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Find a Dog Trainer near you(3 Posts)
Please choose carefully when hiring a Dog Trainer or Behaviourist. Dog Training is not regulated and as a result, many trainers are not qualified.
The following websites allow you to search for qualified trainers in your area.
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers
International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
UK - www.apdt.co.uk/
US & other - apdt.com/
Pet Professional Guild
Certified Council for Professional Dog Trainers
Association of Pet Behaviour Councellors
Animal Behaviour Training Council
It’s a minefield.
I know of a local APDT trainer who uses rattle bottles and have heard some stories about the IMDT that basically suggest that their pass/fail rate for trainers is rather arbitrary.
I also think that as a rule dog trainers/behaviourists charge ridiculous money. No wonder people end up getting awful advice.
We could use one to help with lead walking and getting too excited around other dogs. But we’ve been to separate puppy classes both recommended and they were awful (included stones in bottle to frighten the dog).