Do you love dogs? As an ABC Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT), you will possess the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of people and dogs you work Since a well-trained dog may remain with one family their entire life, the human-animal bond has the opportunity to flourish. Become an ABC Certified Dog Trainer and help keep dogs in “forever homes” while creating a loving family environment for everyone. This rewarding career could be yours!
When a dog owner brings an adult dog into their home, it’s important to find out early on how socialized he is. His initial interaction with you will be telling – is he fearful or aggressive? Does he back away when you approach or send warning signals such as raised hackles? When you take him on walks, is he nervous around different sounds and sights? Does he shy away from people or other dogs? If you see any of these signs, it’s likely he was not socialized well in his early days. But there are several things you can do about socializing adult dogs with other dogs and humans.
Marian Breland Bailey played a major role in developing empirically validated and humane animal training methods and in promoting their widespread implementation. Marian was a graduate student under B.F. Skinner. Her first husband Keller Breland also came to study with Skinner and they collaborated with him, training pigeons to guide bombs. The Brelands saw the commercial possibilities of operant training, founding Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE). In 1955, they opened the “I.Q. Zoo” as both a training facility and a showcase of trained animals. They were among the first to use trained animals in television commercials, and the first to train dolphins and whales as entertainment, as well as for the navy. Keller died in 1965, and in 1976 Marian married Bob Bailey, who had been director of marine mammal training for the navy. They pioneered the use of the clicker as a conditioned reinforcer for training animals at a distance. ABE went on to train thousands of animals of more than 140 species. Their work had significant public exposure through press coverage of ABE-trained animals, bringing the principles of behavior analysis and operant conditioning to a wide audience.
Top Dog Publishing has two wonderful books out for those who are physically disabled and would like to train their dog, either in basic obedience, or service dog work, or both. The books are called Teamwork 1 and Teamwork 2, and are available directly from me. For more information, check out the Books page.
Clicker training, a common form of positive reinforcement, is a simple and effective dog training method. Although it is still fine to train your dog without clicker training, many people find it very helpful. With clicker training, you can easily and effectively teach your dog all kinds of basic and advanced commands and tricks. It’s fast and easy to learn how to clicker train your dog.
Cra…MOREte Training Dogs and Puppies: Here are the basics of training your dog or puppy to accept and even enjoy the crate. Not only will it help with housebreaking, it will also give your dog a place of his own.
Training a dog to respond to basic commands, such as “come,” “sit” and “stay,” can help prevent problems and make living with a pet more enjoyable. But experts say it’s important to first consult a veterinarian, to rule out a physical cause for behavior issues.
Our dog training obedience classes are split into levels to help you and your dog learn at a progressive pace. Our classes will ensure your success in achieving the well-behaved dog you have always dreamed about only reward-based training methods.
Sometimes it can be hard having an adoptive dog adjust to a new household. The Nebraska Humane Society is here to help you with all your training needs! Take our new Dog Training Classes for Recent Adopters and receive a discounted rate! Click here to view current classes »
SERVICE DOG TRAINING Call Superdog for ADA SERVICE DOG training and for training emotional support and comfort dogs. You do not need to spend thousands for training your service dog. Call us and learn why Superdog really is America’s #1 dog trainer for service dogs. Better to hire the best service dog trainer the first time. Call us for great service and value.
Imagine your dog listening to you every time, even when there are distractions. Imagine your dog no longer pulling on the leash or jumping on guests. Imagine a dog you can take places and not be embarrassed. We can make this a reality.
PAWS Training Centers believes that legitimate service dog organizations’ primary mission is to help people with disabilities, while collectively promoting what is best for clients, dogs, and the service dog industry. Communication, interaction and strong relationships with like-minded service dog organizations results in a mutual benefit to everyone. Assistance Dogs International provides a comprehensive listing of service dog organizations that they recognize as having exemplary standards. If you are seeking a certification from an organization that is recognized by ADI, we recommend contacting your desired organization to determine their process and whether or not they certify privately-owned dogs. Each ADI recognized organization will have different requirements, procedures, and costs for privately owned dogs to pursue certification. Eligibility for certification with any organization is separate from your training with PAWS Training Centers, so you will need to contact your preferred organization directly. We have many clients that have passed our PAWS Training Centers’ Service Dog Training Program that have successfully pursued and graduated with an ADI-recognized certification!
Fido doesn’t know any better now, but his behavior can be corrected. Contact Licks & Loves Dog Training Services in Haughton and Shreveport, LA for assistance and we’ll soon have him potty trained and responding to commands like a pro. We offer behavioral training, obedience training and training for service dogs.
