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Dogs Don’t Write Checks

By Mary Jean Alsina

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I think it would be fair to say that most trainers get into dog training because they adore dogs and want to spend as much time as possible with them. However, unless dogs acquire credit cards, bank accounts and opposable thumbs, trainers must learn to work in tandem with humans. Forming relationships and connections with humans and being able to communicate what to do with the dog is an area in which trainers need to excel in order to be successful in the dog training arena. As trainers, we can possess all the knowledge from every book, class and seminar, but we still need to be able to communicate this to the client. Being able to communicate that knowledge to owners is a skill that should continue to be finessed. Very simply, owners need information put into a user-friendly form. Read more.


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