Don’t just go choosing any dog trainer without looking out for certain things. Those who do that end up with the wrong trainers. Below are some very important factors to consider before choosing the right trainer for your dog:
Check out the educational background of the trainer
It is important to checkout if the trainer has educational qualification needed to train dogs. In the same vein, ensure you choose a dog trainer that belongs to any organization that encourages continuous education in dog training.
For example, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) encourages trainers and members to pursue education that would encourage application of modern effective training methods. Going for trainer with current certification from legitimate bodies is also good move.
Check out testimonials and complaints associated with the trainer
You can access information about the trainer from others that have used their service in the past. It is logical to choose a dog trainer with high rate of positive reviews than the trainer with negative reviews.
Check out the training facilities and tools of the trainer
You would not like to engage a trainer with poor training facility, would you? Of course, the answer would be “No”. So, it is important to check on the facility used for dog training.
You should ensure the facility is located in a clean and secured area. The sanitary and hygienic condition of the animals must be approved. You need to ensure also that the tools like leashes, toys, head halters, collars and harnesses used on dogs are good.