The Most Important Things To Know Before Hiring A Dog Trainer

Above is a puppy that came in for a Bow Wow Boot Camp right after attending a training camp with another well known trainer who told the owner the puppy was stupid! This puppy was extremely smart, able, and willing to learn...and he did!

As a pup parent, dog training is something that’s probably crossed your mind. Deciding whether to hire a trainer -- and who to work with -- is a big decision, and it’s a commitment on your part, too. That’s why it’s important to do some research on dog training before to invest your time, money, and energy.

From making the initial decision, to hiring the right expert, to learning some basics of dog body language, it’s important to cover your bases before you begin working with a trainer. But as you begin doing some preliminary research, this is a great place to start!

Top Dog Training Tips That Experts Use Themselves

While experts recommend getting personalized advice from a dog trainer instead of trying to do it yourself, there are some general training tips that every pup parent should know.

For one, positive reinforcement (as opposed to negative reinforcement like scolding and punishing) is much more effective. Keep in mind that our four-legged friends enjoy burning energy and staying mentally stimulated, and turning training into a game makes learning fun!

Also, knowing a bit about dog psychology and