Puppy training classes near me would be really nice to find. Since my puppy’s untrained, of course. So, going a shorter distance is always my go-to.
If you are new to the puppy world, let me give you some tips on how to choose the best puppy training classes.
When you hit the park, go ask somebody with a dog some recommended place to take puppy training classes near me. It will be better if you could ask more than one person so you could check out the most popular one.
You can also ask your vet and shelter since they could give you a professional view of the training classes. Check local sites too. They often provide reviews.
After you gain a list of local puppy training classes, go and see for yourself. You can even find free puppy training classes near me if you’re lucky.
Things you want to see in classes
Ask your nearby pet training center if you can observe the class. Do this to see for yourself how the training is done. Look for these good signs:
- seeing dogs and their owner happy and joyful face
- clean and spacious room
- limited class participant, maximum eight dogs
- rewarding favorable behavior instead of punishing unfavorable behavior
- no harsh leash yanks
- no dogs scuffing
Other things to put into consideration
See the location, is it safe for you to load and unload your dog? Would it cause any traffic jams? How about the class, is it indoor or outdoor? Do they ask for immunization certification?
You have to consider these questions in order to find the best puppy training classes near me.
Find a certified dog trainer
Just like a human whatever-skill trainer, a puppy’s trainer must have a professional certification for assured training quality.
The most common accreditation is Certified Professional Dog Trainers – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). Make sure you look out for this when you find puppy training classes near me.