- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been working with dogs and other animals for over 10 years. I've been a veterinary assistan and worked at doggie daycare facilities. After being with groups of 15 dogs, I learned a lot about body language and started to train dogs.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Dog trainers train the owner as much as we do dogs. Owners need to work with their dogs in between sessions. 5-10 minutes at a time helps a lot.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Potty training doesn't really require a trainer. Consistently is key for all training. The best thing you can do for a puppy or any dog that is not house trained is to take them outside every 2 hours at least. In the morning, 10 minutes after they eat and when puppies start to play are often times that they will need to go outside.