Dog Training

The Humane Hierarchy in Training and Behavior Modification

The Humane Hierarchy

The Humane Hierarchy was developed by Dr. Susan Friedman, PhD, and adopted by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) as the preferred order of interventions. We use this framework in both obedience training and behavior modification. The aim is to ensure that we’re tending to all of the dog’s needs while using the…

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Therapy Dogs vs. Emotional Support Dogs

Therapy Dogs vs. Emotional Support Dogs

Many people use the terms Therapy Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Service Dogs interchangeably. But these titles have very different meanings. In this article we will dive into Therapy Dogs vs. Emotional Support Dogs. If you are interested in learning more about the different kinds of Service Dogs, click here. Therapy Dogs Therapy Dogs are…

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10 Types of Service Dogs

Types of Service Dogs

Service dogs help individuals with disabilities or medical/mental health conditions live more independent lives. The areas dogs can assist are growing. This blog will discuss 10 types of service dogs and the skills needed to do the job. Note that service dogs are different from Therapy Dogs or Emotional Support Dogs. To learn more about…

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Service Dog vs Therapy Dog: What Is The Difference?

Service Dog Training

There is a lot of confusion about what makes a dog a Service Dog, and what it means when a dog holds this role. Let’s take a moment and clarify the differences between Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. What Is A Service Dog? According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), dogs are the only…

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Grisha Stewart – Behavior Adjustment Training

Grisha Stewart Behavior Adjustment Training BAT

The Academy of Pet Careers is excited to host the amazing Grisha Stewart and her Teamwork Dog Seminar. For information about the event, please visit the event page. About Grisha Stewart Grisha is the founder of Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) and is a lifelong pet advocate. Her mission is to teach families with dogs and other…

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Meet Our Newest Dog Training Instructor

Jody Epstein Dog Training Instructor

The Academy of Pet Careers is excited to welcome the newest addition to our team, Jody Epstein! Jody will be taking over the role of head dog training instructor for our dog training school. In addition, she will be the new animal behavior instructor for our Pet Empowerment Program. We are excited to have Jody…

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Why Attend A Dog Trainer School?

Dog Trainer School in Missouri

We know you have many options for dog training education. It is important for you to understand and appreciate the benefits of each option. An online education can offer a speedy education and the convenience of learning from home. Finding a mentor is a cheap alternative to a formal education. But a hands-on dog trainer…

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How To Become A Dog Trainer

How To Become A Dog Trainer

Starting a new career can be exciting, but you may have questions about how to get started. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a dog trainer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this guide just for you that lays out all your options. Before you get started, it’s important to define…

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How To Stop A Dog From Chewing The Fun Way

How to stop a dog from chewing

Much like how human babies explore the world through taste and touch, puppies are always putting things in their mouths. Since puppies only have their mouth for exploration, everything they want to explore goes in those mouths. While typically a few licks are enough to satisfy curiosity, sometimes puppies find a texture they think will…

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Making Your Dog’s Crate Feel Like Home

Crate training a dog

If only you could take your dog with you wherever you went, you would never have to look at those sad, anxious eyes through the crate bars again. The fact is, even if your lifestyle is very dog-friendly, there are going to be times that she will have to stay home. If you worry that…

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