Full disclosure – Why it’s important to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to your trainer!
AKA, how do I get the best outcome for my dog?
When you come to a dog trainer for help, you should know that’s exactly what you get. All good dog trainers are invested in your success as much as you are.
They want to help you get the very best possible outcome for you and your dog. They don’t judge you. They don’t want to shame you. They don’t think you’re stupid.
They need to know what you’ve been dealing with and how you’ve been dealing with it. They need to know EVERYTHING. The good, the bad and the downright ugly.
So, when you have your initial consult with a trainer, that’s your cue to offload all that baggage you’ve been carrying around about your dog. Think of it like a dog-related therapy session! No holds barred honesty is what we want and need.
So, how do you get the optimal outcome from your training? You have to be the best kind of client and allow your trainer do their very finest work. This is a partnership between you the owner, and the trainer. When you’re a great client, you respect the professional, trust the process and do the work. Buy in to the process completely and follow through on all the advice you’ve been given. If you don’t do the work, you won’t get the results. Simple as that.
Remember also, if your dog has aggression or reactivity issues these are safety considerations. You need to be completely up front if your dog has a bite history, whether you think he meant it or not. Any and all signs of aggression should be disclosed to allow your trainer to use the right safety protocols to keep everyone safe.
The more information we have, the better the chances of us being able to make the right plan to help you succeed! Now, let’s get started! ❤️🐾🐾