What we offer

Academy 4 Dogs is led by certified training experts and behavioral therapists, among others trained at O&O (Dutch association for instructors in dog education and training), Groenhorst Barneveld (training specialist center for animal care and animal behavior), Tinley (academy for behavioral therapists for animals) and the KNHS (Royal Dutch Equestrian Sports Federation).

The training programs that are used are positive, clear and easy to implement for both humans and animals. This makes every training efficient and you are guaranteed success.

We offer:

Education and training of your dog

1. Socialize.
2. Learning commands and what is and is not allowed.
3. We also teach you what you should and should not do and how and what you can practice.

Behavior therapy for problem behavior

Restoring problem behavior and re-education. Here, too, we teach you what is needed so that problem behavior does not return.

Education and socialization courses

1. Socialization and basic training of the animal.
2. Establishing a good relationship between dog, boss and family. This is based on respect, mutual trust and clear, consistent communication.
3. Educating the animal so that it is obedient, calm, confident, sweet, obedient and easy to handle.

Advanced training courses

1. Learning different practical exercises. In addition to the basic education.
2. Training courses and lessons because you like to be actively involved with your animal. And both you and your animal like to train. Regular training in a positive way makes your animal happy and happy and strengthens the relationship between you and your animal.
3. Follow-up courses obedience, agility, tricks and more.

Private training or training in a group 

At Academy 4 Dogs you follow your training through private lessons or in a small group. Training sessions follow up more or less every other day. In practice it has been found that a much higher result is achieved in a much shorter time. If you follow regular group training, there is a week between each time. In this week you do a lot more than you learned during the last lesson. This creates problems easily and creates training mistakes and ambiguities in the dog. As a result, you end up doing a lot longer, the result is less and you end up spending more on training. Also, the groups are often larger and there is actually not enough attention for each individual.

During your training (and that of the dog ) at Academy 4 Dogs you follow your training in a shorter time. On average, there are 1 or 2 days between each training session. This gives you enough time to practice and find out what is difficult. We will respond to the following training and we will immediately continue with the following topics. This process is repeated until the end. This way you learn everything you need to know and do in a relatively short time and you train almost without error. You remain consistent, there are no ambiguities and problems and that is how it is and is always fun for everyone.

If you take private lessons then there is for the socialization part and train under distraction there are always enthusiastic ex students who want to come, or you train a number of sessions together with another client. In addition, I always have a dog available to help with socializing. Seal (Westpointer 3,5 years old) regularly help other dogs who are afraid or uncertain. Sometimes they really learn the best from each other.

Re-education and reconditioning problem behavior

Does your dog have problems that you want to get rid of? Professional training and re-education can often make these problems disappear. In addition to teaching the dog new desirable behavior and in doing so, to learn from problem behavior, we also teach you how to deal with it.
If you want to get started yourself, then I help you with the mapping of the behavior. What does your dog do when and why. Then we make a plan of action and I give you exercises and tips on how to deal with the problem. You will get started and I will come back as much as necessary, until the problem behavior is completely resolved.

Workshops

Effective and systematic training

This is a course where you learn to train systematically and purposefully so that you always stay focused and do not stay on the same level unnecessarily. You will learn how you learn and how your dog learns. You will learn how the learning principles (classic and operant conditioning work together) the effect of different training methods (positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive correction, negative correction, shaping and (backward) chaning) .Also you learn to make a call-sheet You will work out in detail how you will apply your training step by step, because you will learn different training methods in the future and you will have a lot more possibilities to teach or learn something about your dog. the training is being treated and practicing a lot in practice.

After the first course where you learn the insights and you can get started with the different training methods, there is also a follow-up course with different exercises where the training methods are deepened. You can indicate here which training topics you want to be addressed (for example, stay on distance, retrieve, or fun tricks) and you can indicate yourself which training methods you want to use for this purpose (for example: shaping or (backward) chaining). With all training: “the sky is the limit”, if you make a good training plan!