Today our students learned about the aspects of training and handling a Human Remains Detection (HRD) Dog also known as a cadaver dog. Colonel Jeff Jordan came to the school and discussed his training methods, dog selection, and personal experiences in this field. With 25 years of experience as a handler, his insight and wisdom was highly valued by the students. His K9 Trooper, a 7 year old GSD, performed excellently and with graceful ease. Might I add he is oh so handsome!
Today our 1st group of Student Excellence Participants experienced a full day living with one of three disabilities. Blindness, deafness, or being bound to a wheelchair. We chose this exercise to give students a unique insight on the challenges their future service dog clients may experience.
Drum roll please!!! Congratulations to this year's recipient! Thank you all for the wonderful submissions for the International Scholarship. For more information regarding the School for Dog Trainers International Scholarship go to our website www.internationaldogtrainerschool.com See you all next year!
A week ago today, we hosted our semi-annual Behavior Clinic and had an amazing turnout! Thank you to everyone who came out, this gave our students the opportunity to practice everything they have learned in real time. If you weren't able to get a spot this time around, keep an eye out, because there will be many more behavior clinics to come!
Ducky has been practicing his leash manners with the students! Everyday students take turns getting him out and walking him around the property. Ducky enjoys nothing more than to spend time with people, so he really enjoys these adventures with his new trainers. It has only been a few days but we are already starting to see more frequent slack in the leash.
E-Collar lessons with Mick continue! Each session Mick becomes more confident walking on leash and working with people he once found scary. The E-Collar will be a great tool in working through his fear of strangers.
Everyone meet Ducky! Ducky's foster mom brought him to us during our Behavior Clinic seeking some training help. Ducky will be staying with us in kennel and working with our students and instructors for 6 weeks. Check back in frequently to see what Ducky and the students are up to!
Time is running out! All submissions for our International Scholarship Program are due by March 1st. Don't miss out on your opportunity to be awarded a full scholarship to our 6-month master trainer course! All you have to do is go to www.internationaldogtrainerschool.com/dog-trainer-school-scholarship/ and complete the five application steps.