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The best dog trainer possesses a formal education

Many people we speak with are not aware that a Dog Trainer needs no formal education or credentials.   Dog Training is an unregulated industry.  This means that anyone can hang out a shingle and charge for services as a dog trainer.  Assuming you don’t want just “anyone” providing training for your dog, here are some tips for choosing the right dog trainer for you.

Many dog trainers do not possess any formal training.  Many people become dog trainers after experience with training their dog for the show ring or sport.  What we’ve found is that this often does not translate well to training a dog to be a great family member.  4 Paws University provides a great explanation of why the dog trainer you choose matters a great deal.

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Show dogs, competitive sport dogs and dogs being trained for winning ribbons most often are not what the average dog parent wants or needs.  As a dog parent, you are in search of information for prevention of known dog problems and solutions for your every day issues with your dog.

So, how do you choose a dog trainer that’s right for you?

Here are some tips:

  • What to look for:
    • A formal education in Animal Learning Theory and Applied Behavior Analysis
    • A formal education in Client Counseling
    • Experience is not enough! One can have 10 years of experience doing things based on their personal biases. It does not mean they have an understanding of how dogs learn or the risks known that arise from using aversive techniques in training dogs. The good news…there is a better way.

Until next time, Have Fun & Enjoy Your Dog!

Jody Karow – CTC

Dog Life Coach & Founder of Go Anywhere Dog™

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About the Author Jody Karow

I've been on a mission to decode how the dogs we love see the world and what really gets them motivated so that we can transform the way we train them. Now I want to teach this to you! Join me in revolutionizing dog training. A fresh new approach for the 21st Century urban or suburban lifestyle. I’ve enjoyed my work as training and behavior consultant for Safe Hands Rescue and resident dog expert for PetChatz. I founded a state of the art dog daycare, serving over 2,000 dogs and their guardians. I now continue to consult with dog daycares nationwide on how to enrich environments for the dogs in their care while using effective rewards and motivators to improve behavior. I’m also a very proud graduate and a certified trainer through the Academy for Dog Trainers, the world’s best dog behavior and training program taught by Jean Donaldson. I've wholeheartedly dedicated my life to helping people and dogs live amazing lives together. Passion, Education & Experience. Join me, I'd love to teach you what I've learned.

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