Originally Posted by mebully21
good luck!1 however i have never heard of a trainer charging for gas..... have you seen her in action with other clients? have you called any of her other clients to verify her training? have you verified with other clients that she wont be jerking your dog around with a choke collar or using any type of punishment training(choking, ecollar,hard handed training)? be VERY careful who you have touch your dog, as the wrong handler can ruin a dog even more.
and dont forget, you cant fix genetics, only manage them....
Thank you mebully!! Hmm perhaps since Vermont is so rural she is asking for gas money, which was my best guess!
I have not called any of her clients. But she does have a website with testimonials and I've called her several times and e-mailed her personally. And i told her what I am not comfortable with doing for training with Zelda. She said she does not use any ecollar or chock or correction collar training.
Her website describes the way she trains and she uses reward, desensitization and counterconditioning. She sounds like a lovely person and if i dont like her, I have no problem saying that to her, to protect Zelda, but i have good vibes about her!
Yes that is so true about management. I will mention that to her, and if she is in agreement than we should be on the same page. So I will be on my guard with that.