FSDT 5.0 Dog Trainer Course Intro

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Introduction to Foundation Style Dog Training 5.0


What we are going to cover today and what you should know by the end of the video.

  • About Michael D'Abruzzo and Foundation Style Dog Training
  • An overview of what you will learn
  • An overview of what you need to do here
  • What you will be able to do
    • while taking the course
    • After finishing the course
  • How to take the course
  • Conduct


About Me




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Concepts in schools

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Other trainers following the same values

About Foundation Style Dog Training

  • Technical with flexibility
  • Updates are tracked
    • single number changes
    • partial number change
  • Built upon the back of giants
    • Improved upon the feedback of many
      • requires practitioners
    • Changes based off a cynopraxis and LIMA base
  • Model to be used for standards in career schools and/or higher education institutions

How to take the course

  • Saturday updates
    • New videos
    • New questions and evaluations
  • Wednesday Q&A
    • priority to course questions
  • Use forums to help each other
    • unresolved questions will be escalated to the Q&A
    • Interaction is tracked in your profile
      • will be part of evaluations
  • (Optional) Watch version 4.0 to know where we are going, jump ahead, and where the course is improved from.

Conduct onsite, offsite, and professionally.


off site conduct

  1. We focus on innovative ways to strengthen the relationships between dogs and humans through education. The welfare of both must always be considered.
  2. When we are not satisfied with the present, we will search the past. If we cannot find an answer, we will create a new way.
  3. We teach those that seek to learn. Those that do not want to learn will be influenced by our example. We will be respectful and considerate to those that are less informed than us.
  4. We are committed to making each new generation better than ourselves.

On-site conduct

  • No bashing rule - it is ok to post a video and ask a specific question as to how something may relate to FSDT or how it can be improved by incorporating FSDT, but it isn't ok to post a video for the sake of bashing . 
  • Political talk is forbidden on the forums, chat, or any service hosted on the website . There are individuals from every continent of the world with varied personal beliefs . This will website is ONLY to be used to support our common task of dog training .
  • Be polite and respectful in all interactions . This includes general comments when observing other posters videos . 

We will be "good bacteria"

Code of professional ethics

To be posted in coursework "Ethics in the Dog Training Business".

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