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Standards For Excellence In Dog Training

Standards For Excellence In Dog Training By David Baron

checkmark2Minimum Standard of Proficiency To Demonstrate Competency Performing Obedience Commands

1) The dog will go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage contact,

2) The dog will hold a “Down-Stay” for  an hour, and

3) “Heel” with the nose behind your leg and will even walk 3 to 6 feet back if asked.

Standards for Excellence in Dog TrainingWhat you need to know about standards and acceptable practices by those training dogs professionally.

 1. OBJECTIVE PROOF means having a lot to show that the training actually works.

Being in business, holding weekly classes, writing a book, or even having your own radio show about dogs is different than being able to show people 1000′s of PHOTOS and VIDEOS of 100′s of dogs you trained to prove the dog training actually works.

99% percent of dog training does not work or every trainer would have many photos and videos of trained dogs to show you like I do. Notice how virtually every other dog trainer has nothing even remotely close to what I show you just on this one blog page. 

Everyone has a camera on their cell phone and their is no excuse.  Either someone can show you 100′s of dogs they trained to substantiate their competence, or they cannot.

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2. “TRAINED” means the dogs are obedient off-leash with distractions present.

Dogs trained around horses

I could never understand why someone would hire a dog trainer that thinks dogs cannot be trained off-leash because “dogs are too unpredictable.”  

To me, If a dog NEEDS to be on a leash means it is not trained.

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3. ALL DOG BREEDS CAN BE TRAINED, whether the dog is large or small.

You do not need a German Shepherd. Other breeds can be equally as well-trained and obedient.

MALT4German Shepherds are great, but look at how good the other dogs are.

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No matter what kind of dog you have, never let a dog trainer make excuses about your dog not being able to be trained because of its breed or size.

Four dogs on Stay.

4.  Minimum Standard of Proficiency To Demonstrate Competency Performing Obedience Commands

1) The dog will go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage contact,

2) The dog will hold a “Down-Stay” for  an hour, and

3) “Heel” with the nose behind your leg and will even walk 3 to 6 feet back if asked.

There is not going to be significant Obedience or behavior problem solving if your dog won’t do three things. 

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5. Training hyenas in Africa or dolphins at Sea World does not qualify you to train dogs.

I could never figure out why so many dog trainers used to be dolphin trainers.  After finding this photo on the internet, I think I get it now—they switched from dolphins to dogs.

maxresdefaultMaybe it is better not to ruin someone’s fun and just let them pretend they can train dogs too.  Although, I would not recommend giving them money.

I hate to judge, but some people are freaks and should not be training dogs. This page is about educating you so you do not hire them.

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If you use the guidelines on this page you don’t have to worry about hiring the wrong trainer by mistake.

If you use the guidelines on this page you will know how to find the The Greatest Dog Trainer In The World.

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The dog training I offer is actually a lot better than this website makes it seem. People are amazed at how well the training works with their dogs.