International School for Dog Trainers

International School for Dog Trainers
Available Courses


The school runs both specialized courses and arranges shadowing programs where individuals and small groups can work alongside the trainers. Please call and ask about shadowing if this is the type of training you are interested in. 

407 469 5583

Specialized courses include the following :

 

Basic Foundation for Dog Trainers

basic dog training

TRAINING DOGS FOR THE REAL WORLD

With Martin Deeley, James Hamm and Pat Trichter.

5th to 13th April 2017

8 day Course FEE: $2750.00

Fee to include Lunch and Notes and a variety of training tools.

 

The aim of this workshop is to develop the knowledge and abilities of dog trainers and through practical work enable them to develop the skills essential to the training and behavior modification of dogs today.

The emphasis will be on creating change in the mind set, approaches, attitudes and energies of those attending and in doing so enable them to develop an understanding of how to create a lasting, respectful, loving relationships with dogs for themselves and their clients.

Upon completion of the course we want you to be able to think Dog, plan Dog, feel Dog, act Dog, control Dog, and be ‘Dog’. And, in doing so, become an instinctive, intuitive dog trainer – reading and ‘dancing’ dog. The act of choreographing movement to put the dog in a position to do right. Our aim is to assist you build creativity and versatility to be at one with the dog you is training, enabling the dog to be at one with you. Dog training is more than technique and leadership. A dog will respond to the one who provides the resources he needs and enjoys in a way that has him wanting to ‘join’ in a partnership. .

Training for the real world of dogs? That is training for the dog that people want, like and love – and keep. The dog that is a family member for a lifetime.

Through this course let us help you build confidence and give you the ability to build a successful profitable business that helps the animal you love and their humans.

Each day dogs will be taken on a training walk, one on one, to develop human skills from a practical basis. As the course progresses this walk will include the exercises and behavior taught and developed in the course sessions.

This course is designed for those wishing to create a business training dogs and have already worked with dogs, even attended a training school, and now seek more experience handling and creating versatility through experience with and understanding of the different approaches than can be employed.

Day 1.

HOW DO DOGS LEARN –HOW DO WE HELP THEM

How do dogs learn . How can we teach/train effectively,create and and maintain a good attitude.

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF TRAINING TOOLS

Leashes, collars and other training equipment, applications. Advantages, disadvantages

HOW TO BE A BETTER OWNER AND TRAINER           

Basic principles of training that owners need to know. Commons sense tips often overlooked, in home relationships and to bring about effective training and behavior modification.

TALK DOG

Reading your dog and knowing how to react to help him learn. Dog body language. Creating Discipline. Reinforcing the commands though routines, rewards and corrections. How to create a relationship with a dog through working together.

BECOMING THE RESOURCE PROVIDER AND AS A RESULT SENIOR PARTNER

How to provide and control all the resources for the dog you are training. Discover how resource provision creates the relationship you desire. The dog as a ‘follower’, partner and obedient companion is very much created through resource provision. We identify the resources and work on using the knowledge to provide the training and learning environment for the dog

HARNESSING YOUR ENERGIES

Human body language and how dogs interpret what you do, what you say and your body signal. Creating the dog person. Acting the part. Developing the right habits in yourself and your dog. Becoming the person your dog will respond to and respect.

Day 2

GROUP WALK

Short walk by group to enable us to watch interactions and behavior of both dogs and participants. The correct use of leash and long lines to assist in creating a good walking environment.

HOW DO WE TEACH OUR DOGS  

Becoming the Senior partner and the Teacher. Attitude, approach, understanding. Patient, calm but assertive approach. Creating a two-way trust and confidence. Behaving in a way the dog understands. Communication skills.

WHAT IS YOUR DOG TELLING YOU (Dog body language)      

Be able to ‘listen’, ‘see’, ‘feel’ and ‘read’ dog. Identifying his energies, harnessing and guiding them. Evaluating energies from the breed profile. Creating opportunities to train and watching for opportunities to arise. Developing good decision making in a dog.

CREATING CALM ENERGY

Ways to bring about calm energy in your dog – the ability to bring him into a required action and then put him into neutral.

STREET INTERACTIONS AND MEETING OTHER DOGS/PEOPLE

The art of walking in the community.

Day 3

GROUP WALK. Followed by discussion on observed improvements and differences in behavior.

THE USE OF TOUCH

One of the main senses a dog responds to is Touch. Owners have to be to apply the right ‘touch’ to training. Where to touch. How to touch. Tools that assists touching.

TEACHING SIT, DOWN, STAY, BASIC COMMANDS

Sit, Down, Stay showing the use of various tools and the trainer approach.

Walking on a loose leash

Sit

Down

Stay

Come on

Here (recall)

Place

Wait

Leave it

Off

Quiet

“Kennel”

EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES

Door opening and closing

Visitor greeting and acceptance

Feeding time

Bedtime

THE USE OF VARIOUS TRAINING TOOLS TO CREATE THE PEFECT ‘WALK’.

