With today’s questionable economy, it’s important to save money wherever possible. Spend your training dollars wisely by following these tips.
- If you need professional help with a behavior problem, call several trainers for pricing. Don’t assume the most experienced, qualified trainer will be the costliest. Often the best trainers view their profession as a labor of love and price their services more reasonably than a newcomer in it for the money.
- For basic obedience, a non-profit, volunteer-based training club frequently offers lower pricing than a professional individual or commercial business, sometimes providing unlimited classes for one yearly fee.
- When at your training lesson, pay attention and follow instructions. Many people needlessly spend extra dollars taking a class again because they didn’t listen or do their homework the first time.
- Make the most of your money. If you run into problems, don’t be too embarrassed to discuss them with your instructor.
For information on finding a training group near you, the American Kennel Club maintains a database on its website.