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September 06, 2010 2 min read

When you are looking for a trainer for your dog it can be a daunting process. You need to make sure you are finding someone who will be able to handle your dog’s unique needs. The following are some things that you should look for when you are looking to locate a professional dog trainer for your dog.

The first thing that you need to do is decide what you want your dog to learn. Do you want your dog to learn more complicated commands then sit and stay? Do you want you’re your dog to learn something like agility? These are the things that you should consider before looking into hiring a professional dog trainer.

Now while many people are gifted in working with dogs with no certification, it would still benefit you to try and find someone that has some type of certification. It basically gives you the added security that the trainer has done what they need to do to get certified and you know they have worked with dogs before.

Getting recommendations never hurts when you are looking for a professional dog trainer. Make sure that you have spoken with friends and family that have used a professional trainer in the past for their dogs. You will get firsthand information about what dog trainers you should consider using and which you should steer clear of using.

Last of all you need to find a professional dog trainer that will include you in their training process. You need to be well aware of what needs to be done on your end to keep up with your dog’s training. You need to be working with someone who will explain what you need to do with your dog clearly and concisely and will take the time to answer you if you indeed have any questions.