College - Author 1

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Department - Author 1

Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Agricultural Science



Primary Advisor

Megan Silcott, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Education and Communication Department


Canine Obedience training is a bountiful career path that allows students to work with animals to work with both people and their pets. Being a dog trainer is just as much an animal job as it is a people job and experience in training and working with customers is the best way to get a company position.

This manual aims to provide an all-encompassing resource for Novice, Intermediate, and Advance FFA members looking to explore an SAE in Canine training. This manual serves the purpose of guiding members in starting a project. This guide is for students who have an interest in an animal project and should increase students' ability to obtain an SAE whether they have land/resources for livestock. Upon completing this project, students should have recorded hours and experience of dog training that could be used to fulfill experience hours for certifications in canine training. FFA provides students the ability to explore their interests in numerous agricultural fields. This manual will serve the purpose as a guide and resource compilation for students looking to gain knowledge and skills in a small animal field of canine obedience training. This manual will specialize in commands that can be used in entrepreneurship and placement projects for students looking to train dogs for basic obedience at home or in someone else's home. This manual will guide students on training tips, styles, and requirements as well as provide resource links for students to expand their knowledge further.

Senior project poster Amber Thompsen .pptx (1720 kB)
Senior Project Poster

Amber Thompsen, Senior project, Spring 2020.docx (24 kB)
Senior Project Abstract

Senior Project Manual.pdf (11489 kB)
Senior Project Manual