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Professional Trainer’s Course: A Weekend Training Retreat

Trainer’s Course

Intensive trainer’s course geared toward advancing skills for both professional trainers and amateurs. Course material will cover learning theory, drive development, temperament evaluations vs assessments, shelter visit, counter conditioning and common behavioral issues discussed (including aggression, fearfulness). Some competition foundations and concepts will be covered in a broad based curriculum. This course will be a mix of classroom lecture as well as hands on with a small, group environment.

-Perfect for the aspiring professional, current professional interested in advancing their skills, as well as shelter workers, rescues, and amateurs
-Intensive hands on and lecture
-Bring up to two dogs
-Maximum of six students
-Certificate of completion
-Students who have completed this course will be eligible for an apprenticeship program
-Quiet, clean indoor facility for lecture and demonstration, outdoor hands on
-Group round table discussions (dinner and drink) at local Williamson county eateries
-Free time allotted for those who would like to hike, swim, kayak, stand up paddle board, or go wine tasting.
-30 minutes to downtown Nashville (Music City!)
-Affordable hotel, bed and breakfast, and camping options nearby

Tuition: $750/weekend (one student and up to two dogs)
Location: Nashville, TN (field work & lecture).

*To register, contact head instructor Tami McLeod at Tami@bajadogtraining.com. A 50% deposit (PayPal Tmacmal@yahoo.com) is due to reserve your spot in this course. Ten percent early registration discount if received before December 30th. Payment may be received in the form of cash, check, credit card or PayPal.

Hydro’s Progress: Not “Just” a Walk

So, we walk our dogs every day. It is something we should be able to do with our canine companions and partners. We nurture our relationships with our dogs so we can communicate down the leash. They are perceptive to light tension and leash checks.

For two plus years I carted young Hydro around. Two cross country trips, countless trips to the lake, hiking, and training days at the park. From the time he was seven weeks old he was accustomed to leash pressure, and learned all about motivational leash directionals. Continue reading

Hydro’s Journey: Part III

Continuing with the story of Hydro, he had already bitten his first K9 handler and been returned to the broker, who continued his training while looking for a second handler.  Use these links for Part 1 and Part 2.

Second Handler…Another No Go

I then received word that a department in Mississippi was looking for a dual purpose dog. They required a real dog who could take care of business. I will say that if you want a real dog that could take care of business in a SWAT type situation, Continue reading

Hydro’s Journey: Part II

Continuing with the story of Hydro’s back ground where we left off in Part I, Hydro had made his way into his first police department. His career looked bright, and up until this point I received glowing reports regarding his progress.

First Police Canine Handler Pairing

Hydro was purchased and was to start working as a police canine in a department in Georgia. His new handler had had some previous canine handling experience with a single purpose dog. Continue reading