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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 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!
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!!
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.
I read through the Phase 4 info on the subway to work and I am SO EXCITED to get started on this one!
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!
I’ve been very impressed with [my student] Kathleen and what she’s learned through CATCH’s curriculum.
I just wanted to say, I’m super excited to join!! Thank you for being so welcoming. 🙂
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.
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 am really enjoying the video lessons I’m taking in. I’m almost through with this case study workshop Fear & Anxiety. Wow, just woow!! THANK YOU for helping me stay engaged, ‘thinking-trainer’ and providing access to these very informative videos.
Love to hear you speak and watch you train. I love all the visuals and simple, practical advice. Thank you for yesterday’s session.
Your presentation was awesome!! We have an issue with two dogs at home. I’m a certified trainer and have used some other techniques, but will now start incorporating some of your techniques. Thank you!
[Referring to Arminda, Program Director] I’m so excited to graduate!!! Thank you Arminda for everything you’ve done to help me and explain things along the way. You’re truly the best Program Director!
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.
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 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.
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!
I wanted to take a minute to say thank you for today’s “CATCH of the DAY” segment. It had personal significance for me…I am so grateful for your passionate work of creating and sharing these tools about resource guarding for fostering a better human-dog connection.
This is an amazing staff at CATCH Academy! I learned SO MUCH. The best part about this great company is the communication.
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.
I LOVE this program! The personal assistance is like no other. I was told about this school from a trainer that has been in the business for a long time. She recommended it because of the training techniques versus other academies that still focus on traditional methods. I volunteer at my local shelter and the dogs respond so well to these techniques, it’s truly amazing to see.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
You get tuned in to what your dog is saying and that is exactly what I wanted to learn from the course. It works!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Friends at CATCH, thank you for the wonderful, insightful and compassionate insight into helping anxious and fearful dogs achieve confidence and joy.
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.
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 just have to say that you guys ROCK! I’m so thrilled with the first several video lessons and I already received my books in the mail today! I know I made the right choice and I’m confident that I’m going to get a great education. Thank you for the great service and quality. Here we go!
[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!
[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. 🙂
I am having so much fun learning. The way the course is laid out really helps us absorb the important details.
Thank you so much for these great webinars. Very nice videos embedded within the session! The videos took it up a notch!
Thank you for all this wonderful content! You made the topic come to life!!
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.
This is so exciting. I just mentioned your school and already was offered a job as a trainer.
Thanks again for all the help. Your customer support is just fantastic. Doesn’t even come close to any other schools I have contacted.
[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!
This was a really great video and I especially enjoyed it. It was very helpful to see David break it all down. Thanks! I’m looking forward to watching more of your webinars.
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