The walk is an important part of building a relationship and creating an exercise routine. How to get a dog to walk on a loose leach. The importance of being calm and assertive during a walk and with all aspects of socialization training.

USING YOUR DOGS NATURAL SKILLS TO TRAIN AND BUILD A RELATIONSHIP.

Retrieving, tug, herding, protection type sports to build that ‘partnership’ which brings about a confident and well-behaved dog

Day 4

GROUP WALK

Now with additional exercises such as going up and down steps, meeting, people and other dogs. Interactive exercise

CLARITY IN GIVING COMMANDS

The need for simplicity and clarity in giving commands. The understanding of commands by dogs and how the environment, physical factors and distance can affect understanding. Helping the dog understand what is required.

THE VALUE OF TEACHING BASIC COMMANDS, OBEDIENCE AND BEING PERSISTENT TO MAKE THEM ACCEPTED HABITS IN A DOG.

The value of obedience in creating a good well behaved dog. The Nothing In Life Is Free Approach (NILIF).

BRINGING TOGETHER ENERGY, SKILLS AND TRAINING TOOLS TO TEACH EVERYDAY HABITS (The Basis of good behavior)   

Sit, Down, Stay, Come on, Here (recall), Place, Wait, Leave it, Off, Quiet, Kennel

Day 5

GROUP WALK

Brining together the learning of the course with exercises along the walk to assist in building the behaviors and good habits.

CREATING GOOD COMPANION HABITS

Going through doors, meeting visitors and friends, Feed time, Riding in the car, Bedtime manners.

DEALING WITH BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Based on questions in the week and problems encountered, to look in more depth at overcoming common behavior problems. Running away, Intolerance to handling, Barrier aggression, House breaking, guarding territory, Aggression, Digging holes and more as required.

DOG HUSBANDRY

Grooming, nail trimming, bathing, feeding and maintaining the comfort and health of the dog.

CREATING BALANCE AND MAINTAINING IT

Balance in mind, balance in relationship and balance in life.

Day 6

THE SELECTION OF TOOLS TO USE

Building the ability to select and use the correct tool for each individual dog and owner.

REMOTE TRAINER

An introduction to the use of the remote trainer (E-Collar).

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the remote trainer.

Selection of collar for the dog and owner and type of work to be done by the dog.

PRACTICAL WORK AND GROUP WALK WITH THE USE OF THE REMOTE TRAINER.

Day 7

GROUP WALK

Taking to towns and businesses to create a social environment the dog can become familiar with and accepting of.

TRAINER ENERGY

Controlling your own energy, emotions and temperament.

CLIENT ENERGY

Developing, encouraging and rewarding change in a dog owner/client

RESOLVING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Running away and escaping

Intolerance to handling, strangers, and children

House breaking

Territory guarding

Resource guarding

Dog/ dog issues

Dog /animal issues

Motivation and over excitement through Prey Drive

Digging holes in the garden

Jumping on People

Mouthing

Barking

Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors

Obstructing – Leaning, Bumping, Nose butting.

Crotch Sniffing

Day 8

GROUP WALK

WHAT SERVICES WILL YOU PROVIDE

Individual

Group Classes

Board and train

Boarding

Dog Walking

etc.

OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM CLIENTS

Information from clients helps to determine the basis of training approach and what the owner requires from their dog when training is completed.

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS

Web, Social Networks, Business cards, Clothing, referrals etc

BECOMING THE CENTRAL FIGURE

PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

This is not a course where attendees will be allowed to bring along seriously aggressive dogs to participate.

Martin Deeley 2015


E-TOUCH

training - gun dogIn 1998 I spent time training with Jim and Phyllis Dobbs. They tended to use a lot of continuous at that time and were very much involved with the gundog and working dog forms of training. They are great people and taught me a strong foundation which I will always appreciate. When I returned from them I began to play with my Tri-Tronics 500 and found that momentary gave me a lot of quick touches’ that provided many advantages for my own training approaches that had developed over many years without the collar. I could use the collar to achieve many things I did with my voice or a leash – in fact I could do even more and I realized what a versatile tool it was.

Once introduced to the collar and familiar with the feel, I found momentary or with some dogs a tap of continuous to be very effective without creating a drop in motivation or a substantial increase in stress. This pleased me as it was something I was very concerned about and resisted using the e-collar within my training for this reason. I did not see the e-collar however as a magic tool but as a catalyst, a way to progress my training methods more effectively.
Martin Deeley dog Trainer of the year
There are a few things I have been taught by the old masters many years ago and these we should never overlook.

  • Put the dog in a position where it does what you require without even knowing it sometimes. Manage the situation so that he can only do what you want.
  • Guide him into what you require, show him and help him to succeed. (One of my big criticisms of clicker training is exponents often leave the dog to figure it out for himself. Sometimes creating real mental stress.)
  • Know when the dog is trying but getting it wrong and help him get it right.
  • Make training a pleasure for the dog and yourself – If you cannot put the dog right or cannot correct at the right time and show him what is the right thing to do. Ignore the behavior. Then set up the situation where you can do it right.
  •  If you correct a dog, show him immediately afterwards what is right and then praise or reward in some way.

