Everyone can call themselves as dog trainers, but how do you know this person/ business is ideal for you and your dog? How do you know, that the methods and skills used won’t harm your dog?
Even if the pet trainer is accredited by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, UK (APDT), would it give you the necessary reassurance?
Where to start
- Observe the class before you book your dog in to make sure you are comfortable with methods and skills of the trainer.
- Punishment based devices and methods have been proven by the science as inappropriate as they cause damage to your pet. Positive training tools and techniques are effective. Thus, pay attention if the dog trainer assists anxious dogs.
- Positive training rewards include food, play and toys.
- According to the APDT recommendation, classes shouldn’t be more than 8 puppies with 1 instructor and 1 assistant.
- All dogs have different abilities and progress at different rates and are motivated by different things, which should be recognised by the trainer.
We hope these tips will help you find the ideal pet trainer.
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