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Do trainers need to be certified? How old can a puppy be before they can be trained? These are some of the things that you need to know about choosing a dog trainer.
About Dog Training
Dog Training teaches a response to cues or commands dog trainers to purposely change a dog’s behavior.
What Are Some Common Myths?
Dogs can’t learn a behavior de to being stubborn or dominant? False? A puppy has to be six months old to be trained? False. Those are some of the common myths about training your dog.
How Much Do Dog Trainers Get Paid?
Depending on experience and cerfication, according to the Animal Humane Society, salary can vary from $10 an hr to up to $30 an hr.
How To Choose A Dog Trainer
To find a good trainer, ask them some open ended questions, ask them about their educational background in dog training, and ask them what method of training do they use.
What Dog Trainers Don’t Do!
Dog trainers shouldn’t use flexi leashes due to teaching dogs bad habits. Also, a lot of dog trainers will use an empty dog park during initital training to avoid potential fights.
What Do You Look For In a Dog Trainer?
According to Victoria Still, the key in finding a good trainer is that they need to rely on the power of positive reinforcement. Ask them questions, watch them with the dog, watch the dog with them.
What’s a Guide Dog Trainer?
Guide Dog Trainers provide positve reinforcement to help train service dogs. The methods prevent the young dog from making errors.
How Long Does Training Take?
Depending on the path one takes, it can take either several weeks to upwards of a year to complete an apprenticeship to be a professional dog trainer.
Do You Need A Certification to be either a Dog Trainer or a Guide Dog Trainer?
You technicial don’t have to have a certification to be a training, however, most professional do apprentice with a experienced trainer for a period of time before going on their own. Examples of certications in CDBC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants).
In order for you to pick the trainer that will best fit your needs, you should ask questions to the trainer and also watch them with your dog. Also watch how the dog interacts with the trainer during the interaction and after. Their responses will tell you all you need to know.