If you’ve recently acquired a new dog and need a helping hand to train it properly, then residential dog training might be the ideal option to consider. But, what do you need to look for when choosing the perfect residential dog trainer? Here are some pointers.
Find out what level of experience a residential dog training business has. The more experienced they are, the more likely they’ve dealt with a wider range of issues associated with training dogs of all different breeds.
As well as asking about experience, check to see whether the trainer is a member of any relevant professional bodies or accredited by any dog training associations. This can give you confidence that the trainer has met the required standards to provide the level of services you, and your dog, needs.
Tailored to your dog
When choosing residential dog training, it’s important that the needs of your own individual dog are catered for, after all, each dog is different from the next. Make sure the person or company you use to train your dog takes the specific needs of your dog into account when training and looking after them, rather than offering the same approach to all dogs.
There’s no point going to the effort of getting your dog trained at a residential centre if you don’t know what to do with them when they get back home. Choose a trainer who will explain what processes and procedures they have undertaken with your pooch during sessions so that you can carry on using these on your dog when they return home.
Methods of training
Find out what methods the training company will use on your dog, and choose a trainer that you think will suit your dog’s personality the most. A dog trainer should come across as authoritative, so that your dog will listen and obey, but they should also be friendly and approachable so that your dog doesn’t feel scared.
Not all about the training
Residential dog training can be full-on for a dog, so find a company that offers some relaxation during the day, such as going for nice walks, or being groomed and bathed, for instance. All of these little extras can help to make your dog feel comfortable in their new environment, which can help them to relax and encourage them to learn better.
Total K9 ticks all the right boxes if you’re looking for professional dog residential training, so get in touch to find out more today.