When selecting a trainer for your dog, you’ll encounter many trainers vying for your custom. Sadly, not all of them are going to be right for you and your dog, so how can you be sure that you’re getting the right dog trainer?

Before you enrol your pet in a canine training course, you’ll want to be sure that the trainer has a canine trainer certification. However, there’s a whole lot else to take into consideration too. Here’s a quick guide on what to look out for:

Do they have the Right Personality?

Obviously, you love your dog and would always treat them with dignity and compassion. You’ve got your dog’s best interests at heart, so why shouldn’t your dog trainer? Before enrolling in a dog behaviour course, ensure you’re hiring a canine instructor who shares your positive attitude and understands where you’re coming from. It’s important that the dog trainer is a good match for you, but that’s not all. Dogs are sensitive; they’re empathetic and can pick up on our emotions, so it is important to ensure that your trainer will be compatible with your animal, too.

Get the Price Right

Dog owners spend thousands of dollars on their beloved pets, even when they can scarcely afford the cost. However, just because somebody is charging more for dog training doesn’t necessarily mean their better qualified for the position, or that they’re the right person to help you and your dog.

That said, not all dog-trainers are created equal. You need to make sure you’re spending your money economically, but employing a substandard dog trainer is a waste of time and money. The important thing is that you get somebody with a good dog obedience certification. Before comparing prices between different dog trainers, make sure you’re choosing qualified candidates.

Make Sure your Trainer Got Top Quality Training

The best mark of quality in a dog trainer is that they themselves have been properly trained. So, when selecting a dog trainer, make sure you choose somebody who has a National Dog Trainer Federation qualification. The NDTF is Australia’s only government-approved training course on professional dog training, and it’s also the national representative body for the dog training industry. When you see that a trainer has been greenlit by the NDTF, you can be sure that they’re an expert as they follow industry best practices.

Dog Obedience Courses

Is your dog in need of a canine training course?

Did you know that NDTF is the national representative for the dog training industry and we offer Australia’s only government-approved dog training course for professional dog trainers?
For professional advice or enquiries about any issues you’re experiencing with your dog or more information about becoming a dog training trainer by getting a dog training certification, call 1300 66 44 66 or contact us online.