Students will learn from the ground up what it takes to become a successful dog trainer of pet dogs and an overview of training and working with working dogs. Our course offers a heavy emphasis on the psychology of “why” the training is effective and how to mitigate and work through a majority of complex issues. All aspects of behavior modification utilizing the psychology backbone to train, modify, and proof certain behaviors. Upon completion of the program students will understand how to teach basic obedience, off-leash obedience, problem solving and behavior modification. The use of slip leads, pinch collars, e-collars, clickers, marker training, rewards, corrections, etc etc will all be covered. Students will be directly involved with client interactions and customer service. Students will attend multiple turn-overs / go-homes with full-time trainers to get a deep understanding of start to finish pet dog training. Students will gain the confidence upon graduation to complete all aspects of pet dog training from sourcing clients, client interaction, training the dog, housing the dog, turn-over of the dog back to the client. Students will also learn Advanced Kennel Management. Proper ventilation, sanitation, kennel design and log keeping are just a few of the concepts covered. Hands on instruction in: Stress-reduction in kenneled dogs, design a new kennel building, and proper handling of boarding dogs.