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


With Martin Deeley, James Hamm and Pat Trichter.

April 9th to 14th 2018

6 days Hands on course.

Course  FEE: $1950.00

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

The aim of this workshop is to develop your knowledge, experience and ability to be a professional dog trainer. Through practical/hands-on work, we will enable you to develop the skills essential to the training and behavior modification of dogs today.

The emphasis throughout will be on creating versatility and change in the mind set, approaches, attitudes and energies of those attending.  In doing so, enable you to develop an understanding of how to create a lasting, respectful, loving relationships with dogs, Both for yourself and your 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’.  In doing so, we will be looking to you to to become an instinctive, intuitive dog trainer – reading and at one with the dog.  The ability to  choreograph movement and action that  puts the dog in a position to do right. We want to help you build a successful business based on happy dogs and very happy clients. Our purpose in teaching 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.  Balance; is the key.

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

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

Emphasis throughout will be on the use of the remote trainer (e-collar) to train.

A ‘Certificate of Completion’ will be given upon successful completion of the course.


Areas of training, understanding and learning that will be covered: 


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


An introduction to the use of the remote trainer (E-Collar). Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the remote trainer.Selection of a collar for the dog and owner and type of work to be done by the dog.  The use of the e-collar in training will continue throughout the course.


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, when to touch.


Creating versatility with the ability to use different  tools and approaches,


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


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.


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


Overcoming the everyday annoying behaviors that owners face and have to deal with


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


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


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


Martin Deeley 2018



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.

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 collarmakesmodelsfeaturespractical 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 trainerhow is electricity appliedwhat type of stimulation is usedmomentarycontinuous


    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 collarknowing the dogdiffering breedsdifferent approachestaking it in small steps
  12. Reading your dog and its reactions
  13. Stress considerationsreading the dogreactions from the dog and what they meanhow 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 commandsmaking 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 behaviorjumpingdiggingcounter surfingfurniture jumping


    door dashing

    running off

  27. Using a remote trainer on aggressiontypes of aggressionapplication
  28. Continuous or momentarythe advantages of eachapplications of each
  29. Perceived fears of using a collar – by ownerswaterelectric shockdamage to the dogs nerve systemhealth 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