This is a four-week onsite intensive educational seminar that allows students to experience different stages of puppy development. The seminar is designed for individuals who are solely seeking the knowledge and hands-on experience of raising a puppy and starting the foundation to help develop a working dog. Individuals will learn alongside our Master Dog Trainer students and attend many of the same lectures and workshops. Individuals will learn basic dog training theory and application, how to raise and imprint puppies for a working career, as well as learn how to introduce and start them to areas such as Obedience, Tracking, Protection and Specific Odor Detection.
Students are encouraged to bring a puppy or young adult to participate in the working portions of this seminar but may also audit this seminar for knowledge or in preparation of an upcoming puppy.
Learning Objectives: Individuals will learn basic dog training theory and application, how to raise and imprint a working dog, as well as learn how to introduce and start them to areas such as Obedience, Tracking, Protection and Specific Odor Detection.
Seminar Fee – $ 3,999
Seminar Length – 4 weeks
Seminar Schedule – Monday – Friday from 9AM – 5PM. Periodic breaks and a meal break are factored into the seminar schedule. Raising a Working Dog Seminar students may opt out of (without penalty) any part of the daily schedule.
Housing Options – Students enrolled in our core curriculum programs are offered priority for student housing. Occasionally excess student housing is available but not guaranteed. A waitlist is available at a first come first serve basis for housing that becomes available.
Local housing options include:
Super 8 – Washington – (636) 875-1616 – 2081 Eckelkamp Ct, Washington, MO 63090
Super 8 – Union – (636) 487-0865 – 1015 E Main St, Union, MO 63084
Best Western Plus – Washington (636) 390-8877 – 2621 E Fifth St, Washington, MO 63090
Pin Oak RV Park – Camp – Cabins 1302 State Hwy AT, Villa Ridge, MO 63089 (636) 451-5656
Note: There will not be any certificate awarded at the completion of the seminar or the workshop.