I have just finished puppy training classes, (4 week course) and need to find another. I cannot continue with the same trainer, as the day and time is impossible for me. I was recommended classes, but have looked at the trainers website and found a lot of referring to 'alpha', 'pack leader' and a mention of Cesear Milan, thats bad isn't it? The original trainer cannot recommend anyone else, and I cannot find anyone close on the APDT website Is it worth attending the classes anyway, and ignoring the Cesar Milan type stuff? I mainly want to get pup used to behaving around other dogs anyway...
Yes, I'm in South Wales, so if you can help that would be great
There is one APDT trainer nearby, we had puppy classes with her, but it is impossible for me to attend the next stage classes she runs (other commitments on same day) She will do one to one classes at another time, but to be honest, I can't afford to do that every week.
She said she cannot recommend anyone else, and as the vets recommend her, they wont point me elsewhere.
Rescue have suggested someone, and their course sounds fab, It is a bit further away though, so practically I don't know if I will be able to attend regularly. I will contact them anyway though to get more information.
The other trainer has been recommended by a couple of dog owners. Classes are a day and time that is easy for me to attend. Classes are very near. The location means I can easily take my children with me and they will be otherwise occupied. When I looked at the website ( google dog whisperer and a nationality which is not English, Scottish or Irish if you want to see it ) it mentions Cesar Milan as an inspiration
I'm wondering if its worth going anyway, so that pup can continue to mix with other dogs, and just disregarding the methods I don't agree with, and using those I do.
Is this madness? If anyone has any other suggestions I would love to hear them I am happy to give exact location and names of the suggestions I have already had by pm, if they would help anyone with local knowledge, but don't really want to post them openly
Tooearly, I can recommend someone actually - try here. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is highly qualified, a lovely person, a fantastic teacher. No nonsense about packs, dominance etc. We did our Bronze, Silver and Gold with one of our greys with her. She can advise on bringing child/ren to class with you - when I did my Silver one dog brought owner plus young teenager with him, and YT was brilliant.