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Old 11-29-2004, 09:35 AM
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Actually, I understand Flyndog's reticence to allow someone unlimited observation. There are too many people out there who take advantage; sitting through sessions then going home and using the knowledge and techniques they've stolen on their own - or even giving their own classes and charging for them, undercutting the original trainer's price, claiming to have been "trained" by the reputable trainer, giving sub-par results and further damaging the original trainer.
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:53 PM
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I do the same I have enough training to train my own dogs in basice obidience but we also compete in obidience and agility and travel to other states and it helps if you have a second opinion
I also agree that no one could learn to train in just one class and as for not sitting in it seems to me that it would be more difficult to "steal" a trainers teqniques because it isn't just the way you train it also takes a knowledge of dogs that takes years to gain
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:24 PM
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No, sitting in on one class wouldn't do it, but there are people out there who will sit in on half a course or more and pull that kind of stunt. I've seen them do it. You've got to remember that these people don't really care if they get good results - just the check for the course that first week.

Bless you all. You're good, decent, honorable dog people and it would never occur to you that there are creeps out there who would deliberately take advantage of novice dog owners just trying to do the right thing. If this tells you anything, I've seen some of them being pushed by pet stores, flyers displayed prominently, clerks referring, etc. I'm kind of nasty with pet stores. Every now and again I'll cruise through one, curl my nose up at the poor quality pet food they carry, point out the unsafe toys, the wire floors on the cages with no place for the animals to lay down . . . they really learn to hate me . . . (evil laugh!)
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Old 12-01-2004, 04:16 PM
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I agree and I too think that petstores are a nasty place and that is why I suggested staying away from petsmart or petco because these trainers are hurried through a course on dog training and then try to train other peoples dogs the fact is that sure thare may be one or two who go through petsmart or petco to train are down to earth good trainers but the majortity are just jo shmoes off of the street and don't know squat about training a dog
As for sitting in on obidience classes yes I know that there would be some a** who trys to sit in on the classes and then start there own training classses probably charging a higher fee and only making the dog worse than it originally was and that is why I suggested researching mulitple trainers and asking for references and watching some classes before going to them for training
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:05 PM
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Not to mention, PETCO trainers are hardly trainers at all lol
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