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The thing about many collages for dog training is they are worthless. You cannot learn about dog behavior in a 6 -8 week course. The best path is to mentor under a trainer and learn from hands on. There are some dog behavior courses and seminars that can be helpful but hands on experience is priceless. 99% of the best trainers out there have no accreditations other than experience and accomplishments. Then you have all the half fast so called trainers who went to a 6 week college and have fancy "degrees" that are worthless.

Do you have some good training centers where you're at? I would start there and see if you can apprentice.
 

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The thing about many collages for dog training is they are worthless. You cannot learn about dog behavior in a 6 -8 week course. The best path is to mentor under a trainer and learn from hands on. There are some dog behavior courses and seminars that can be helpful but hands on experience is priceless. 99% of the best trainers out there have no accreditations other than experience and accomplishments. Then you have all the half fast so called trainers who went to a 6 week college and have fancy "degrees" that are worthless.

Do you have some good training centers where you're at? I would start there and see if you can apprentice.
Bingo! :goodpost:
 

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The thing about many collages for dog training is they are worthless. You cannot learn about dog behavior in a 6 -8 week course. The best path is to mentor under a trainer and learn from hands on. There are some dog behavior courses and seminars that can be helpful but hands on experience is priceless. 99% of the best trainers out there have no accreditations other than experience and accomplishments. Then you have all the half fast so called trainers who went to a 6 week college and have fancy "degrees" that are worthless.

Do you have some good training centers where you're at? I would start there and see if you can apprentice.
Pretty much that. ;)

Considering people like Brad Pattison has a school to certify dog trainers, you may not even go to one who knows what they're doing.

My advice would be to go to different trainers, be an assistant, apprentice, etc. And always keep an open mind, be willing to change a technique you liked if you found out it is harmful to the dog's mentality. Being open minded is very important, you'll learn new things every day.
 

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The thing about many collages for dog training is they are worthless. You cannot learn about dog behavior in a 6 -8 week course. The best path is to mentor under a trainer and learn from hands on. There are some dog behavior courses and seminars that can be helpful but hands on experience is priceless. 99% of the best trainers out there have no accreditations other than experience and accomplishments. Then you have all the half fast so called trainers who went to a 6 week college and have fancy "degrees" that are worthless.

Do you have some good training centers where you're at? I would start there and see if you can apprentice.
Untrue>>>>nuff said
 

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Untrue? you think you can learn about being a dog trainer by going to a 6 week course and getting a piece of paper that says you can train? I wish you would elaborate your thoughts a bit, debate is always good every one has their opinion but a small comment like that says nothing. They also have courses online where they teach you to be a dog trainer, you think you can learn by never having hands on experience?
You call yourself a dog trainer so how did you start? Did you get a paper that says you're a "certified dog trainer" and that's why you disagree? Now I'm curious......
 
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