I know how challenging it may be in finding a trainer who is both knowledgeable and ethical.
I’ve been there.
My life before I became a dog trainer, I was in the same boat.
Dog training was new to me, but I know I needed help with my little guy Jack.
His barking was Out.Of.Control. Regardless of where we were or what we are doing.
Unfortunately, the trainer we initially saw used aversives.
My husband and I were uncomfortable with those training methods.
Now looking back, those were the first methods used. There was no discussion on preventing the barking or managing the environment.
All the trainer cared about was ending a problem without even the slightest consideration of Do No Harm or humane practices.
What this only did was making Jack’s barking on a leash even worse.
Being committed in my goals of figuring out better ways and approaches in line with my values, I set off on a training path.
Fast forward several years later, here I am encouraging you to seek information out about a trainer’s methods before you purchase.