Your dog is a part of your family. Like any other member of your family, you expect them to have good manners and treat others with respect. This is where dog training is essential (because even the best of dogs need help in the manners department). Finding a high-quality dog trainer can be tough, but we have listed 3 expert tips to make the process a little easier. Check out the article below for more information.
- Identify what type of training you want/need for your dog. There are a lot of different training options out there for dogs, so it is important to identify the training you want to find the perfect dog trainer. This could be simple obedience training, service dog training, herding dog training, hunting dog training, search and detection training and more. There are many dog training options, so it helps to be specific.
- Find a dog trainer who includes you. A huge part of the dog and owner relationship is for your dog to see you as their master, not the dog trainer. A good dog trainer will know that and include you in the training process.
- Do your research. Ask for dog trainer referrals from friends, read online reviews, and be sure to check for dog training certifications when you are vetting your different dog training options. It is OK to ask potential dog trainers for references from past clients. We would also recommend looking for a dog trainer who offers some kind of guarantee with their training program.