Basic Dog Training Foundation Class


Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Dog must have completed the Applewoods Dog Training Retrieve Class OR have successfully earned the Companion Dog (CD) and Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) titles
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate proficiency in handling their own dog.

20 total hours of instruction to include:

  • An overview of what is involved in being a successful dog trainer
  • 10 hours of hands-on dog training work
  • 5 hours of grounds maintenance training
  • 2.5 hours exploring the various different approaches to dog training
  • 2.5 hours of dog training history, breed recognition, & health issues than can affect dog behavior
Daycare and Pack Management Professional


Prerequisites:

  • Must have successfully completed the Basic Dog Training Foundation Class
  • 120 total hours of instruction
  • Working and learning from and with the Applewoods Dog Training pack. This pack is only available weekdays for this learning

Learn: 

  • How to read dogs
  • How to head off any problems before the average person even realizes there is about to be a problem
  • How to gain the dogs’ respect so they follow you willingly around our training yard
  • What commands work best and when to use them
  • How to tell when a dog is tired, just cranky or actually getting sick
  • Learn how to talk to the dog owners and help them understand what their dog has learned 
  • How to effectively manage a pack of dogs off-leash

Roxanne's Training Resume

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Hobby Instructor Level 2

Basic Requirements:

  • Completion of Hobby Instructor Level 1 requirements
  • Instructor Requirements:
  • Earn AKC CDX title
  • Assistant in Retrieve Class
  • Assistant in Elementary and Middle School Classes for 2 Years

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Hobby Instructor Level 3

Basic Requirements:

  • Completion of Instructor Level 2 requirements
  • Instructor Requirements:
  • Earn AKC UD title
  • Teach Elementary and Middle School Classes for 3 Years
  • Become AKC CGC Evaluator

* Information courtesy of Applewoods Dog Training, LLC

Hobby Assistant

Basic Requirements:

  • Graduate of 10 week Novice Class OR all 3 group classes
  • Graduate of 16 week Retrieve Class
  • Regular attendance of Continued Education Classes

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​Hobby Instructor Level 1

Basic Requirements:

  • Completion of Hobby Assistant Level requirements
  • Instructor Requirements:
  • Earn AKC CGC title
  • Earn AKC CD title
  • 100 hours of group class observation
Hobby Basic Dog Training Foundation Class


Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Dog must have completed the Applewoods Dog Training Retrieve Class OR have successfully earned the Companion Dog (CD) and Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) titles
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate proficiency in handling their own dog.

20 total hours of instruction to include:

  • An overview of what all is involved in being a successful dog trainer
  • 10 hours of hands-on dog training work
  • 5 hours of grounds maintenance training
  • 2.5 hours exploring the various different approaches to dog training
  • 2.5 hours of dog training history, breed recognition, & health issues than can affect dog behavior
Professional Journeyman II


Prerequisites: 

  • Completion of Professional Journeyman 1


640 additional hours of instruction to include: 

  • 100+ hours of Dog Training Instruction 
  • This instruction includes training at least 3 different dogs of 3 different breeds for a minimum of 30 hours with specific goals as set by the Master Trainer
  • Assist as demo team for all classes
  • 100+ hours of Hands-on Instruction 
  • 50 hours of Hands-on training work
  • 10 hours of Service Dog Training skills
  • 30 hours of Syllabus and Training Program development
  • 10 hours of dog training history, breed recognition, and health issues that can affect dog behavior
  • 100+ hours of Observation Instruction 
  • 10 hours learning safety for trainer, owner, and dogs
  • 20 hours observing and participating in obedience matches/trials
  • 10 hours volunteering for matches and trials
  • 40 hours observing Private Lessons
  • 340+ hours of In Class Teaching
Professional Dog Trainer

The following curriculum lists the dog training courses Roxanne successfully completed over a course of three years to acquire Applewoods Dog Training, LLC* top instructor title, Journeyman II Instructor.

Hobby Dog Training Instructor


The very first step is to sign up for our Basic Dog Training Foundation (BDTF) class. In the BDTF class you will study either part-time of full-time under the direct supervision of a Journeyman II Professional Trainer. This is a 20 hour program.

In October 2014, I started my own dog training business, Dog Obedience 1st & the Mannerly Puppy. 

