You may be on the fence about getting your dog(s) trained. If so, here are some questions to ask yourself before you decide to hire a trainer.
What do I want from training?
What would be your goal from having your dog trained? Do you want your dog to be better in public? Do you want your dog to be more obedient? Do you want your dog to be a service or therapy animal? There are numerous reasons why someone would want to get their dog trained. If you are debating about hiring a trainer, sit back and think about what you would like to achieve from getting your dog trained. If you have a clear, established goal, it will likely be worth it to invest in a trainer.
Is my dog misbehaving?
This may seem like an obvious question, but it is necessary to ask yourself if you are struggling with the decision on hiring a trainer. If your dog is misbehaving, jumping on people, not listening, being destructive, or any other misbehavior you should investigate training your dog. You should not live with your home and patience being tested.
Can I afford it?
We know that training program prices may seem large, but even if the cost seems significant, we do offer payment plans and have a variety of services at different price points. If the prices are still too high, however, read our other blog posts with training advice and do research into training your dog on your own. Of course, we recommend a professional train your dog. Professionals are educated and experienced and know the best way to train your dog. However, if you must wait to hire a trainer due to finances, there are exercises you may do at home. If there are any at-home exercises you would like us to talk about, let us know and we may include it in a future blog post!
Will it improve life?
Our training services have changed the way many people live. If you think that hiring a training professional will improve life for you, your family, and your dog by removing stresses or making life easier, it is likely time to contact a professional.
If you analyzed your situation and believe it is time to start training your dog, contact us today!