In the UK find one via the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Check their website before contacting them so you can see how they teach. Just because a trainer has been on TV, doesn’t mean he/she is any good. You don’t see what happens after the programme ends. Avoid the following:
Remember – if a trainer wants to hurt a dog, there is something wrong with the trainer. I cannot control the advertisements that appear on this website so check them out before committing your dog to their classes.
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All normal safety precautions should be taken when dealing with animals. The advice in this section should be taken only at the owner’s own risk. All sick animals should be seen by a vet.
General advice of the kind found in this website is no substitute for an individual consultation with a vet or qualified behaviourist working on a vet’s referral.