  • January 2016 - present: Going thru Koehler Instructor Utility Course
  • July 2015 - September 2015: Student/Graduate of Koehler Instructor Tracking Course
  • June 2016: Attended seminar to begin AKC Hunt Test Judge training
  • April 2015 - June 2015: Student/Graduate with 2 dogs from Koehler Instructor Open Course

  • April 2015: Attended seminar to begin AKC Obedience Judge training
  • ​​January 2015 - April 2015: Student/Graduate from Koehler Instructor Novice Course - on to off-leash in 10 weeks. Broke my leg, kept on training.
  • Jan 2010 - Sept 2014: Journeyman II Instructor, Sales/Marketing for Applewoods Dog Training, LLC*. Responsible for the following: all sales/marketing of business, instructing all levels of classes, puppy to basic obedience (Novice, to intermediate (Open), to advanced, creating new classes/curriculum and teaching, Board'n'Train dogs, training students to become Instructors or Hobby Instructors.
Professional Apprentice 1


Prerequisites: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old and have your own dog.


300 total hours of instruction to include: 

  • 200+ hours of Dog Training Instruction 
  • Graduation from the Applewoods 10 week Novice Class OR Graduation from the 3 Applewoods group classes
  • Instruction on earning the AKC Canine Good Citizen Title with your dog
  • Instruction on earning the AKC Companion Dog Obedience Title with your dog
  • 40+ hours of Hands-on Instruction 
  • 20 hours of Hands-on training work
  • 10 hours of exploring various approaches to dog training
  • 5 hours of grounds maintenance training
  • 5 hours of dog training history, breed recognition, and health issues that can affect dog behavior
  • 60+ hours of Observation Instruction 
  • 30 hours watching and learning how to manage a dog pack
  • 15 hours observing and participating in obedience matches/trials
  • 15 hours observing breed ring competitions
  • 2 hours observing 3 different breeds of dogs being professionally groomed
  • Successfully earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Title with your dog
  • Successfully earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced Title with your dog
  • Successfully earn the AKC Companion Dog Title with your dog

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Professional Apprentice 2


Prerequisites: 

  • Completion of Professional Apprentice 1


​600 total hours of instruction to include: 

  • 400+ hours of Dog Training Instruction 
  • 100 hours assisting Journeyman 1 or Journeyman 2 in group classes and/or being demo person for Private Lessons
  • 20 hours learning safety for trainer, owner, and dogs
  • Graduate from the Retrieve Class with your own dog
  • Instruction on earning the AKC Companion Dog Excellent Obedience Title with your dog
  • Instruction on earning AKC CD and CDX Obedience Titles on a student’s dog
  • 100+ hours of Hands-on Instruction 
  • 60 hours studying human behavior and how it affects dog training
  • 20 hours of Hands-on dog training work
  • 10 hours of grounds maintenance training
  • 10 hours of dog training history, breed recognition, and health issues that can affect dog behavior
  • 100+ hours of Observation Instruction 
  • 40 hours watching and learning how to manage a dog pack
  • 55 hours observing and participating in obedience matches/trials
  • 2.5 hours observing breed ring competitions
  • 2.5 hours observing 3 different breeds of dogs being professionally groomed
  • Successfully earn the AKC CDX Title with your dog
  • Successfully earn the AKC CD and CDX Title with a student’s dog
Professional Journeyman 1


Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Professional Apprentice 2


1000 additional hours of instruction to include: 

  • 400+ hours of Dog Training Instruction 
  • This instruction includes training at least 3 different dogs of 3 different breeds for a minimum of 40 hours with specific goals as set by the Master Trainer
  • Assist as demo team for all classes
  • 100+ hours of Hands-on Instruction 
  • 40 hours of Hands-on training work
  • 10 hours of exploring various approaches to dog training
  • 40 hours of grounds maintenance training
  • 10 hours of dog training history, breed recognition, and health issues that can affect dog behavior
  • 200+ hours of Observation Instruction 
  • 70 hours watching and learning how to manage a dog pack
  • 20 hours learning safety for trainer, owner, and dogs
  • 60 hours observing and participating in obedience matches/trials
  • 10 hours volunteering for matches and trials
  • 40 hours observing Private Lessons
  • 300+ hours of In Class Teaching 
  • 200 hours of teaching group classes
  • 80 hours of teaching private lessons
  • 20 hours of teaching 1 on 1 tutor sessions
  • Must assist in Retrieve Class
  • Must attend Utility Class
  • Successfully earn the AKC Utility Dog Title with your dog