Canine Training Academy LLC

Canine Training Academy LLC Home of the Tracking and Trailing Dog Professionals. Our Mission

To provide a practical approach to training and working tracking or trailing dogs, so that handlers and their dogs can advance to an effective level of real world deployment readiness.

To improve technique, assist handlers in gaining valuable training options and provide teams with a solid basic foundation in tracking and trailing work. OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

We believe in honest, realistic training standards that work in real world situations, not just in training or at certification time. Our training program was originally developed and has evolved from years of working ex

To improve technique, assist handlers in gaining valuable training options and provide teams with a solid basic foundation in tracking and trailing work. OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

We believe in honest, realistic training standards that work in real world situations, not just in training or at certification time. Our training program was originally developed and has evolved from years of working ex

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03/19/2021

Adolescents in Dogs. Some Things You Should Know.

We get lots of questions about behavior problems when dogs start to enter the adolescence period. It goes like this:

You're puppy’s cute and attentive behaviors are starting to fade. He seemingly won’t listen to you anymore. He is more interested in what’s going on in his environment than paying any mind to you. He would rather play with other dogs or go explore an enticing scent. What’s going on you ask yourself?

Interestingly, some studies have now shown support for adolescent phase behavior in dogs and that this phase can be a vulnerable time for dog-owner relationships.

Puppies entering adolescents around 6 to 8 months of age, may begin to show reduced attachments or relationships with their owners, increased relationships to others, and reduced trainability and responsiveness to commands. This phase can last up to 2 years of age and longer in some larger breeds.

“Adolescence is the final developmental stage of reproductive function, in which a juvenile becomes an adult, and incorporates puberty. “In mammals, dramatic hormonal changes and re-organization of the brain occur during puberty. When puberty begins, so will the potential for competing motivations in the domestic dog”. [Lucy Asher, Gary C. W. England, Rebecca Sommerville, and Naomi D. Harvey. Published May 13th, 2020].

When the adolescent period starts, it important for you to know that your dog is not defective. He is not stubborn, willful, or stupid, so don’t let these labels keep you from your original training goals. (More on labels in my next post) In fact, it will be more important than ever to be patient and stay the course with the understanding that your dog may not be as flexible, reliable, or responsive as he goes through this developmental period.

What can you do to make things less frustrating?

Keep training but also make room for some fun playtime to keep your relationship intact. This developmental stage will pass.
Try not to assign labels to your adolescent dog. This just keeps you from addressing the problems and training through them.
Understand that your dog is going through some hormonal changes in his brain that are a normal developmental process and may be contributing to his issues. Training may be more frustrating for a while. This doesn’t mean he is "no good". Taking a break for the day is OK if you're frustrated. In fact, it's a good idea. Keep your temper in check. You can do way more damage by getting frustrated or angry and causing fear and stress for your dog.

Dog’s go through a teenage phase too so be patient when it starts, and keep training with the understanding that this phase will pass.

Written by,

Linda Porter

Tracking Dog Workshops and Classes
01/17/2021
Tracking Dog Workshops and Classes

Tracking Dog Workshops and Classes

Professional Dog Tracking and Trailing Courses for Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue K9 teams

CTA tracking and trailing class 2020. We had a great time with all of you! Some really good work this week. Thanks every...
09/13/2020

CTA tracking and trailing class 2020. We had a great time with all of you! Some really good work this week. Thanks everybody for allowing us to work with you and your dogs.. What a great group of handlers... By the way, whomever ordered the weather it was perfect.

What a way to kick off our 4 day tracking class this year. Welcome to Colorado CTA tracking students!
09/09/2020

What a way to kick off our 4 day tracking class this year. Welcome to Colorado CTA tracking students!

08/18/2020

We have our Basic Foundation Tracking and Trailing coming up in Sept. Looking forward to seeing all of you that are registered.

I have trained with Coby Webb for years. She is an inspiration to me and many others. This Top Tales episode will awesom...
08/18/2020

I have trained with Coby Webb for years. She is an inspiration to me and many others. This Top Tales episode will awesome!

