In this article I am going to teach you ways to find, screen and work with professional obedience trainers. While it would be great after reading this book for you and your dog to have no need for a trainer, experience tells me otherwise.
The simple fact is some of the solutions I outline in this book won’t work for some people. Other owners, even those who are 100 percent successful in addressing behavior problems, will likely need profes- sional help to teach their dog obedience around distractions and to work on socialization. Finally, some owners may experience more dif- ficult behavioral challenges, such as aggression, separation anxiety, and so on. These types of problems, especially aggression, must be addressed by a qualified professional trainer.
Unfortunately, finding the right trainer isn’t always easy. Where do you find a good trainer? How do you know if a trainer is good? What questions should you ask of a trainer?