Here at the Canine Training Academy, we are firm believers in a strong basic foundation and practical training methods. All our instructors are well versed in many different training methods so students will learn to utilize a wide variety of both tracking and trailing techniques to train with depending on their dog’s particular needs. Our program is designed to train students to assess a dog’s natural drive, motivation, instinct, and natural ability. Students will learn to use praise, corrections, positive reinforcement and proper line control to build a strong, lasting foundation. Students will also receive training to assist them in developing skills to recognize potential, or correct existing problems. It is also our intention to introduce students not only to our ideas but tips and ideas shared with us by professional handlers over the years. The training will cover a variety of subjects to include training methodology, ethics, practical applications, scent discrimination, scent theory, hard surface tracking, wilderness trailing, how to read your dog, what to expect on actual deployments and much more. We will also address some of the most common problems related to these subjects.