5 are the requirements that I would look for if I were in your place to decide which Dog Training Center to turn to, in order to offer your dog the most serious and professional training path.
You will agree with me that every Dog has his personality, his attitudes, his history, his strengths and his weaknesses.
The same reflection is also valid for the unique and unrepeatable Human Being right?
That’s why I don’t believe in the effectiveness of group training classes for beginners that are so popular today.
My experience has led me to develop a working method that is based on personalization of interventions and training sessions.
Working one to one your priorities with a professional is nothing revolutionary but it is a teaching method that makes the difference : results in less time and high quality training.
In many cases, due to training needs or to the work needs of the owner, I found myself teaching individual lessons or training sessions at 5 in the morning, or late at night.
I’ve organised and made lessons in hundreds of different scenarios and contexts: home, at the shopping center, at the local market,in the forest or in the city park in the urban area, in schools or on the banks of a river.
Initially at the training camp, followed in the right way every dog becomes good , because he learns the rules and distractions can be calibrated.
This is why the training program, where necessary, will have to provide the generalization of the behaviors in different areas and sceneries.
The goal is to help the binomial to make successful and positive experiences in all situations that can occur daily.
With the explosion of training courses for trainers and educators in recent times, I have noticed that there is a saturation of these figures in the training centers.
Many owners tell me that in the dog centre that they attended before turning to me, they were followed by more neo-educators during a course or even a training session, willing and enthusiastic boys, but in many cases with little experience and ideas in contrast between them.
In my experience it is important to have a certain reference that accompanies the binomial in the training path from beginning to the end, the alternation of different figures in the same course or training session it’s not recomandable.
If the professional that follows you is up to his task will be able to indicate all the solutions of continuity, without making improvised experiments and without giving you conflicting indications that can make you waste time transmitting confusion in you and your dog.
Learn about the skills and specializations of who will be your trainer or educator.
You don’t need to hire a private detective to know the Cynophile Curriculum Vitae of a professional, many times you just have to ask him a few polite questions and ask his students for some evaluation on his work or results.
As for social media, I don’t think they are effective ways to find information, I tend to trust the direct feedback of people that follwoed his/her lessons and not the “live facebook talk shows” or similar.
Yeah, trust your instincts and see how your dog behaves when it relates to the Trainer.
No one knows your dog better than you do. I’m sure you can understand right away if the person in front of you will be able to help you grow and develop a relationship based on trust and mutual understanding with your dog.