Courses

The ISDC Handler and Trainers Courses are designed for those individuals who want to seek more in-depth information and training to a specific subject. 

In these intensive Programs , you will receive the most comprehensive education in dog training in the world. Through lectures, demonstrations, and extensive supervised hands-on training, you will learn a variety of dog training theories, techniques and how to apply them. Our programs challenge you to develop unique training methods and problem solving techniques and you will gain experience working with a wide range of dog personalities and temperaments.


Puppy Development

The Foundation to set your puppy and yourself up for success and creation the maximum potential for the future. 

This program focusses on the most critical phase in your dogs life, the puppy and imprinting phase. Critical steps are necessary to develop the right communication skills, building trust and respect towards the handler, socialization towards animals, people and environment, Setting rules, boundaries and limitations, creating a problem solving mind, learning how to learn and much more. 

This program is for everyone who has a puppy or thinking of getting a puppy or for anyone who is interested in learning these important foundational skills 

Course Length: 1 Week

Cost of Attendance: $750

Deposit: $250 to secure spot


Learning how to play and creating motivation

The Foundation in learning how to play and how to increase motivation in and working drive in any dog. 

Most reward and positive training techniques are based upon giving the dog a food or Toy reward. In a relationship based training approach we teach the dog to work for the human and be motivated to work for him. This program focusses on the necessary skills to learn the proper body movement and body language to learn how to play without conflict. We will cover proper play with balls, food, tugs and tailer made play for you and your dog. As each dog and handler are different, the right balance in play and how to play will vary for team to team. 

This program is for everyone who has a dog or thinking of getting a dog or for anyone who is interested in learning these important but FUN foundational motivation building skills 

Course Length: 1 week

Cost of Attendance: $750

Deposit: $250 to secure spot


Foundation obdedience

This course is the most important building block and it the foundation for anyone who is interested in our Relationship Based Approach. This Course is a pre-requisite for our advanced and protection training courses. See this course as your basic toolset necessary to start building a balanced relationship with your dog. This intensive two week program will cover the theory of all four quadrants of dog training, and the first Building block of our Canine Performance Pyramid. 

Course Length: 2 weeks

Cost of Attendance: $1500

Deposit: $500 to secure spot 


Advanced OBDEDIENCE 1

This course will focus on the Teaching Phase and Training Phase of the  Canine Performance Pyramid building blocks. We will teach you the more advanced obedience like competition heeling, pirouettes, weaving, jumping and much more. Also covered is problem solving, creating and maintaining intense focus, creating and maintaining control, increasing motivation and drive. See this course as the power-tools added to your toolbox. This Course is a pre-requisite for our advanced Obedience 2 and Advanced Protection training courses. 

Course Length: 2 weeks

Cost of Attendance: $1500

pre-requisite: Foundation Obedience

Deposit: $500 to secure spot 


ADVANCED OBDEDIENCE 2

This course will focus on the Distraction Phase and Proofing Phase of the  Canine Performance Pyramid building blocks. We will teach you how to maintain performance in the the more advanced obedience like competition heeling, pirouettes, weaving, jumping in high distractive environments. Also covered is problem solving, creating and maintaining intense focus, creating and maintaining control, increasing motivation and drive in high distraction environments and teach you how to proof these behaviors. See this course as the high power-tools added to your toolbox. 

Course Length: 2 weeks

Cost of Attendance: $1500

pre-requisite: Advanced Obedience 1

Deposit: $500 to secure spot