handler to bond to. You have to have the skills to extract behaviors from all different temperaments and breeds to be successful. Our students are successful in the Pet Training Industry as well as in the Police K9, working dog and sport worlds.
Thank you for comment créer une out to our place, and for the guidance and puppy training. We feel much more confident about how to be great puppy owners! Your training style and encouragement has made a wonderful impact on us novice dog people. – Suja and Richard, Guerneville, CA
We can drop him off as early as 7:30 and pick him up as late as 7. This is convenient for us for our crazy work schedules but also gives Ponyboy a good amount of time to get the wiggles out and be a kid. Ponyboy lives the life all day (Dog School posts pics on Facebook and Twitter throughout the day) and he comes home tuckered out. We are grateful that he is 1) getting plenty of exercise in school fooling around with others dogs and his favorite toy, the big purple ball, 2) is taken on a midday walk and 3) clocking sufficient networking time with other dogs…how else is he going to climb the social and professional ladder? And there is the added benefit that, even on days we do not take Ponyboy to the dog park, he is not bored and has completely stopped any destructive behavior in the house since starting at Dog School.
Y’all Jimmy is amazing!! We have a 9 month old golden doodle and we choose to do the 10 day board and stay….”Emmet got to live with Jimmy” program. We were obviously nervous at first to let him leave the house for 10 days, but after seeing the results it was well worth it. Our…
At the beginning of their careers, dog trainers may work for established trainers who own their own businesses. With experience, trainers with strong business skills may open their own training schools for dogs or even teach courses for prospective dog trainers.
Mike was very open to answering questions, Roxey acted much better immediately after training. I am thankful that this is not food motivated training because that doesn’t work for us. Mike is very knowledgeable, which is important for my husband and I. He is great with follow up also. If I have friends that want training I will recommend Bark Busters because I think they are dog friendly, some companies bribe dogs or use aggressive human behavior to scare dogs into submission, I love that Bark Busters uses doggy education.
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One-to-one training at your home. Puppy training begins at 10 weeks of age. Dogs of all ages can receive basic, intermediate, or advanced dog training; therapy dog training; AKC Canine Good Citizen training; and evaluations. If your dog is demonstrating aggression toward people, other dogs, food, etc., we can offer assistance.
Are policies and procedures in place to keep you and your dog safe? If a dog in your class is aggressive toward other dogs or people, or if an owner cannot manage an overexuberant big dog, instructors should be ready and willing to take steps to keep other class members from being injured or frightened.
This can help keep your dog safe when his curiosity gets the better of him, like if he smells something intriguing but possibly dangerous on the ground! The goal is to teach your pup that he gets something even better for ignoring the other item.
Because we are a working training facility, the number of dogs coming in from Europe on a monthly basis provides you with an opportunity to see a vast number of dogs, with different strengths and weaknesses. The strengths need amplification, and the weaknesses need training. Varying temperaments, from hard to softer dogs, highly driven and motivated, you learn to critique, classify, and prepare remediation plans many times and then implement the training on these dogs, before you go out on your own. Pet dog training occurs in the same way as the working dogs. Clients drop off dogs for training and do a comprehensive behavioral questionnaire which then is discussed with the students by the trainer so a proper plan of action can be devised. Each dog is started immediately on the Training System plan, training records are kept, and students instructed in both the theory and application of the Tarheel Canine Training System.
We are still digging out here, as I’m sure are many of you, so we’re calling today, Sat. Feb. 10, a SNOW DAY, with all dog training classes and appointments cancelled for the day! Puppy and agility classes may make up their sessions throughout the week. Please e-mail me to make those arrangements. I’ll try to reschedule private appointments and lessons as soon as possible. Please contact me to make those arrangements and please let me know when you re…ceive this post!
Rich J. said “we were referred by a critical friend who uses this place regularly for boarding and some day care- these folks are into it-organized and seem to love their work- My dog came home happy and was definitely…” read more
Well you won’t know for sure, but the clock will give you a good idea. If your puppy needs to wee every 30 minutes, then its a pretty good bet that his bladder is starting to get full if his last wee was more than twenty minutes ago.
So far everything seems to be moving forward. We have not allowed any of them on the couch and we have been able to have them all in the same room so that’s been nice. We are still working on building her confidence and will keep you posted. Thanks again.
At Starmark Academy, you have the benefit of being immersed in a training environment-something that you simply do not have with home study courses. Here you will receive supervised hands-on learning with immediate feedback from your instructors. Understanding that not all dogs are alike, we teach multiple methods to equip you to handle a variety of training issues. You will also have the opportunity to work with rescue dogs, giving you real-world experience with dogs of varying temperaments. We also teach you how to instruct and work with people, not just dogs, so you will be more confident when working with future clients. Our well-rounded approach thoroughly prepares you for a future career in professional dog training.
Do you still remember everything you learned in high school? Of course not! Over time, we forget things if we don’t keep them fresh in our minds. Dogs are the same way. In order to keep your pupil sharp, you need to dust off those training exercises every few days.
We’ve only been to the South Street location…When I took Miles there for the first time, I first fell in love with the fact that it’s basically a huge open room, with a large window in the front. There was plenty of space and toys to keep my little guy busy for quite some time, as well as super sweet doggie friends for him to play with for hours and hours!
Some days we have conflicting schedules that would leave our little guy by himself for 4 or 5 hours. We knew we needed to find him a doggie day care that he could play at while we were busy. Miles does not do well in the crate, so we needed some place that didn’t do any “crate/quiet time”. After talking with some of the fur-mommies and fur-daddies at our local dog park about their recommendations, we were excited to give Dog School a try.
Group Classes, Private Lessons, In-Kennel Training, and In-Home Training III: In this course students will be instructed in both group and private lesson instruction and in-kennel training techniques. Students will learn:
Wouldn’t you like to have a well-mannered dog as a member of your family? Most people would, but whether we like to admit it or not, most of our canine friends are in need of help when it comes to learning what we consider to be appropriate behavior. They do not always understand “our” rules and expectations, and they do not always understand what we are asking them to do. This lack of communication can cause frustration for both you and your pet, and this can unfortunately lead to bigger problems in the future. Providing training in order to give your dog the gift of understanding is the mission at Colonial Dog School. Only positive training methods are used because your best friend deserves it!
Please note all dogs must be dog and human friendly, therefore your place on the workshop cannot be confirmed until after a conversation with one of our coaches – we will contact you once we receive your booking request, thank you!
Illustrator Tim Bowers has illustrated more than twenty children’s books, many of them about dogs. Among his most popular titles are the Little Whistle books by Cynthia Rylant and Sometimes I Wonder If Poodles Like Noodles by Laura Numeroff. Tim and his family live in Granville, Ohio.