WE DISCUSS THE MANY THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A TRAINER FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE DOG AND THE CHALLENGES YOU CAN COME UP AGAINST WHEN SEARCHING FOR ONE
What to look for, why online trainers don’t work, and why youtube videos are not trainers.
We’ll also discuss why charity trainers and owner trained trainers teach their dogs at difference paces. Charities train several dogs and usually multiple at a time, owner trainers are usually first time assistance dog trainers or first time dog owners entirely. Charities have proven systems and usually proven bloodline dogs.
Training a pet, agility or competition dog is a completely different kettle of fish to training an assistance dog.
Even with the support of a professional dog trainer, it is not the same as charity trained and most professional dog trainers have no experience with fully training an assistance dog from scratch or any assistance dog experience.