Gathering as much information as possible is extremely important and by gathering more information, you are able to make an informed decision about what you really want to purchase.
One of the first questions people ask when searching for a dog trainer is how much does it cost? Cost is important when buying anything and is a fair question. However, it does not give valuable information to what you are purchasing and should not be the decision factor. There are other important factors that should be included in the decision-making process ; these are some examples:
- Does the Dog Training Program fulfill your needs and goals you have for you and your dog?
- How much time and locations will the training classes be held at?
- Is it possible for them to show you their work so you can see for yourself the achievable results?
- What training tools are used and in which ways?
- Are they private lessons or group lessons offered?
- What is the teacher student ratio?
- They have proved and reliable results?
- How many lessons are included in their training packages and what are you obliged to do to progress your dog further?
- What is their curriculum and how compares it with other training programs?
- During sessions are you able to see one of their classes?
- Is the trainer willing to meet with you personally to discuss your needs and goals? Are they charged a fee for this appointment?
Gathering as much information as possible is extremely important, and by gathering more information you are able to make an informed decision as to what you are actually buying. The value in what you are buying is only then in. That is what justifies the price