Please read this article before taking any internet training advice -- including advice from this site!
A lot of dog owners (including some pro train...
The Pooch Perfect Guide to Training Methods, Internet and Television Advice... *including our own!
January 21, 2015
Welcome to the Pooch Perfect Blog!
September 5, 2014
This blog is part of a series on training methods and training advice.
In the first blog, I caution readers to take internet advice with a big grain o...
Do I need a trainer for this?
January 28, 2015
Training Truisms: Truthiness You Can Trust
January 21, 2015
Pooch Perfect has gathered a few training truisms that you might find helpful as you navigate training issues with your dog -- in fact, many folks could have been saved a lot of headaches had they kept these gems in mind.
Keep in mind that although these training tips are quite general and hold true the majority of the time, they still qualify as online advice so please take these tips with a grain of salt as described in this Blog. Contact usif you have any questions or concerns.
Any advice (especially free advice) is worth only what you pay for it.
Do your own research and talk things through with people you trust or Contact Us.
Easy answers are usually worth less than free advice.
More often than not, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and if something seems too good to be true, it just might not be. Err on the side of caution and remember that working towards something and then achieving it is pretty much always worthwhile.
If something isn't working, stop doing it. If things are getting worse, you can bet you need to change up your strategy.
If something is working and things are getting better, keep going!
Fixing problems early on, when they’re still new -- or better yet -- preventing problems from happening in the first place, is far easier than to trying to undo damage after it’s been done. Feel free to contact usfor some free advice if you aren’t sure.
Be open with yourself and with your trainer. Are you making an honest effort to change things for the better? If the trainer doesn’t have the whole story, it’s going to be a lot more challenging to get to a good solution.
Trust your gut. If something seems like a problem to you, it's a problem worth looking at in detail. Better to ask one too many questions than to try to make the best of a bad job on your own.
Human feelings can be a challenging part of training and rehabilitation for everyone involved (pets included). Try to be conscious of how feelings related to the situation may be colouring your point of view and your approach to solutions.