Charging the Mark in Dog Training

Charging the mark is the first step in training your dog. Charging the mark teaches the dog to associate the word “yes” or the sound of a clicker, to a high-value reward.  

Six New Year’s Resolutions to Adopt NOW If You Want Dog Training Success!

Want to increase your training success? Adopt these six tips and watch your dog’s training abilities go from learning to responding in real life situations

Learn How Patience Will Improve Your Dog Training Prowess

Last Wednesday we kicked off our ten-week series on the “Traits of a Professional Dog Trainer”, with an article entitled, How Open-Mindedness and Flexibility Improves Your Dog Training Skill.  If you missed it, please click this link to read it: https://wordpress.com/view/iscdtfordogtrainersblog.school.blog In addition to educating yourself in the craft of dog training and working with […]

How Open-Mindedness and Flexibility Improves Your Dog Training Skill

There are ten traits that professional dog trainers should possess in order to provide exemplary service to their clients.

Four Tips to Improve Training Success

Do frustrated dog owners mention that their dog follows commands better when they know a training session is about to begin? Have them skip their normal routine of training. Here are some tips to help: 🐶 Ditch the treat pouch. Instead keep treats in your pocket 🐶 keep treat stations hidden around your home. You can keep […]

Protect Dog Paws on Hot-Summer Days

Did you know dogs’ paws can burn on asphalt, artificial grass, pavement and other outdoor surfaces when the weather is hot?  Follow the Seven Second Rule Before walking your dog or working outdoors. Place your hand or bare foot on the ground. If you cannot keep it on the ground for up to seven seconds […]

5 Ways Dog Owners Can Achieve Training Success

We’ve all admired dogs with impeccable listening skills. You know, the ones who obey their owner’s command, without the owner having to repeat the command twice, three times or five times. The dog responds the first time. The reason dog training works so well for these dogs and their owners is because they follow these […]

A Dog’s Ability to Show Remorse – Myth or Truth?

Canine parents often describe their dog’s response to naughty infractions as remorse.  Scientists acknowledge that dogs experience different feelings, however regret and remorse are not within a dog’s range of emotion.  Rather, whenever a dog lowers his head, flashes sad eyes, pulls his ears back, lowers his body or hides, it is strictly in response […]

A Day in the Life of a Dog Trainer

Your day begins with a review of the appointments you have scheduled for the day.  Review each case individually.  It is important to know what you did with the dog at prior lessons and what the main goals of the client are.  If you are just starting out you may feel you don’t need to […]