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This is an amazing staff at CATCH Academy! I learned SO MUCH. The best part about this great company is the communication.
I just wanted to say, I’m super excited to join!! Thank you for being so welcoming. 🙂
I am a mentor to CATCH student Dextre and he was amazing! Not only did he have the skill I’d seen with his dogs during performance, but he was excellent in his evaluations…I was truly even more impressed than I thought I’d be. I’m so glad he’ll be a CATCH graduate.
I was able to meet with [my student] Heather today and she is just fantastic. She was so prepared, engaged and ready to learn. She presented the information in a very clear and concise manner. I think she has a very bright future ahead of her.
The training works fast and the dog clearly understands exactly what behavior is being rewarded. I really appreciate this course and I cannot explain how much it means to me.
I am so glad to be taking this course as I am learning so much and able to put that knowledge to immediate use with the dogs.
CATCH is very convenient. I have 3 busy kids and a household to coordinate, and my job is 45 minutes in the opposite direction of all three schools. CATCH lets me study at my pace, providing me help any time I have a question.
With every other school I spoke to I felt like it was more about getting my money and not finding out why training is so important to me. Speaking with David and Rebecca I felt like I was speaking to a friend who was trying to help me accomplish my goals and it never once felt like a sales call.
Phase 4…LOVING IT! This is so much fun. The videos are great. I’m really learning a lot about the correct way to train. My Mentor is awesome! What a nice guy. He has been more than able to answer my questions.
[Referring to David Murriello, School Director] You’re a wonderful caring teacher who’s extremely authentic.
The team at CATCH and the program curriculum is second to none! I’d take these courses again if I could. Both the courses prepared for my lifelong career as a dog trainer!
[My student] Kate is a clear instructor and very patient. I loved watching her be relaxed and comfortable through all of the exercises. I think she will be very helpful to clients who are first time dog owners as well as people with new dogs. Love her!
Thank you for all this wonderful content! You made the topic come to life!!
I just wanted to inform you that I appreciate all the online video/webinars. I watched the recording of the case about Uri the German Shepherd in NYC. I got a lot out of all the videos I’ve watched through you guys. Thanks so much for everything you do there at CATCH.
Over her year with CATCH, I have watched [my student] Jane’s confidence bloom. It never occurred to me this would be one side benefit of the CATCH program – it can change people’s lives! Jane hit the ground running and never looked back.
Learning more about how dogs think leads to a lot of positive changes in how you interact with them. Dogs are so special and I’m excited to help people better understand them so that more can live long lives with loving families.
I have so enjoyed David’s video lessons!! I love continuing to learn and to put that learning into action with my clients! As you know, I think the CATCH team is AWESOME!!!!!! I will always be glad that I chose CATCH to pursue my knowledge and love of working with dogs…and the people who love them!
Thank you so much for these great webinars. Very nice videos embedded within the session! The videos took it up a notch!
I’ve been very impressed with [my student] Kathleen and what she’s learned through CATCH’s curriculum.
[I am a Mentor Trainer and] I’m impressed with my student’s level of education. She knows the science behind what she’s doing, and is familiar with all the ‘icons’ of the industry. Good job, CATCH. 🙂
The process of becoming a dog trainer becomes more and more rewarding every day for me!
I really appreciate the fast replies from Student Support and my Program Director, as well as the individualized attention. I’m so glad I signed up for this program!
CATCH exceeded all expectations! The material was extremely thorough and informative and having a local mentor to shadow allowed for me to see the application of what I was learning in the course.
Our dog has always been shy, timid, and stand offish. These are great training ideas and we’re going to explore them.
Thank you so much for giving your time to help others on their quest to become dog trainers, be the best dog trainers they can be or help pet owners to have a better relationship with their pets!!! YOU’RE AMAZING!
I read through the Phase 4 info on the subway to work and I am SO EXCITED to get started on this one!
My Mentor Trainer gave me an offer to stay on as a helper after the six weeks because she is getting busy. 🙂 I said ‘OF COURSE’ I would love to!
[My student] Camille was absolutely amazing! She explains everything extremely well and has great understanding of all issues. Great addition to the dog training world!
I am having so much fun learning. The way the course is laid out really helps us absorb the important details.
I love how full of info your videos are. David does an amazing job at simplifying it all, just wow these first 6 lessons really blew my mind, I love it.
Wow. What a difference this course is making in my training. I actually see my dog and I communicating better with all the little things like sound and body language. It’s so cool, I am loving this!
This is so exciting. I just mentioned your school and already was offered a job as a trainer.
This was an excellent explanation of back chaining which is a process I find difficult to articulate to people. Thank you so much for this learning opportunity, I truly enjoyed the webinar.
I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you again for the webinars. They have all been interesting, informative, and a true bright spot in my week! I have already been able to put some of what I have learned to good use in training my own rescue dog, George, and he seems to genuinely enjoy our training sessions.
Really one of the best decisions I ever made was to become a CATCH student. Have learned so much and working with my mentor trainer has been a huge plus for me, too. Her input helped me make the decision to go for it!!
I have been volunteering at a shelter for over one year now. There are several fearful dogs that I’ve been walking, and watching this lesson gave me great insight as to how I may work with them. I’m excited to start. Thank you!
Thank you for providing the complimentary CEU videos. I just finished watching Slick Training Setups: Advanced Recall with Distractions. I got some great tips to use in class… thank you.
Working with my Mentor was so much fun that it made the learning easy. He is very knowledgeable and professional. A real inspiration.
Educationally enriching – I’ve been doing this a long time and am always looking to discover exciting new ways of training, living, and learning with dogs. I loved your session.
It’s not just the basics in dog training with CATCH. It’s a more in depth curriculum. I wanted a school to help me with ‘why dogs have fear aggression’ and ‘why they suffer from separation anxiety.’ Studying here, I will be able to answer those questions.
CATCH is the only training group I know of that promotes positive and intelligent methods without gimmicks or aversives. Recently someone asked me if I knew of a good way to get certified as a trainer, and I referred CATCH immediately. You guys are doing things right. Keep up the good work!
I am SO glad I chose to pursue my certification with this school. My Program Director was wonderful. She took the time to answer my many questions, made me feel valued, and always assured me that I was doing well.
Friends at CATCH, thank you for the wonderful, insightful and compassionate insight into helping anxious and fearful dogs achieve confidence and joy.
I couldn’t wait to get started! I’ve always thought I knew more about animals than the average person, but this course has made me realize how little I actually know. I’m completely intrigued by animal behavior research and am excited to learn more.
Love to hear you speak and watch you train. I love all the visuals and simple, practical advice. Thank you for yesterday’s session.
We loved seeing the educational training videos shot live, watching David work magic in a matter of moments with two of our shelter dogs. All positive training! Highly recommend as in 5 stars!
I feel like my doggie-blindfold has been removed, and I can now appreciate my dogs better by understanding them on their own terms.
You get tuned in to what your dog is saying and that is exactly what I wanted to learn from the course. It works!
I got everything yesterday and have already begun! I did the reading for the first section of Phase 1 and the practice questions! Thanks so much, I am so enjoying it already!!! 🙂
I just want to tell you how incredible these webinars are!! I consider myself a good trainer, and I find myself looking so forward to your videos – they are done very well and I learn things that help me understand dogs even better! Thank you for that!!
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