One of the main questions that dog owners have with regard to training their dog is whether to send their dog to a professional dog trainer or just train their dog themselves.
There could be a list of reasons why many people think that getting a pet trainer for puppy training is much more effective and professional than self training. It could be one of many different reasons, for example you may not have time to train your dog because of school, work, etc. Another reason that people may want a professional dog trainer is that some may not know a efficient and effective way to start to teach their dog puppy potty training. These are just two of many reasons dog trainers may be useful for some.
More Than Just Dog Training?
However, what some people do not understand is that dog training or puppy training is not just about getting your dog to obey and listen to a couple of simple commands. It is actually about attempting to establish a healthy relationship with your dog where the two of you can communicate in simple words. To do this, spend time with your dog and attempt to slowly adapt some small rules.
To put it simply, you will not be able to have and enjoy a good relationship with your dog unless you spend good time with it, interacting with it and being calm and peaceful around it. This is impossible in most dog trainers, as they do not care as much about establishing a good relationship with the good and being nice, rather almost forcing it to obey commands. Remember, dog training isn’t always about forcing commands upon your pet, more about having a thought out scheme to spend time with your dog and slowly adapt rules that they will obey, like controlling barking, etc etc.
Moreover, it is important to understand that dogs are very boundary-conscious pets. When you send your pet to a trainer it will get confused with regard to its own boundaries as well as the owner. They should first identify you as the owner. It is very likely to get confused when you send it to a new trainer in a new place.
Sending your dog to a trainer will also result in
inconsistency. You and your dog trainer will not relate to the dog in the same way. For your dog trainer, your dog is just is job but for you it is your pet and it is almost like your family member. This will result in inconsistency.
If you cannot find time to spend with your pet then it is best to simply not have a pet. If you have time to spend with your pet, then you will as well be able to train your pet which is one of the best things for your pet.
As mentioned before, you do not need to spend tons of money on a expensive dog trainer. Instead, spend time with your dog, caring and making him learn basic rules step by step, it’s much better for your relationship with your pet and your pets training