K9 Top Tales episode 7 dropped today!! Tracking Monsters with Hounds - Coby Webb, PhD retired Captain Riverside Sheriffs Department. Hear from Coby, one of the most highly regarded Bloodhound Trainers and Handlers in the US. Coby shares stories of tracking a murderer and violent rapist, some training and deployment tips, as well as about the Therapy Dog program she developed for RSD personnel at her station.

05/24/2020

The new dates for our 4 day tracking and trailing class for 2020 are Sept. 10-13, 2020. We have 1 K9 slot left for this class and some audits. Looking forward to doing some great training with John Lutenberg, Wes Gulliford and Me. (Linda Porter).

This is something handlers should read.
05/13/2020
Federal Court Says Every Drug Dog In Utah Is Unreliable

This is something handlers should read.

For as long as people have been driving, cops have been imagining reasons to pull them over and coerce them into "voluntary" searches. The Supreme Court's Rodriguez decision (sort of) put an end to extended stops -- the ones that start...

03/18/2020

We are canceling the Don Blair Event for now. We will be rescheduling as soon as things calm down and we are able to offer the seminar safely.

10/04/2019

The Dick Staal seminar was a huge success this year. A special thanks to Dick and Sander Staal for the incredible video and instruction and all of you who attended this year. Stayed tuned for next years seminar dates. Dick will be retuning in May 2020 for a super awesome tracking seminar.

Which one are you?
09/06/2019

Which one are you?

What Mindset are you in? Growth Mindset is where I live. It's the only place for progress!
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Reposted from @integritynoseworx (@get_regrann) - Often times in dog training discussions we open our mouths and close our minds. The reality is no matter how great a technique may be there is a dog out there that will challenge us all. Having a growth mindset opens your aperture to new and different ways of training. Just because a technique works doesn't mean you can't be open to new ways of training.
From 1992 to today detection, and for that matter, dog training has grown exponentially. From using food, making presentations, and commanding a sit, to tossing kongs/balls for pay on sniff, to today's marker based techniques we've trained them all.
All our experiences make us better in the end and hopefully gives us the tools for the dog or team that needs them. There no experts in dog training. If someone claims to be then they probably aren't.
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🐕 If your looking for something fun to do with your dog or grow your bond. Get into Scent Detection "Nose Work". Email ([email protected]) or message me to get started today! 🐕

I love this. How many times have you seen this effect? The thing is, for some people they never get past the "second dot...
08/17/2019

I love this. How many times have you seen this effect? The thing is, for some people they never get past the "second dot" and sadly for them, never experience what it's like to have the doubts that help us evolve and make us better trainers.

08/14/2019

We currently have 2 working slots available for detection and 1 working slot for the Pup to Working Dog in the Dick Staal Seminar. Dates for Detection: Sept 23-25, 2019. Dates for Pup class: Sept 26-28, 2019.

Logan Haus Kennels
08/05/2019

Logan Haus Kennels

Megan Pakradooni and I want to thank Stephanie and Anthony with Pack Haus for bringing us out to Cañon City, Colorado to do a seminar. It was a great class ! We really enjoyed working with all of you! Huge thanks to John and Linda for letting us do this on your beautiful piece of property, the venue was perfect!
Looking forward to seeing you all again!

06/06/2019

We have 3 more working slots left for the Dick Staal Super Seminar. These are for the 3-day "Pup To Working Dog" class. Dates are Sept. 26-28, 2019. This class will include how to train a puppy from the ground up for tracking, detection, bite work, obedience exercises and everything in between. The best of all Dick Staal's training methods for a variety of exercises. These will be the last available K9 slots for the seminar. We do still have plenty of audits for all 4 courses. Get your working dog slot now before they are all gone.
https://www.caninetrainingacademy.com/dickstaalseminar

03/25/2019

Someone just asked me to better define "self-motivating" behavior. I think my best shot is this:

When dogs are allowed an opportunity to run their own pre-installed software. Allowing dogs to fulfill FAP behavior can be extremely motivating and reinforcing. tracking, searching, chasing, playing with other dogs, fetching ect.. : ) I hope this answers your question..

