In many states, the dog training industry is unregulated, and therefore anyone can purport to be an aggressive dog trainer. If you are not careful, you might end up spending your money on a scam. It is critical that you evaluate the trainer’s potential before handing over your precious pet to them. Do not just pick the nearest dog training camp for your aggressive dog. Do and exhaustive research and perform due diligence on the potential dog trainer before contracting them to help your aggressive dog. Here are a few tips that will help choose the right trainer for the job.
- Evaluate methods and training philosophy
Avoid trainers using military based-training techniques for your aggressive dog. It will only slow down training or make the situation worse. Only consider trainers using the positive reinforcement approach. It is a professional and scientifically proven dog training method.
- Feel the personality and skills
A good trainer should be a great teacher and excellent communicators. Ask yourself, do you feel comfortable as a student? Is the trainer patient, respectful and encouraging? This will help draw a picture of how well they can handle and train your aggressive dog.
- Ask for credential and certifications
This is, however, not mandatory; some dog trainers have learned the skill through apprenticeships. At the same time, credentials and certification show dedication and a sense of professionalism. For those without certifications, feel free to perform a background check to ensure their skills are legit.
- Ask for recommendations
Fetching for recommendations from previous students, knowledgeable neighbors, or professional dog trainers’ associations is also an excellent way to ensure that you get the right aggressive dog trainer.
- Service charge
The class charges can also act as a parameter for choosing the right trainer. Go for an affordable class. If you cannot afford the classes, you will most likely leave before they are over! -every class is essential for effective results.
Remember, getting the right trainer is a lifetime investment. It determines how well you interact with your dog. Therefore, you must get the best there is!