Training a dog is hard work. It requires dedication to the cause,
a lot of patience, and knowing how to do it. Many regular dog owners can’t do it effectively. That’s why they hire dog trainers.
But even dog trainers aren’t all good. Dog trainers are people who are likely long-time dog owners who have made a living and a business out of helping others teach their dogs. There are good dog trainers and there are bad ones. It’s not that the bad ones likely don’t know how to train dogs. Most people who call themselves dog trainers do in fact know how to train dogs. But a bad dog trainer is one who doesn’t get along well with both the dog and the owner.
You want a dog owner you are comfortable with, because a good dog owner trains both the dog and the owner. And this is something you need to be aware of. Good dog trainers ask their owners to be with them during the training session. They’ll help dog owners learn how to handle their dogs, some good tips, per se. The best dog trainers are also good people persons. Many dog trainers only frustrate their owners because they treat the owners like they’re dogs, too. They spend so much time ordering dogs around, that they also treat humans like that. Good dog trainers respect both humans and dogs.
A good dog trainer is knowledgeable about your breed of dog. He knows the difficulties your breed presents and is able to help you fix those problems. You should quiz the trainer about his level of intelligence about your breed. Find out what he knows. Shopping for the right trainer is like shopping for anything. You want to interview a few people and find the one that’s best for you.