Raising Canine

Online Dog Trainer Courses

Quality, science-based, online dog trainer courses and continuing education for professional animal trainers

Over 300 animal trainer education courses – online dog trainer courses and on-demand dog training webinars for professional dog trainers, as well as trainers of other species – increase your knowledge base at your convenience – CEUs available for most courses – new live webinars every month with a wide variety of speakers and topics



Upcoming Live
Resources Apply for CEUs


Focus on Dog Obedience Training:

Dog Behavior Training

Bad to the Bone: Analyzing and Assessing Dog Bites
Presented by Cara Shannon, Produced by Raising Canine

Understanding the potential damage a dog may do in future incidents is one of the most important skills you can have when working with behavior problems. Building on the work begun by Dr. Ian Dunbar, consulting with a veterinary behaviorist, emergency room veterinarian, emergency room and general practice physicians, and other experts in the field of dog behavior, and dog obedience training, Cara Shannon presents comprehensive bite hierarchies for analyzing bites to humans and dogs. Cara uses photos and case studies to help consultants gain fluency in applying the hierarchy to actual cases.

Read what other prominent dog behavior consultants and authors have to say:

“Wow! Cara’s credentials give this DVD credibility and she really did her homework. Good stuff for every instructor’s breadth and depth of knowledge. – Terry Ryan, author “Coaching People to Train Their Dogs”

“Represents a major step forward in the analysis and treatment of dog bite behavior. Clear and easy to understand . . . invaluable . . .” – Jim Barry, author “the Ethical Dog Trainer” & “Positive Gun Dogs”

This DVD should be used by all people involved with dogs that get aggressive . . . .” Ken McCort, Four Paws


Sport Dog Obedience Training

Positive Gun Dogs
by Susan Smith, Jim Barry, and Mary Emmen

The first book on positive methods for sporting dogs ever published in the United States. If you’d like to learn to train your dog in a systematic, efficient manner, with force-free methods that you’ll both enjoy, then this book is right for you!

Positive Gun Dogs includes:

  • Clear, systematic instructions for all levels of dog obedience training
  • Simple, easy-to-follow diagrams for key exercises
  • Recommendations for solving common training problems
  • Training logs
  • An introduction into how animals learn


Read what other prominent authors have to say about this book:

“This book illustrates how you yourself can develop keen, reliable, accurate gun dogs by modern methods, using clicker training instead of correction. The authors are familiar with the demands of the sport, the nature of the dogs involved, and the ins and outs of applied behavioral science as well.” —Karen Pryor

“This book brims with crafty applications of learning laws. The discussions of transitioning to intrinsic reinforcers, generalizing, and proofing are among many first-rate treatments of topics in this goldmine of a book. Never preachy in tone, Positive Gun Dogs deals rationally with the motivator choices and presents a clear option for those who would rather not employ pain to train their field dogs.” —Jean Donaldson, Director, San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers and author of Culture Clash.