Before you set out to choose a proper trainer or instructor for your dog, you need to keep some of the following things in your mind.
You need to be clear of what do you want? Do you want your dog to be just a well-behaved dog or do you want him to get training for winning any dog show? A good instructor or trainer will explain the things they are going to teach your dog, and if better, they may even demonstrate it to you. Make sure that the classes of dog training in Brisbane North are not over crowded with too many dogs. That will not result into anything positive. Ideally each class should consist of not more than six dogs at a time. In that way the trainer will be able to give individual attention to all the dogs.
Not all certified trainers are experts. There are many uncertified trainers who can train dogs in a far better way than the certified ones. But still, having a certification ensures that the man has some hands-on experience and that he did some studying in this field. A good expert of dog training will know which technique to apply when on dogs. If possible, you can even talk to his former clients. They can give you an idea of their training methods and techniques.
Look for a trainer who uses reward-based trainings by gifting toys, playing with them and treating them nicely. Strictly avoid the trainers who use physical force on dogs such as hitting them with their hands, kicking them or punishing them by hanging them by their collars. Using such punishments may invoke fear in them or make them more prone to aggression. No one wants to be placed in a situation where they are always in a fear of making mistakes, may that be a human or an animal.
Look for a trainer who goes on through the continued process of self-education. Such trainer will always be curious to update himself with the latest and updated training methods, and even attend seminars and conferences meant for their up gradation.
A good trainer should respect both you and your pet. Also make sure that the instructor is including you into the training process. But sometimes it is nothing wrong if the trainer asks you to drop off your dog so that he can work on with it alone. It has been seen that sometimes the owner is the prime reason for his dog’s bad habits, and to change that, it often becomes necessary for the dog to get separated from his master for some days in order to learn new habits. But along with that, the owner is also made to identify their own issues and ill habits which are resulting in such an outcome, so that he can also work on himself.