This course prepares the student for an entry-level employment in the business of dog training so that they may independently handle the training of canines.  Specific objectives include:

  • Learning the basics of dog breed characteristics, developmental periods, proper socialization, basic health routines, disease prevention and canine communication.
  • You will learn the principles along with many specific training strategies, including, classical conditioning and operant conditioning.
  • Learning about training tools such as clickers, collars, leashes, housetraining aids, chewing deterrents, interactive toys, and safety equipment.
  • Learning the history of dog training and the differences between obedience training, behavior modification and problem solving.
  • Learning the step-by-step instructions on how to teach basic obedience cues.
  • Learn how to effectively treat the most common behavioral problems in dogs, e.g. housebreaking, house manners, puppy nipping, chewing, digging, jumping, excessive barking, and begging.
  • How to manage dog aggression, how to avoid it and handle such aggression.