Thursday , 19 October 2017

Questions To Ask a Potential Dog Trainer

  • What is your dog training philosophy?
  • Can I attend one of your classes to observe (if it’s a class scenario)?
  • How long have you been training dogs?
  • Do you have any referrals from former clients? May I contact them?
  • Where did you receive your training?
  • What kind of approach/ technique will you use to train my dog?
  • Have you handled matters like mine?
  • Do you have experience with my dog’s breed?
  • Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?
  • What are your rates?
  • Will I be able to continue training my dog once you are done with the visit?
  • Do you provide any follow-up visits/services?

*Do not believe a trainer that tells you they will ‘fix’ your dog or a problem will be resolved.  A trainer can help give you the tools, but nothing is absolute and you must also continue training on your own.