For me the e-collar is a tool which helps me with a methodology, philosophy and approach It enables me to communicate more clearly to a dog. I have developed over the years and am still developing. It is not an end in itself. E-Touch is not a magic method it is a catalyst which you can incorporate within your own training approaches to train even better. Whether you are a foodie, a clickerite, a Koehler based trainer, a redneck gundog (dummy) trainer (like me at times) or whatever, the e-collar is a tool that can be added to the mixture to create something special. BUT the main principles of good training do not disappear, we stay creative, we do not depend on the e-collar for everything, there is no one best approach, it is not a race to see who can train the fastest. And most of all we work within the temperament and pace of the dog – reading the dog and maintaining a true companion relationship is essential. I have to say although I do gundog competitions and want precision stuff I want a dog that will be a dog, will make decisions, and basically acts as a dog while remaining my partner.

Although I originally started off using the collar in gun dog work, I quickly realized the advantages with pet/companion dogs. I also found that by incorporating the collar with `traditional’ (whatever that is) approaches I could get good results fairly quickly and pass over the controls to owners. I could also, because I mixed it with leash work, treats, tennis balls, hand manipulation etc that I could use quite low levels for the majority of the time. My main income is now from training using  the collar. This was the start of “E-Touch”.

It is difficult to compare and sometimes quite incorrect of us as proponents and teachers of the use of the e-collar to do compare different approaches and methods in case it is taken as highly critical of others. My own feeling is that the collar is a tool that we use in conjunction with our own training approaches. Although there is a technique to using it as there is with a leash and certain other collars, it should not detract from our use of other teaching and training approaches or even other equipment that would help us in our training of any specific dog. Unless you have worked with the other proponents and teachers of the collar it is difficult to come to a conclusion as to what the main differences are. My own thoughts are that it does not matter what others do provided I am confident in the method and approaches I use and they achieve the results with the least possible stress on the dog.


E-touch Program

The aim of the workshop is to provide a basic understanding of the operation of the electronic remote trainer and its application as a training and behavior modification ‘tool’. There will be emphasis on the humane practical use of the remote trainer, its introduction and application. The workshop structure below is a guideline and course participants specific questions and needs can change the emphasis of learning required and time allocation for the different aspects to be demonstrated and discussed.

This will be a highly practical as well as theoretical course where hands on training of different dogs will feature using the e-collar as an integral and essential part of the training process.

Successful completion of the workshop will result in a certificate in basic e-collar training being awarded.

E-touch workshop content will include:

  1. Choosing a collar
    makes
    models
    features
    practical applications
  2. How do dogs learn
  3. The role of the electronic remote trainer in the training and handling of dogs
  4. The benefits of the remote trainer
  5. Understanding training using the collar
  6. What is a remote trainer
    how is electricity applied
    what type of stimulation is used
    momentary
    continuous
    levels
    the use of the tone button
  7. The transmitter
  8. The receiver
  9. Putting it on yourself and get to know the trainer and buttons before fitting it to the dog
  10. Fitting the collar and receiver
  11. Introducing the dog to the collar
    knowing the dog
    differing breeds
    different approaches
    taking it in small steps
  12. Reading your dog and its reactions
  13. Stress considerations
    reading the dog
    reactions from the dog and what they mean
    how to deal with them
  14. Working a dog through problems
  15. Training with the collar
  16. Working alongside other training approaches and tools.
  17. Reinforcing with the collar
  18. Correcting with the collar
  19. Basic commands – sit, down, heel, recall, distractions
  20. How to avoid confusion in the interpretation of what the collar stimulation means
  21. Teaching and reinforcing advanced commands
    making sure the dog understands what is required before applying correction
  22. Timing of correction
  23. Type of correction/stimulation to use
  24. Indirect pressure
  25. Applying aversives
  26. Eliminating problem behavior
    jumping
    digging
    counter surfing
    furniture jumping
    barking
    door dashing
    running off
  27. Using a remote trainer on aggression
    types of aggression
    application
  28. Continuous or momentary
    the advantages of each
    applications of each
  29. Perceived fears of using a collar – by owners
    water
    electric shock
    damage to the dogs nerve system
    health problems
    accidental triggering of collar
    dog running through the stimulation
    burning of neck
  30. How to handle human resistance to the use of the collar
  31. Marketing your skills and building your business

Gun Dog Training

training gun dogsMartin offers a comprehensive training service at his Green Mountain Kennels. This can be group training or individual owner training plus the in house Boarding Training. A well trained deserves an owner that knows how to handle in the field. To achieve this Martin encourages owners to work with their dogs and learn from Martin how to train, continue training and handle their dogs effectively to put birds in the bag.

Many owners feel they do not have one or all of the following to train their hunting dog –

Experience, Knowledge, Time, Patience, Ability .

If you want to train your own dog but need assistance, or would like Martin to train your dog using his successful and proven gentle methods. Contact Martin to arrange:

  • Individual one on one coaching
  • Group Classes
  • In House Boarding and Training by Martin