This is a question I am asked all the time. How do we know if a trainer is as good as they say? How do we know if we can trust a behaviourist to help us? This is our beloved pet, our faithful dog, and we want the best for the best.
This could be seen as a simple, political or commercial debate by some. But is it all about money, prestige, business acumen, high media profile? Is the job sexier than the integrity we need to bring to our role? Don’t we owe a duty of care to our clients and their dogs by making sure we get as much of a grounding as possible… before we start to charge others for our services? But how? How long? With whom?
I asked the question ‘How long do you think a potential trainer should attend a course, or courses, before they set up on their own?’ – this podcast deals with your responses as well as our feelings about this issue. Never comfortable to discuss, but discuss it we do, in this edition of the WildPaw podcast.
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Sorry that the sound is a little bit variable in this edition. We will be back to our normal high quality as soon as Karen’s internet returns (thanks in advance BT broadband if you are listening…)