Here is a sample of the Kinship® Psychological Dog Training® Trainers course outline, remember there is so much more!
This is a sample of the outline from the Canine Companions Kinship® Psychological Dog Training® Trainers Course.
1. Introduction to dog training
Here we teach you how dog training began and introduce some of the different methods used today by professionals
2. Dog Bite Prevention
Learn what to do if your approached by a strange dog (Even if your with your Dog!)
3. Understanding Dog Breeds
An introduction to the different breeds, how they are grouped and an analysis of the more popular ones.
4. KPDT Canine Development and Socialization Stages
Learn the structure of a canine’s growth and development from birth to -death. Critical stages of socialization that can effect a dog for the rest of its life. Learn what problems -dogs have at 4 months, 8 months, 18 months, 2 -years, 3 years, and 5 years.
5. KPDT Canine Evaluations &– Psychology
Understand dogs like a professional. We teach you how to read a dog. What motivates them. – How they learn and what they are capable of.
6. Basic Care
How to properly care for a dog. Housing, bathing, brushing, nail -cutting, -feeding, veterinary care, exercise and play.
6. Principals of Reinforcement
Behavior that continues to occur is rewarding. What is the most effective form of praise? Why corrections don’t work. And more…
All the gear we use and how to use it. What you need and what you don’t and why.
8. KPDT Praise/Mindsets/Attitude
Along with understanding reinforcement, the professional trainer needs to have communication skills in order to effectively train a dog. Praise is an essential form of communication and reinforcement. We break down the three different levels of praise and teach you how to use it.
How to make contact is essential for communicating. How to develop rapport is essential in creating a relationship before any training can begin. Pacing is a skill used for developing rapport.
10. Commands – sit, down, stay, stand, heel, come and go.
There are several different ways to teach commands depending on the temperament and age of the dog. Here we teach you the different ways and when to use them.
11. KPDT Mental Heeling
Heeling is more than just a command it has to do with pack relationships and leading. We teach you how to heel a dog, points of balance and the proper footwork and mechanics.
12. - KPDT Problem Solving
House breaking, pulling, chewing, jumping, running away, -bolting, -separation, mouthing. - -We teach how to evaluate a problem and how to use - training to -correct it.
13. Handling and Evaluating Aggression
Your own personal safety may rely on this. We teach you how to recognize aggression and how to handle aggressive dogs safely using time-tested techniques.
We teach you the basics of how to teach the dog any trick. From play dead to army crawl.
15. KPDT Reading Dogs Body Language
We teach how to decipher canine body language so you can understand a dogs intentions.
16. KPDT Dog Senses
How dogs see, hear , smell and you’ll experience the dog’s world!
17. The KPDT Secrets to Solving any Canine Behavioral problem
18. How Distance Effects Behavior The KPDT Distance Models
Learn how distance can elicit behavior in animals and how to use it in training.
19. Other Dog Training Methods
Who does what and why. Here we discuss the published methods of dog training, how they work and why they’re different.
20. AKC Good Citizen Test -
We teach you how train dogs to pass and we teach you how to administer the test.
This is just a sample there is so much more! - Dog Steps, Footwork, Attention Models, Controlling Non Verbal Signal Sets, Wild Dogs, Reading Dogs, etc…