5 Things to Consider When Booking a Dog Trainer

Dogtown SA, a pro-life dog shelter in Hennops River, is hosting a series of training workshops which will be presented by Steve Mann, founder and chairman of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers the leading provider for dog trainers and behaviourists asked Steve Mann to put these tips together to help when choosing a dog trainer for your puppy.

  1. Forget about your dog, would you want this person training you?
  2. It’s not about the trainer taking your dog and doing the handling themselves, it’s about them training you to train your dog.
  3. Make sure they always explain the why behind every exercise. An average trainer explains the what and how, a good trainer explains why. 
  4. If their instructions don’t make sense, don’t do it. You need to 100% on board to ensure compliance and consistency
  5. Check them out! Dog training is a professional industry. If you think hiring a professional is expensive, be aware that hiring an amateur could really cost you.

Steve Mann, who has presented dog training courses worldwide, will be presenting the following courses at the Dogtown SA workshops with an emphasis on positive and ethical training techniques. He will share his experience in dealing with all dog training problems, behaviour issues and owner challenges. Steve Mann can be seen on ITV’s Lorraine, BBC’s Breakfast Show and Channels 4’s ‘Paul O’Grady Show’.

RECALLERS on the 25th of August
LOOSE LEADERS on the 26th of August
INTRO TO SCENT WORK on the 28th of August
INTRO TO TRACKING on the 29th of August
NEXT LEVEL TRACKING on the 30th and 31st of August
CAREER AS A DOG TRAINER on the 1st and 2nd of September

Price per person per day is R550 for a spectator and R950 for a handler with their dog – these spaces are limited to 10 only. Lunch is included. To book email Marna on marna@dogtownsa.org.

Dogtown SA is a sanctuary for dogs, situated in the mountains near the Hennops River. The dedicated team of behaviourists and caregivers provide care for dogs who have lost their families or been rescued from dire situations. The dogs are given individual care and attention whilst they wait for their forever homes. There are many wonderful dogs at Dogtown who through no fault of their own have found themselves homeless and often in need of care and rehabilitation.

WEBSITE: www.dogtownsa.org

Email: info@dogtownsa.org

Telephone: 076 044 1979

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogtownsa/

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