Specialty classes are just that; specialized for specific needs of pet owners. From growly or fearful dogs who won’t tolerate a standard class, to managing multiple dogs in one household, we’ve got help for you. We also provide CGC instruction and classes for dogs who have been cited for misbehavior. View available specialty training classes »
In the 1980s veterinarian and animal behaviourist Ian Dunbar discovered that despite evidence on the peak learning periods in animals, few dog trainers worked with puppies before they were six months old. Dunbar founded Sirius Dog Training, the first off-leash training program specifically for puppies, which emphasizes the importance of teaching bite inhibition, sociality, and other basic household manners, to dogs under six months of age. Dunbar has written numerous books, and is known for his international seminar presentations and award-winning videos on puppy and dog behavior and training.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dog Training Now. Marcus was phenomenal during the evaluation and all the guys & girls were terrific with London. They saved my sanity and helped me have a well-behaved, well-mannered dog. Would highly recommend them.
There are several common methods of dog training, including classical conditioning, operant-conditioning training (encompassing positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement training), dominance-based training, clicker training, and electronic training. Classical conditioning dates back to Pavlov – it means learning through association. If one thing consistently leads to another, a dog will associate the first with the second. The long-term result is to create habitual behaviors. Operant conditioning can be split into two sub-categories: positive reinforcement, where a dog is rewarded for good behavior, and negative, where a dog experiences consequences for bad behavior. The long-term result creates a dynamic where a dog will try new environments or behaviors due to owner prompts. Clicker training is a very popular sub-category of operant conditioning, where a dog is first trained with treats and corresponding “click” noise, and then gradually weaned to do the same processes for fewer treats but the same amount of clicks. Dominance-based training is a controversial method that is modeled around the “Alpha dog” hierarchy model, where one creature leads a pack. However, though dominance training has many naysayers, it is the precursor of the iconic “Dog Whisperer” method popularized by Cesar Millan.
We train service dogs for many types of disabilities. This includes individuals with psychiatric or psychological diagnoses, as well as mobility, balance or other physical and neurological challenges. We also train dogs for medical conditions such as narcolepsy, seizures, traumatic brain injuries, hearing, allergen, and diabetes. We are able to customize training based on need and often work with clients who have rare conditions. We do not train Guide Dogs for the blind.
Only add one person a week at the most into your dog’s life. When they meet your dog, have them offer a treat and speak in a happy, low, encouraging voice. You don’t want to use a high pitch which could excite him. Keep your dog on a leash at first but do not force him to go near the person. Let him take his time.
Give immediate rewards. Dogs don’t understand long-term cause and effects. They learn fast. You must praise or reward your dog within 2 seconds of a desired behavior to reinforce that behavior. If you wait too long, he will not associate the reward with the action you asked him to perform.
At the request of our many dog-loving friends owners and partners across the nation, we’d like to share the following information, addressing a wide variety of dog care, training tips, safety topics and much more! Here you will find full color public information handouts ready for printing or adding to an email.
Love Me, Love My Dog – Your dog will come to stay with one of our professional trainers in the trainer’s own home. They will be loved and cared for as if they were part of our family. They will be learning new commands and skills throughout their stay while living in a structured environment. A scheduled time will be given for you to drop-off your dog and their luggage to the trainer.
Every dog and puppy has a unique personality and disposition. As a result, each one needs to be approached differently, utilizing varied training techniques. Skilled dog trainers are required to possess a wide range of experience and a wealth of knowledge in numerous dog obedience training methods. Whether you want to train a young puppy or an older dog, you can depend on Premier to professionally and effectively “teach you to teach your dog,” in a loving and compassionate manner.
Attach the collar to your dog’s neck. Some collars have small prongs that need to touch the skin of the dog, but you don’t want them to cause discomfort. Make sure that the collar is tight enough that it won’t fall off and that the prongs touch the dog’s neck, but don’t make it so tight that it is uncomfortable for the dog or restricts its breathing.
Always remember that dogs are social creatures, when they are separated from their pack (you) they can become stressed, vulnerable and frustrated. This type of excessive barking is often caused by separation anxiety.
If your dog spends any time indoors, toilet training is an absolute necessity – for very obvious reasons! Toilet training is often a time of trial and stress for everyone involved. But be patient, use the proper training techniques, and there’s sure to be a happy outcome.
Discover why clicker dog training is a brilliant way to properly train and bond with your puppy or older dog. Clicker dog training uses behavioral science methods to communicate effectively with our dogs.