Choosing a pet professional team
We get a lot of questions about who is the best in town – the answer has to be ‘it depends’. The right pet pro for you and your pet may not be a fit for the next family. The important thing is to be confident that the people you choose to put on your dog’s team will provide the level of care you expect.
We are always surprised how few people ask about our qualifications – and we work with people all the time who wish they had asked the first trainer or two they worked with more questions about how they work! We know in many cases, knowing which questions to ask may be the challenge. A real professional will welcome your questions, as an opportunity to demonstrate how they stand out.
No matter whom you choose, you always have a right to advocate for yourself and your dog – you can ask to stop, request an explanation, or seek a second opinion. Your best friend is counting on you to keep them safe and happy – and if you or your dog don’t feel comfortable, speak up so that can be addressed. Don’t accept being bullied just because someone is the ‘expert’. Force/intimidation isn’t needed in interactions with dogs or people.