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…

7. Equipment

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.

9. Contact/Rapport/Pacing

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.

14. Tricks

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…

Plus the Canine Companions Guide To Cynology (The Sudy Of Canine Veterinary Sciences) Course and Manual. – Become a Canine Companions Certifed Cynologist!
Course includes: Canine Basic First Aid and CPR, Anatomy, Physiology, Parasitology, Immunizations, Nutrition, Emergency Restraint -and Sanitation.
Over 100 Hours of Training!
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