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I decided to attend a school while waiting for the GI Bill upgrade next fall.

I am not sure which to attend, Tarheel is the closest and probably the most affordable. I am looking for more than just basic obedience, more towards protection and detection in addition.

http://www.dogtrainerschool.com (Triple Crown Academy)
I am very familiar with this school and know a graduate, but it seems to generic. I have experience, but the trainer I know that graduated didn't have experience before attending and she still isn't comfortable teaching others. She said she wasn't totally happy with the school (not that you can please 100% of everyone).

http://www.http://www.tarheelcanine.com/school_courses.cfm
Tarheel

http://www.nk9.com/SFDT.aspx?sn=course
I like this one. I have looked at it for a couple years now. I like their program because it covers detection, protection and a support dog training section.

http://www.karenpryoracademy.com/
I like this because I am very into clicker. Although I am not a purely positive trainer ie never say no. It seems like there are some good perks, unfortunately it is mostly independent study and I would have to travel for the workshops (kentucky mass etc)

I am looking forward to your responses!
CJ
 

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Whatever you decide, you get to live my dream!!!
 

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I have looked at the school but it starts at about $12,000 for the professional training course 16-12 weeks, and the master trainer course is another $5,000 for 12 weeks, then the advanced master course is another $4000 for 50 weeks. If I lived in Missouri or was single I would definitely consider it, but I am married and in VA so I don't think I would be able to make their program. Although it looks like a excellent program, and the length of the school is longer than most, which makes me think that they get a better education. But, unfortunately it is a little more expensive than I would like.
Thanks for the reply!!
If you could tell me anything you have heard about the school I would appreciate that as well!
 

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So what did you decide??
 

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I know Jerry Bradshaw at Tarheel. Nice guy. Works mostly with K-9's now. Good program from what I understand, you will come out of there knowing the basics and more. Not as ??? I am trying to find the right word, but can't. as Triple Crown. But, you will have an excellent education when you come out of there. Perhaps more prestegious sp? an education at Triple Crown or Tom Rose. Not sure of the cost difference or if that matters to you. Any specific question, pm me....
 
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