Southwest Dog Trainers Network

Career In Dog Training

Southwest Dog Trainers Network is a Div.of  Executive Dog Training Inc.


(Please note: All levels have detailed sub sections that are not mentioned below)

Classes are given at the Critter Cottage, Located in Englewood Fl.

Level: 1 can be done either in person or by skype.

Level: 2,3,4,5 is done at Critter Cottage Englewood Fl.

For those that live outside of Southwest Florida: (Please Note)
You can still take the course, the procedure is still very simple and effective. We use video monitoring, skype & phone discussions.
We supply you with all the tools you need.

The course is approximately 1 1/2 hours per sessions followed by E-mail of quizzes, questionairs & Problem solving.
(This also applies to the out of town students as well)

Section 1

Behavior Pending
Pending the amount of previous knowledge time various ( 3 months Aprox. this level can be done in person or by skype video conferencing)
                   *** Pending either 1 or 2 times a week each session; Duration 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours ***

Wolf comprehension: Hierarchy, Geography, Behavior, Principles, Territorial, Hunting, Diet, Anatomy, Dominance, Submissiveness, Shyness, Timidness,
Link between wolf & dogs, Wolf characteristics & temperament compared to domesticated dogs, Body language, Intelligence, survival differences between
wolves and domesticated dogs in controlled environments and in the wild, Adopting from the wild, Integration to domestication, Mans interference,
Communication short and long distance, Life span, Instincts, Habituation, Imprinting...

Wolf Ethology(The focus of ethology is on animal behavior under natural conditions), Associative learning, observation learned (Imitation), Maturational instincts.

Canine comprehension: Hierarchy, Geography, Behavior, Solutions, Modification, Mental Principles, Genetics, Body language, Man made results, Territorial,
Positive Learned behavior, Negative Learned behavior, Natural positive behavior, Natural negative behavior, Progressive aggression, Communication short
and long distance, Diet, Anatomy, Dominance, Submissiveness, Shyness, Timidness and Aggression, Life span...

Dog Ethology (The focus of ethology is on animal behavior under natural conditions), Instinct, Habituation, Associative learning, Imprinting,
Observation learned (Imitation),
Maturational instincts.

Canine Diet comprehension: General Dietary needs, Raw / Processed(commercial) & (Home made), Miss understood ideas, Past & Present conflicts,
Narrowing down the nutritional needs according to breed - age - sex - environment & activity level.

Canine Medical: General, First aide, Common health issues and solutions, Homeopathic solutions, Medicine / medications used on dogs, First aide kits according
to geographical environments. Difference between veterinarians, How to choose a veterinarian, Difference between veterinarians in Canada USA & South America,
Europe, Middle East & Asia.

Canine Evaluations: Determining Dominance, Aggression, Submissiveness, Timidness, Shyness, Breaking down the Compulsive Obsessive behavior,
Evaluating /Analyzing the Obsessive behaviors, Concluding if its a genetic issue or is it a man made / cause, Progressive aggression, Genetic disorders, CSI,
Analyzing misbehavior / cause / solution / corrections / modification, Urine detection using Black light, prey drive, stubbornness, coordination, alertness,
retrieving plus all testing procedures accordingly.
 Compulsive Obsessive Behaviors from trauma.

Canine Breeds: Understanding pure breeds & mixed breeds, Understanding the Working dogs, Show dogs, Sporting dogs, Herding dogs and more...

Standards: Working dogs, Show dogs, Breed standards from different parts of the world.

Section 2

Canine Training Pending ( Pending the amount of previous knowledge time various (2 months Aprox. )

Canine Training Equipment: All types of Leashes, Collars, Chokers, Clickers, Whistles, Harness, Halti, Promise Collars, Electronics, E-Collars, Chains, Leather, Nylon Webbing,
Balls, Toys,Food, Muzzles...etc... (we will also be covering in detail each items plus many other equipment / products that are on the market.)

Canine Obedience: All training methods Past - Present & Up-coming, North American and European training methods. Variety of methods for executing all basic commands,
Problems that happen during training of the basics - advance - specialty.

Section 3 Pending ( Pending the amount of previous knowledge time various (2 months Aprox. )

AKC & CKC: Show dogs, Competition of all levels (General Coverage)

Canine Agility: All standard equipment & obstacle usage.

Canine Military Agility: All standard & military complex obstacles & equipment.

Canine Trick Training: 10 to 15 tricks, the idea behind the structure in trick training.

Canine Body Building: Muscular formation, Muscle strengthening of weak body parts, Hip-Dysplasia Strengthening surrounding muscles, Over weight / Under weight solutions,
How to build endurence and strength.

Sled dog: Breeds, Equipment, General Coverage.

Section 4 Pending ( Pending the amount of previous knowledge time various (2 months Aprox. )

Search & Tracking: By Sight & Smell, requirements, obsession, general coverage,

Scent Discrimination: Requirements, abilities, obsession, general coverage.

Narcotics: Geographical, requirements, abilities, obsession, general coverage.

Explosives: Geographical, requirements, abilities, obsession, general coverage.

Section 5 Pending ( Pending the amount of previous knowledge time various (2 months Aprox. )

Schutzhund: General Coverage.

Canine Protection Training: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Personal Protection, Family Protection, Guard Dog, Watch Dog, Security Dog, Attack Dog.

Protection Equipment: Sleeves, Full gear, Collars, Leashes, Harnesses, Agitation sticks, Agitation whips, Bamboo sticks etc..., How to make some of the equipment.

Protection: Puppy bite training, Building up the confidence, Strengthening prey drive, Brining out its natural instincts, Comprehension, courage testing, All terrain training,
Puppy evaluation, Poison proofing, Proper guidance for defensive work etc...

Coming Soon:
" Cadaver Dog Training Techniques"
& "Detection Dogs"


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