|Barked: Sun Feb 3, '13 10:46pm PST |
|I would fully expect that a trainer be able to prove their credentials, have proof of testimonials(as in not just on their website, but references who you can meet or even talk to), and that if there is something they lack experience on, that they be HONEST about that and redirect people elsewhere if there's something they cannot help them with.
That said, I'm my family and friend's go-to person for canine health and training. They all rely on me for that information because I've done the most research, have had the most success and have the most invested in my dogs. They often refer to me as a 'trainer', or a 'whisperer', but I am NEITHER of those things. I'm just good with dogs and understand them well and know what works with what/who. And I make that clear too. I also refer people to actual trainers/behaviorists where needed.
If one were found to be fake, I would want that made clear. I would want it made known to the general public and I would want them to be confronted about it, and reported if possible. We have enough people having troubles AFFORDING good trainers/behaviorists, nevermind throwing away money to the fakers.
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