Help for you and your dog to live the best possible life together
Choosing a trainer
When your'e ready to hire a trainer ask friends, family, co-workers, and your vet for referrals. Check out local trainers' websites to learn about their training philosophy. Seek information from professional organizations like Karen Pryor Academy, Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and Pet Professional Guild.
But before you make that first call, think about what looks right. What goals do you hope to achieve with training? Once you know what kind of relationship you want with you canine companion, then ask the trainers you interview how they can partner with you to reach your goal.
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Position Statements