where i live now there is ONE trainer at petsmart i would like to be in class with. She has a 22 week old newfie, a st. bernard who she trained from scratch and a newfie mix. Her St. was an unruly terror when she adopted him and now he's polite and well mannered and doesnt drag his 120 handler down the street on walks anymore. her newfie mix was already trained when she brought her home. her 22 week old newfie she is training for water rescue. she actually went to school to be a dog trainer and i've seen how well behaved her dogs are. The other trainer is nice and all but she doesnt own any pets which right there is a red flag for me in regards to a trainer. I wouldnt have a class with her. It depends on the instructor and how long they've been training, previous experience and in all honesty... if they have any breed prejudice. If you end up with a trainer who is prejudice against certain breeds, thats not a good sign either. basically you want to conduct an interview with the trainers before you actually dish out the funds for the class. every petsmart trainer is different some are actually good and worth it while others are terrible and should never have gotten the job.
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