02/24/2019

I wrote this several years ago for our newsletter. I still believe we need to remember it.

Learn to love your mistakes

Years ago I would sometimes get embarrassed angry or frustrated when my dog or I messed up. Over the years I have learned that my mistakes are a blessing. “Yes, a blessing.” I have learned more from my mistakes than any classroom could teach me. They allow me the opportunity to train my dog to do the right thing. They teach me how to right my wrongs. Without my mistakes, I would never have an opportunity to realize my weaknesses and make them stronger. They have made me a better handler and trainer.

My mistakes help me identify problems, set up my training to improve those problems and hone my over-all skills. They keep me humble and honest. They remind me that I am not perfect and neither is my dog. They keep me from making bigger mistakes.

When I see a student make a mistake I am thrilled for them. I say “That's fantastic, now you have identified something to work on.” Their mistakes open up endless opportunities to train and deploy more effectively. I always learn something from others mistakes. I rarely learn anything from the perfect dog or handler.

I rarely remember a perfect training session. It’s always the sessions where I make the most mistakes that really stick with me and challenge me to improve.

Mistakes are proof that you are trying and when things do improve, its proof that you are learning from your mistakes. Own them, love them, laugh at them, learn from them, share them with others, apologize for them when necessary, and be grateful you made them.

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02/18/2019

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02/18/2019

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02/17/2019

We will be offering a 4-day Trailing Dog Workshop on May 15-18, 2019. This class will be held in Canon City, Colorado. Basic certifications will be offered for those that would like to try and certify as a team. There will be limited K9 slots. For class details please visit our website. https://www.caninetrainingacademy.com/foundation-course

01/30/2019
Dog Training Dick Staal

K9 slots are going fast for the 2nd annual Dick Staal Super Seminar Event. Don't wait if you want to attend with your K9. Audits are also available but also limited to 15 per class.

This is an impression video of the Colorado seminar 2018. And guess what? We are invited again for this year!

Last year was a very big success and this year we are happy to say that we are invited to come in September this year again!

We will be in Colorado for a 12 day seminar in total. We we tell everything about our training system and of course you have the possibilities to train your dog together with us!

Registration is open for the 2nd annual 2019 Dick Staal Super Seminar Event. Hosted by, the Canine Training academy LLC. USA
The event will be held in Canon City Colorado September 17 - 28, 2019 and will include the following courses.

Tracking 1, Sept 17-19
Tracking 2, Sept 20-22
Detection, Sept 23-25
Pup To Working Dog, Sept 26-28

There are limited K9 slots available for this event. 10 K9 slots per class.
Audit/observer slots will be limited to 15 per class.

To register and get more information about class content for this awesome training event click on the link.

The 2019 Dick Staal Seminar is starting to fill up. I know it's still early but if you are thinking about a K9 slot, it ...
09/15/2018

The 2019 Dick Staal Seminar is starting to fill up. I know it's still early but if you are thinking about a K9 slot, it is recommended that you register as early as possible.

07/02/2018

My newest puppy "Sting" 12 weeks old doing some recalls. Ah, the power of positive training. Such a happy puppy..

07/02/2018

My newest puppy "Sting" 12 weeks old doing some recalls. Ah, the power of positive training. Such a happy puppy..

06/30/2018
Canine Training Academy LLC

Canine Training Academy LLC

Dick Staal will be returning to the Canine Training Academy for another big event in September of 2019. We will be taking registrations starting this fall. Watch for registration to open on our page and visit our website for details. Coming soon.

06/30/2018

Dick Staal will be returning to the Canine Training Academy for another big event in September of 2019. We will be taking registrations starting this fall. Watch for registration to open on our page and visit our website for details. Coming soon.

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