Great Expectations

A dog trainer should be an expert in canine behavior, educated in her vocation, someone you’d trust to help you perform a task that you can’t do entirely on your own. But, as in any profession, there are the good and the not-so-good. Finding a great trainer is the first step to having a well-behaved pooch. Here are 10 things you should expect.

1. The right credentials
Dog trainers don’t legally have to be certified or have any formal training, so quiz a potential trainer about her skills.

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