People who take a dog to dog training classes is your trainer qualified?
As anybody can run a dog training class – Do you know if your dog trainer is qualified?
Are they registered with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers or similar?
The APDT, UK are proud of the fact that they assess all members according to a strict criteria which ensures they have appropriate skills to teach dog training. They are required to keep their education up to date, and adhere to a Code of Practice. If any member is found to be in contravention of this Code then their membership is withdrawn.
I use the facilities of a so called “centre of excellence” to train my dogs myself. However I think that it is vital to socialise my dogs, consequently I have also taken them to classes throughout their lives.
The centre that I use has a limited amount of experienced trainers, they need other people to take up the slack. To enable them to do this, their kennel and office staff go to one day and on-line courses to gain qualifications and then they take classes.
When inexperienced owners have a new puppy, it is difficult to establish which classes that they should attend. My advice is that they should sit in on several classes before they decide.
Although the Asker says that trainers should be registered with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers or similar, I have always opted for trainers that have a wealth of experience and with a proven track record. Nevertheless if they are registered this is a bonus.
I have no qualifications, however I take pupils FOC. At the outset, the pupils are told that I have no qualifications. Unfortunately I failed with one of them, she could not decide which end of the dog to lure or treat. Afterwards she hired a hall and now charges to train dogs.
Beware anyone can run a training class.
EDIT. I think that this Asker was warning new and inexperienced dog owners. Any idiot can run a training class, however if they go to a qualified trainer who has a vast experience of training, it helps.
You know those dog training classes they have at pet stores?
Would you ever take a cat to a training class like that? And yes, cats can be trained the same as dogs. So knowing that your cat could be trained the same as a dog, would you ever take your cat to a class to learn obedience or tricks?
Wow, really positive answers! I agree, I think it would bring a cat and owner closer, just like training a dog would. I don’t think many people think about that, though!
Does anyone know anywhere that offers those classes for cats?
I already taught one of my kittys how to sit (It’s so cute!) so definately…. I think it would bring cats and their owners together..
Does anyone know of any dog training classes in Newcastle upon tyne ?
Could anyone recommend puppy/dog training classes in newcastle upon tyne as I don’t know which places to go to and was wondering if someone had any recommendations.
Thanks in advance =)
There is a lady called Sue Chambers 01207 503593. She runs training classes on the outskirts of Newcastle. She works from schools and the classes are classed as night classes.
She is the kindest and most caring trainer that I have ever met. She has classes for puppies and dogs of all abilities almost every night of the week and she limits the number of dogs.
You could waste your time visiting mediocre classes, however I can assure you that there is no one better.
If I were to start my own dog training classes, would I get taxed on the money I take in from my clients?
I want to start my own dog training classes and offer them to the public. I have the experience and I love doing it. I’m just not sure if the money I would get from any clients would be taxed or how that would work? If anyone can answer me that would be great! Thanks
Of course it would be taxed. What makes your business ANY different than EVERY other type of business that does pay taxes???
Has anyone ever taken their dog to the PetSmart or Petco dog training classes? Did you like them?
Which one is better? Is your dog still exhibiting training?
All the petsmarts in my area have turned to petcos, so I think they’re the same company. I’m going to the first puppy training class tonight, my dogs breed type needs the training, socialization and stimulation, otherwise I would have just used a good training book and done the exercises myself. If your dog is that type too that needs this (mine’s a jack russell terrier haha) you might want to invest in this too. If you don’t like the trainer’s methods, you can always get a full refund. But you have to register in advance for the classes because they only allow so many pups.
They also guarentee your dogs training for a lifetime or money back. They said I will be able to walk my dog without a leash (in most situations) for life.
The 8 classes where I’m going are $95 and 1 hr long.
Had the training class, there were 6 other puppies there ranging from 12 weeks to 7 months. It will be hard with the two 12 week puppies, not because they misbehave but they just can’t learn the same so young. Anyway, basically we met in a room and the puppies socialized. There was a blue pit bull, very beautiful who my dog bonded with maybe only because the 12 months bonded with themselves and none of the other pups were as friendly.
While the puppies socialized the trainer introduced herself, said she owns 10 dogs, told us a little about vaccine importance and stuff we knew, said she could help us out if we wanted to show our dogs or do agility, then we went around the room introducing ourselves and saying the major things we hope to accomplish at the classes. Most people said to stop biting, but..they are puppies after all..well anyway, we learned the sit command and the “look at me” command.. Next week we’ll be in the back warehouse doing things with leash walking. So far, my thoughts are “well, this is nothing I couldn’t teach myself SO FAR..but my puppy enjoys the socializing and was happy, and I don’t know how to teach walking without a leash so I’ll stick with it.” They had older dog class after the puppies.
Hope that summary helped..
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