Choosing Your Dog Training Class

Have you considered the 5 things to look out for when choosing a dog training class?

Is the trainer qualified? 
Anyone can set up a dog training class, you don’t have to be qualified or indeed know very much about dog training!  A qualification is proof that your trainer has studied the subject and is up to date with modern training methods.

How big are the classes?
Manageable class numbers ensures that everyone gets personal attention from their trainer at some time during the class, where each exercise is fully explained to help you gain the best results.

Were you made to feel welcome?
In a friendly, relaxed environment you will feel more confident about you and your dog’s abilities, or indeed, lack of them.  If you feel comfortable, you are more likely to ask questions if you are unsure of the exercise being taught.

Does your trainer use gimmicks?
Motivational training should be the main aid used, ie, no check chains, water pistols, rattle bottles, pinch collars, etc, just straight forward, kind, food based reward methods.

Were the classes recommended to you?
Speak to other dog owners, or even better, go and take a look for yourself.  You can make a much more informed decision if you watch a training class.