This is something trainers often hear from their clients after a training session, to which we reply – It’s almost like we know what we’re talking about!
Most trainers live and breathe dogs and dog training. In order to get anywhere in any industry it has to become your lifes work. You can’t be half-in if you expect to have any success at what you do.
Speaking on behalf of ourselves, we only ‘do’ dog training. There are no hobbies or holidays, every day is centred around our own dogs, or other peoples. It’s all we know, and all we want to do.
There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there which often leaves people feeling a little lost when they’re having some form of training issue with their dogs. Not a session goes by where we don’t hear some weird and wonderful pieces of advice they’ve received. A little tip for you – If it sounds farfetched, it’s probably bad advice.
If we had a hole in our roof we’d call out a roofer and trust that what they advised was correct, as even though we’ve had a roof all of our lives, we don’t know how to fix one when it’s broken. The same can apply to our dogs.
If we give you advice, it’s because we’ve applied it to dogs of all different ages, breeds and temperaments. We’ve seen it work first-hand and that’s why we we’re telling you about it. So please trust your trainers, and please follow their advice to the word.
Unless they’re mental cases… then maybe don’t.