JORDAN SCHAUL, PHD (AKA THE DOG TRAINER DUDE)
BLUECOLLAR WORKING DOG’S THE DOG YARD (5000 SQUARE FOOT MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY)
WHAT: NEW “DOG TRAINING” CLASS
WHO FOR: FOR THE NON-SCIENCE MAJOR IN YOU
WHEN: JAN 7th – FEB 5th 2017
WHERE: AT BLUECOLLAR WORKING DOG ‘S “THE DOG YARD”,
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
THE COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR PRE & POSTGRADUATE NON-SCIENCE MAJORS
I (JANUARY 7, 2017)-EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF CANIFORMS
II (JANUARY 14, 2017)-TAXONOMY OF CANIDS
III (JANUARY 21, 2017)-BEHAVIOR & ECOLOGY RELEVANT TO COMPANION DOGS
IV (JANUARY 28, 2017)-DOMESTIC DOG BEHAVIOR
V (FEBRUARY 4, 2017)–RELEVANCE FOR TRAINING & CONDITIONING
The “Natural History of Dogs: Lessons from the Wild” will be taught by LA-based domestic and exotic animal trainer Dr. Jordan Schaul and hosted by BlueCollar Working Dog.
The amount of money, energy and attention that we spend on teaching our dogs to be obedient is extraordinary. In many cases a dog that learns obedience is the difference between a dog placed in a permanent and loving home versus a dog placed in a shelter, rescue facility for dogs in need, or foster home.
Obedience factors into a life or death issues for a canine companions here in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles County. Canine companions are potentially subjected to dangerous places, people, other dogs and wildlife. Therefore it is wonderful that you and other dog owners or enthusiasts frequently outsource training and conditioning to responsible and seasoned dog trainers to address important concerns.
For example, teaching a dog to “stay” in place or where he or she is already sitting or standing is imperative or “recall” (i.e. calling a dog back) or halting a dog from running away. Similarly, barking excessively and creating problems for neighbors can jeopardize a dog’s living situation. A dog could easily be relocated despite otherwise behaving well and some might even be euthanized. Dog park etiquette could also and unfortunately be the difference between life and death.
But one reason dog owners are often confused by canine behavior and face persistent problems even with good training is in part because they don’t understand the evolutionary history of dogs or the fundamental biology and psychology behind domestic canine behavior.
BLUECOLLAR WORKING DOG
1320 GLENDALE BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90026
☎ (213) 977-9042
JORDAN CARLTON SCHAUL, PhD
(AKA THE DOG TRAINER DUDE)
Jordan was formally trained in carnivore ecology and veterinary science but has always gravitated toward training exotic carnivorans (mammalian carnivore species) including sea lions and bears for presentation, documentary and feature film and behavioral research.
Jordan is a former zoo and wildlife sanctuary curator, a former affiliate professor at the University of Alaska, and a science writer.
He also serves on non-profit wildlife conservation boards focused on human/domestic animal-wildlife conflict. His archived work for National Geographic Society can be found here.
ABOUT BLUECOLLAR WORKING DOG’S FACILITIES:
BlueCollar Working Dog caters to dogs in need of obedience, and trains therapy and service dogs and dogs adopted or those bred specifically for use as working dogs. They hold classes with and without dogs at their 5000 square foot facility “The Dog Yard”.
They work with dogs trained for law enforcement agencies, security as private or public guard dogs (e.g., civil and law enforcement), for miscellaneous nose work (i.e., bomb sniffing dogs) and for recreational and competitive sporting competitions.
BlueCollar Working Dog serves as a state-of-the-art dog behavioral and environmental enrichment day care center.
The facility has both on-campus/center and off-campus/center training sites for sport/working and obedience and other instruction classes and workshops, as well as private training.