Do you need a dog trainer, really? A lot of dog training can be done by yourself at home. If you are consistent regarding what you teach them, most puppies learn quickly. In a couple of weeks, you can usually teach them home training and some basic manners. Fremont dog trainer offers excellent info on this.
Many breeders and other specialists recommend that new puppies be taken to classes in puppy preschool and puppy kindergarten. These classes are for puppies only and pet stores, dog training centres, kennel clubs and even shelters often offer them. They provide a good socialisation opportunity for your puppy. In a friendly atmosphere, meeting other puppies and people helps your puppy get over any fears he may have of strange people or things. Classes such as these help build the confidence of a puppy and help him develop into a happy, confident adult dog. Some basic obedience commands like Sit and Come will also be taught to you and your puppy by the trainer teaching these classes.
Here are four tools to test when attempting to find a dog trainer:
1. Ask and check their bulletin boards at pet supply stores.
2. Talk to your local kennel club members. Dog trainers may very often be participants. Kennel clubs hold displays of obedience and they may have members who are very skilled in obedience training.
3. To see whether there are any local dog training centres near you, check your phone book and the Internet. Professional dog trainers may exist. See whether they are teaching basic obedience classes. Remember that you’re not looking for someone who teaches dog training for protection!
4. Ask people if they have anyone who teaches obedience classes at your local shelter. Since trained dogs have a better chance of working out in their new homes, some shelters offer obedience classes.
If possible, before attending, try to find out about the trainer and classes to make sure this is someone you want to learn from. It’s not always possible here. You hear about a class sometimes and it starts that same evening.