dog training schools for people that want to be trainers? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-14-2015, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 135
dog training schools for people that want to be trainers?

i was mentored for a year by the person who helped me train my dog thats in my area but then i moved for school.. if i was stayin in my hometown i would just be tought by him but im not staying...

i know of tom rose and michael ellis .. i will probably take a few courses of ellis's and i wanted to do tom rose's school but i was reading he does alot of e collar which isnt what i would want to do..

does any one have any info on dog trainer schools?

any one know of any that are in europe?

(sorry if wrong section)
Baileysowner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 10:09 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dayton NV
Posts: 7,657
Europe wow! I know in the US it appears that a lot of the "Pro's" will at least teach or recommend the use of an E-Collar for most clients??

Not my thing but that is what I see. Jeff Gellman travels to Europe often! So he would most likely be a good place to start. He can be reached here:

Solid K9 Training - Rehabilitation and Family Dog Training
Chip18 is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 10:29 PM
Moderator
 
Fodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 6,170
it really depends on your location and what direction you'd like your career to go.

in addition to Ellis, here are some other programs to look into...

https://www.karenpryoracademy.com

Teaching Zoo | Moorpark College

TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 65lbs of Love
KEYSTONE: Male: Sable: DOB: 2/11/13 55lbs of Go!!!!!

Last edited by Fodder; 10-15-2015 at 10:33 PM.
Fodder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 10:30 PM
The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
 
gsdsar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,913
I think your best bet is to find a trainer whose philosophy you like, whose methods you trust, and who has achieved levels of success equal to or greater than you want to achieve. And then intern, help and learn.

Personally I think discarding an entire method is short sighted. It's important for a trainer to understand multiple methods and know when and how to implement different styles and tools.

I am not a fan of trainers that immediately and only use 1 tool. I look for a trainer that is experienced with multiple tools and knows when and how to use them to get the best results.
gsdsar is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 10:44 PM
Crowned Member
 
Baillif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,920
E collar is not a method it is just a tool. It is a good tool and if the OP understood that they wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it.
Baillif is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 10:57 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dayton NV
Posts: 7,657
In their defense if needed ... aren't E-Collars/Prongs banned in parts of Europe??

And for the record although I don't personally use an E-Collar, I understand there use and recommend them on Boards when I recognize the need.

I usually put on my "Flame Proof" suit first!
Chip18 is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 11:03 PM
Crowned Member
 
Baillif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,920
When you are training a dog to hand off to a client it is best to make things easy and the -collar simplifies things a ton. I don't use them on my own dogs in everyday life but I do use them for sport applications.
Baillif is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 11:19 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dayton NV
Posts: 7,657
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
When you are training a dog to hand off to a client it is best to make things easy and the -collar simplifies things a ton.
I get that. All the trainers I cite most often teach their clients the proper use of an E-Collar.

But I do rescue work myself and those folks are not going to let you put a Prong or an E-Collar on one of there badly behaved rescues!

Boxers and Buddies handed me the SLL! I took to it like a Duck to Water!

SLL was pretty much useless for uh "everybody" there! The dogs I handled walked like they had been doing it right there whole lives!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post

I don't use them on my own dogs in everyday life but I do use them for sport applications.
I get that ... shaping and sharpening a behaviour! Pro stuff! My goals are much more modest "Don't be acting like no fool dog!"

Last edited by Chip18; 10-15-2015 at 11:22 PM.
Chip18 is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 11:40 PM
The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
 
gsdsar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,913
Really Chip18? My GSD rescue always used prong collars. Interesting.
gsdsar is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-16-2015, 12:06 AM
Master Member
 
MythicMut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: NE Illinois, USA
Posts: 577
Baileysowner,

Below are a couple more, both reputable:

Highland K9, Harmony NC
http://www.highlandcanine.com/

Tom Rose School, LLC, High Ridge, MO
The Tom Rose School - School for Professional Dog Trainers

Fallon (WLGS) b 5/23/14 & Mira (Aussie) b 8/31/04
RIP: Katie (Bel.Shp.Mix)-CGC; Shadow (WLGS); Monty (GSxAkita); CH. Windy Citys Sweet Talker (Shannon);
Cheli; WC's Home Alone (Kevin); CH. WCs Dancing with Wolves (Tish); Ragnar-CGC; Tammy (GSmix)
MythicMut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome