Should a trainer be a certified dog trainer?

March 29, 2011 by Karin · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Dog Training 

Most dog trainers have no certification. They may have been self-taught, learned through trial and error, may have apprenticed with other trainers, may have watched tv, or any combination of other options.

One of the benefits of a training program is that there is a program of study associated with the certification. Testing is also required before certification is completed. Some programs are recognized Read more

Beware of the trainer who has learned by watching TV trainers

March 29, 2011 by Karin · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Dog Training 

I was viewing some trainer’s websites and couldn’t believe what I saw. One trainer proudly states that he/she has learned their techniques by watching TV. Good grief! They don’t know that they don’t know.

Learning about dog training takes more effort than watching TV and emulating those techniques. Plus, TV shows are edited for the most effect.

Regardless of editing, what may appear to be effective may actually backfire Read more