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5 Step Guide to Choosing the Best Dog Trainer for You

When it comes to choosing a dog trainer, there are so many different options to choose from. It can definitely be an overwhelming process. We have all heard the horror stories of how some training kennels treat animals. Our dogs are a part of our families and we want them to be treated fairly during the process. Additionally, this is a long term investment. When it comes to making a financial decision we also want to make sure that we are receiving a quality service. So, how can you make sure that you are choosing an ethical and quality dog trainer? Start with these 5 Steps:

1. Do Your Research

There is a ton of free information on the internet that can help you have a better understanding of the different methods of dog training. Most of which are safe and ethical, but often have different approaches and timelines to reaching goals. Start out by looking at the differences between positive only and balanced trainers. Using this information, create a list of trainers in your area that use different methods.

2. Give Them A Call

Given that we are in the digital age, it is so simple to fill out an online questionnaire or contact form to receive more information about training. Before you know it, you have made a deposit and booked a training slot before ever hearing their voice! By taking the time to call the trainer and talk with them about their program, you will be able to get a feel for their personality. When choosing a professional to work with long term, you need to feel comfortable talking with this person. If they make you nervous or weary, back away now.

3. Ask About their Resume & Toolbox

Due to the unregulated nature of the canine training industry, trainers resume’s vary greatly. Most