5 Questions For The In Home Dog Training Candidate

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Are you sick and tired of waking up to find another good pair of shoes all chewed out? Do you hate having people over because you just know they'll get slobbered all over, or worse? Are the water puddles and poop mounds around the house finally getting to your nerves? If you are, then it's time to get some dog training in your house.

People who want to take personal charge of their pet's training but either don't know how or have no time have come to rely on the services of in home dog training companies. Certified trainers are dispatched to do what needs to be done and the dog owners can sit back and watch their canine's progress in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Before you decide to engage in hiring the dog trainer, here are five important questions you need to ask.

How high up the obedience ladder is your dog? If your pet knows the basic commands down, then you should consider training him yourself. The owner is always the best person to teach his own. However, if you really don't know the first thing about dog training or have no chance to do so, then have the professionals take a look at what can be done to Fido as soon as possible.

Where are all the good trainers? The best trainers are those whose work speaks for itself. Talk to your friends and neighbors who have used a professional's services in training their pet. If they don't know anybody, they should know somebody who comes highly recommended. Check the yellow pages or surf through the internet for companies or individuals that offer the training your dog need (basic obedience training or specific behavior modification). Research on their rates and find one that gives you the best value for your money.

What makes a good trainer? The most important thing you need to check in a trainer is his manner of handling the dog. Violence, yelling, or force of any kind should not be tolerated regardless the reasons he may have. Feel free to ask for personal records and referrals he has to you can check it yourself. There are no official government licenses for animal training to date; however, most of these professionals have graduated from courses that will equip them in the career path they've chosen. One of the best qualifications they can have is the International Association of Canine Professionals' CDT or CDTA certification.

Which is better: individual or group classes? One-on-one sessions will ensure that your pet gets all the attention and teaching concentrated on him. It will probably help him learn faster. Group classes on the other hand, will help the dog further develop social skills with others of his own kind. If the trainer is good, he will be able to customize his teaching to each student's learning curve. It will also be better economically for more people to pitch in and share the expense of their dogs' education. If you prefer group classes, form one with pet owners you know who take good care of their pets. With all the rough housing that's bound to happen, you wouldn't want your own infected with fleas or other kinds of infection.

When should the training commence? As soon as possible! It is best to train puppies while they are still 8 weeks old. However, with patience and perseverance, even dogs can learn obedience commands at any age. If you are ready and your dog is present then anything is possible. Through in home dog training, a well trained dog is not only possible, it is expected.

5 Questions For The In Home Dog Training Candidate by Geraldine Dimarco

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Geraldine Dimarco is fond of the benefits of dog training her brood of dogs. Get free information on In Home Dog Training today

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John Alexis July 15, 2009 at 5:18 AM  

I think the five question which you have mentioned is very important and is very beneficial to keep in mind while training your dog....
I think it's a great idea!!!


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