Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Having two alternating handlers for training course: Good or bad?
Juno will be starting her obedience course next Wednesday. She's already completed Puppy Socialization with a different company, but I've chosen to continue her obedience training with a much more experienced local trainer.
My husband and I have two kids. We all attended the puppy socialization course as a family. However the new trainers insurance won't cover children on the premise, so they can't come. So one of us will have to stay behind with the kids while the other goes to class with Juno.
Since I'm a stay at home mum, I'm with Juno all the time. By default (and at this stage, preference!), I have become her primary handler. However, my husband understandably would very much like to be more involved with her training.
So here's my question: Is it too confusing for the dog to alternate between two handlers every other week for their training class? (ie: Me and my husband take turns taking Juno to class every week.)
Does it slow down the training process?
What are your thoughts?