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Standards For Excellence In Dog Training

Standards For Excellence In Dog Training By David Baron

checkmark2Minimum Standard of Proficiency To Demonstrate Competency Performing Obedience Commands

1) The dog will go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage contact,

2) The dog will hold a “Down-Stay” for  an hour, and

3) “Heel” with the nose behind your leg and will even walk 3 to 6 feet back if asked.

Standards for Excellence in Dog TrainingWhat you need to know about standards and acceptable practices by those training dogs professionally.

 1. OBJECTIVE PROOF means having a lot to show that the training actually works.

Being in business, holding weekly classes, writing a book, or even having your own radio show about dogs is different than being able to show people 1000′s of PHOTOS and VIDEOS of 100′s of dogs you trained to prove the dog training actually works.

99% percent of dog training does not work or every trainer would have many photos and videos of trained dogs to show you like I do. Notice how virtually every other dog trainer has nothing even remotely close to what I show you just on this one blog page. 

Everyone has a camera on their cell phone and their is no excuse.  Either someone can show you 100′s of dogs they trained to substantiate their competence, or they cannot.


2. “TRAINED” means the dogs are obedient off-leash with distractions present.

Dogs trained around horses

I could never understand why someone would hire a dog trainer that thinks dogs cannot be trained off-leash because “dogs are too unpredictable.”  

To me, If a dog NEEDS to be on a leash means it is not trained.

3. ALL DOG BREEDS CAN BE TRAINED, whether the dog is large or small.

You do not need a German Shepherd. Other breeds can be equally as well-trained and obedient.

MALT4German Shepherds are great, but look at how good the other dogs are.


No matter what kind of dog you have, never let a dog trainer make excuses about your dog not being able to be trained because of its breed or size.

Four dogs on Stay.

4.  Minimum Standard of Proficiency To Demonstrate Competency Performing Obedience Commands

1) The dog will go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage contact,

2) The dog will hold a “Down-Stay” for  an hour, and

3) “Heel” with the nose behind your leg and will even walk 3 to 6 feet back if asked.

There is not going to be significant Obedience or behavior problem solving if your dog won’t do three things. 


5. Training hyenas in Africa or dolphins at Sea World does not qualify you to train dogs.

I could never figure out why so many dog trainers used to be dolphin trainers.  After finding this photo on the internet, I think I get it now—they switched from dolphins to dogs.

maxresdefaultMaybe it is better not to ruin someone’s fun and just let them pretend they can train dogs too.  Although, I would not recommend giving them money.

I hate to judge, but some people are freaks and should not be training dogs. This page is about educating you so you do not hire them.


If you use the guidelines on this page you don’t have to worry about hiring the wrong trainer by mistake.

If you use the guidelines on this page you will know how to find the The Greatest Dog Trainer In The World.



The dog training I offer is actually a lot better than this website makes it seem. People are amazed at how well the training works with their dogs.  

Best Dog Training Folsom


Best Dog Training Folsom – Best Dog Trainers in Folsom

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The Best Dog Training in Folsom

It is not about which dog trainer in Folsom uses a better or faster method.

We teach dog owners how to have wonderful relationship with their pets where there is a lot of petting, affection and hanging out together—without behavior problems.

Best Dog Trainers – Best Dog Training Folsom


The best dog training in Folsom is the one that actually works.  Before you spend a lot of money, you better make sure the dog training in Folsom actually works.

There is no in-between with VALIDITY. Something does what they say it can, or it does not.

There is no in-between with RELIABILITY.  Something works over and over, or it does not.

There is no in-between with INTEGRITY. Someone is really who they say they are, or they are not.

David Baron Superdog

Either someone can substantiate that the dog training in Folsom actually works or they cannot.  There is no in-between.

Either someone has 1000′s of photos of 100′s of dogs they trained to substantiate that the dog training in Folsom works, OR THEY DO NOT.  


If you are considering hiring a dog trainer in Folsom or where you live, you need to ask if the dog training method will actually work with your dog, or make your dog’s behavior problems even worse.


If you think the gals at the park training dogs in Folsom calling themselves dog trainers and bribing dogs with food or using shock collars for everything will work to get your dog trained or under control, hire them.  You will be happier with their dog training method and they charge a lot less than we do for dog training Folsom anyway.

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Legitimate dog trainers in Folsom don’t bribe with food.  

Shock collars, a Folsom dog training tool of last resort, are not supposed to be a dog training method, nor a substitute for having a relationship.

Having a relationship is not about dominating or correcting your dog.

THINK ABOUT IT – David Baron is the only dog trainer in Folsom with 1000′s of photos of small dogs off-leash.

There is no time to run back in the house and get the treats before your dog runs in the street and gets run over by a car.

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Who wants a dog that won’t behave unless you bribe it with food anyway?

dogs by swimming pool

Small breeds are usually more stubborn, defiant and harder to train than large breeds, especially if they have been spoiled.

dogs and cat

Food-Bribery does absolutely nothing to control bad puppy behavior.


Food-Bribery won’t work to control separation anxiety, destructive chewing and virtually every other behavior problem dog owners face.

There is something better. . . . . .


Dog Training Roseville, CA


Folsom’s #1 Dog Trainer



PRIVATE LESSONS work great and are effective 99% of the time.  Sometimes the level of training a dog needs surpasses what the owner is capable of achieving on their own and Board Training is a more appropriate option.


TRUST and CREDIBILITY are of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. Most of our clients are MD’s, RN’s, teachers, business owners, police, fire and other professionals. Let us know if you need references or have other concerns.  We have an A+ rating with the BBB.



Professional Dog Training in Folsom and the surrounding cities.


The Family Dog


If you can start the day without caffeine,

Firefighter Dalmatian

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, 

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, 


If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can ignore a person’s limited education and never correct him,

If you can resist treating a rich person better than a poor friend, 

If you can conquer tension without medical help or smoking pot,


If you can relax and sleep without drugs or alcohol. . . .


DAVID BARON the DOG TRAINER lives in Roseville, California on a 13-acre dog ranch.  He meets clients for private lessons and teaches dog owners how to be successful with their family pets.

CALL DAVID BARON at (916) 773-4017 if other dog trainers, veterinarians and behaviorists tell you that your dog can’t be trained and needs to be euthanized OR if you have a good dog and are looking for the greatest dog trainer ever.