Re: Los Angeles Trainer Recommendations
Being picky on who trains your dog is exactly how you need to be.
They have to have your absolute trust and they will adapt their training to fit your dog. They remain calm when other people would be pulling their hair out. They love what they do for a living. Your dog will be well kept during their stay, and if any medical condition arise they will be taken to the vet promptly. They inform you of accomplishments and set backs. They can read a dog and this isn't their first rodeo. In fact I want the number of dogs they have trained to be in the triple digits. I want to know the number of dogs that have washed out in their training program. Have they successfully trained dogs that other trainers have washed out or said were to soft. I want to know the number of dogs that they have put titles on, and the level. I also want to know if they will be training my dog or if its someone that works for them. I want to know how many days a week they will be working my dog. I want to see that they have the property and tools required. I also want them to have insurance in the event that something (lost or stolen) happens to my dog. They set time aside for you to see how your dog is coming along. I'm sure there is more but these are a must with me.
Now finding all of that close to home is not always going to happen. If you can make the drive and back in one day consider yourself lucky. People fly and transport their dogs to get them to that kind of trainer.
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