Dogs can be very difficult animals to deal with from time to time, some breeds and types can be especially difficult to train and control.
No matter how much time and effort you seem to be putting in, your efforts give no results. Remember,dogs learn through repetition, patience and consistency.
Don’t worry too much about problems training your dog, it might not be your fault your dog is disobedient, people in different circumstances may be failing to train their dog for very simple reasons.
Whether it be your tone of voice, not having enough time to give your dog due to other commitments like work, hobbies, or your children throwing all the basic dog training rules out the window, there can be several reasons for your lack of success.
It is important to teach the kids how to treat the new dog too. Here we will try to educate you on the difference a professional dog trainer could have on your dog’s obedience, and how much it will cost.
The options available for dog training are as follows:
Group dog training sessions locally – four to eight weekly 1 hour sessions for around – $150-250 . But don’t go to a puppy class until your puppy already knows the commands or you are asking for trouble.
I will teach you Imprinting (puppy training) in one visit and follow up to make sure it is going well. Then later you can go to a class if you want to “proof” your young dog around other dogs. Puppies should not be allowed to interact with older dogs off leash until you have a good recall on them. Call me for details.
Private dog trainers and Dog Whisperers visiting your home or work place to give personal training to you and your dog will cost around – $150 or more per hour plus mileage if you are pretty far away. Unlimited follow up should be included. This is my policy.
A dog boarding and training kennel is where your dog lives with the trainer for around 2 – 4 weeks for Basic Obedience getting several hours of professional dog training a day for around $1200-$1500.
You can double that price or more for off leash training but all training should include unlimited follow up. I know that’s what I do. Some of my clients have been with me through more than one dog over the years. Some clients I have known over twenty years.
So what do you get for your money?
Many dog trainers concentrate on different areas of your dog’s obedience and you will usually get a much better service the more money you pay.
Standard training classes and trainers will concentrate on addressing basic obedience and the chewing, barking, biting and digging aspects of your dog’s behavior. Unlike other trainers, I teach Modern ‘Pack Structure’ as a foundation for all training. This is a new approach in the dog training world that you will not find with other trainers.
Hand signals may also be covered in dog obedience classes along with showing you, the owner, how to handle trickier situations that can only be overcome at home like house/crate training.
General guidelines for hiring a dog trainer are to always research the dog trainer well, find out qualifications the dog trainer has in his area of expertise and seek advice and information from other dog owners who have had their dogs trained previously. And remember, nothing trumps experience.
Get to know your trainer well before handing your dog over to him/her and make sure you are comfortable in the methods he/she uses.
Earl Newland, The Original Kansas City Dog Whisperer.
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