Much to other human endeavors, the effectiveness of attempts to improve dog training and dog conduct involving both a dog trainer and a dog owner depends on obligation tolerance and good communication.
To start with, Dog Trainer, you always have to remember to ask the owner as many informative and pointed questions as you can. If the dog trainer is to have a good understanding of the pet before beginning the first dog training session, this is an absolute necessity to start on the right foot. You never have a second chance in the world of dogs to make a first impression.
Dog owner, you are responsible for detailing your pet’s good and bad. The dog trainer-dog behaviorist can only then thoroughly diagnose the problem and take the best remedial steps. You also need to express your full expectations so that they can be fulfilled.
Some areas that you should protect and improve include:
1- History of your dog — Age, how old he was when he was adopted, where you got him, etc.
2- The problem of dog behavior — Full description, how it appears, in what circumstances, and how often.
3- What was the first time that happened? — What did the dog do first, how did you handle it then, how did the dog respond, how old was the dog, other factors, and how much has the behavior since then increased?
4- Since then what have you done about it? — What other family members have done about it, what do you do now, how did the dog respond every time, etc.?
5- Details about the environment and experiences of your dog-e.g., house, yard, doggy door and yard independence or leash, neighborhood, parks, other animals, other family and age groups, kennel trained, etc.
6- Dog’s daily exercise — for example, how often, where, to what degree, is “free time” or concentrated and controlled (mental challenge), etc.?
7- You don’t like anything else about your dog?
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