Standards of Excellence for Dog Training
Standards of Excellence for Pet Dog Training
`What you need to know about the standards and acceptable practices of those training dogs professionally.`
1. Minimum Standard of Proficiency To Demonstrate Competency Performing Obedience Commands
1) The will stop moving on command and pay attention to the handler,
2) The dog will go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage contact,
3) The dog will hold a “Down-Stay” for an hour, and
4) “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 four things. There is no in-between. Either your dog can demonstrate competency with the four basic obedience commands, or it cannot.
4 dogs on “Stand-Stay” at a distance off-leash with other dogs present is just basic dog obedience and nothing fancy.
2. OBJECTIVE PROOF means having a lot to show that the training actually works.
BE HONEST BECAUSE MONEY IS INVOLVED!!!
Everyone has a camera on their cell phone. Either a dog trainer can show you 100’s of dogs they trained to substantiate their competence, or they cannot.
It doesn’t have to be anything fancy just ordinary dogs doing basic commands and tasks willingly without wearing shock collars, and the dogs are good whether there is food or not.
Who is going to put a shock collar on their Chihuahua or other toy or small breed anyway? Why even have a dog if you have hurt it? This is why we are trying to warn you. The dog trainers that do not have videos of trained dogs want you to hurt yours, or drop it off at their doggy boot camp and let them hurt it for you.
3. “OFF-LEASH TRAINED” means the dogs are not wearing a radio collar.
If you need a shock collar for the dog to listen means it is not trained. We hate to judge, but you don’t have to hurt your dog to train it. We feel bad and love dogs and not able to use shock collars. How about you?
To say shock collars speed up the training and ignore that the dogs trained with shock collars almost always become neurotic, fearful and anxious is deceptive. Most normal people, unless they have been desensitized to violence, do not have the stomach to do what amounts to torturing their dog with electricity.
Typically “doggy boot camp” means operators who use shock collars. You drop your dog off in an in an industrial neiborhood or residential house in the bad part of town and the dog is kept in a cage for two or three weeks, and tortured into submission.
Why even send your dog to Doggy Boot Camp when you can buy a shock collar and torture your dog yourself, and save a lot of money?
Why would anybody hire a dog trainer that says that dogs cannot be trained off-leash?
Common sense tells us that if a dog NEEDS to be on a leash means it is not trained. Someone who would tell you this is not a real dog trainer and preying on gullible dog owners.
“RECALL” means the dog comes to you off-leash. Why would anyone hire a trainer who can’t train dogs not on leashes to “Come” when called?
Most dog trainers all but tell you they can’t train dogs, and people are so confused they actually hire the person anyway because good people just cannot even imagine how anyone could be so dishonest. Then when the training does not work, they blow you off and blame you, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY about getting ripped off because you can Spy The Trainer Lie and have been educated about the “Confidence Game,” and no longer need to worry about becoming a dog owner-victim.
4. 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.
German Shepherds are great, but look at how good the other dogs are.
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.
5. Training hyenas in Africa or dolphins at Sea World does not qualify you to train dogs.
Switching from dolphins to dogs does not make you a dog trainer. A fish isn’t going to take a dump on your sofa. We see dogs that have been to 3 or 4 trainers and you cannot tell they have had any training whatsoever. To be fair, they sometimes do cute pet tricks like “Sit” for food if there are no distractions.
Maybe 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.
A lot of people get taken by a friendly-sounding voice on the telephone. Door-to-door are friendly too, but no ones hires one to train their dog.
We 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.
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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