Use this advice to get to know the trainers and training styles you're recommending for pet owners.
Making a recommendation for behavior training is a critical step to help put dog owners on the right path for a successful relationship. Dr. Ellen Lindell, DACVB, spoke about dispelling behavioral myths at the technician program at CVC Kansas City. She offers this advice to help team members make good recommendations for trainers:
1. Beware of a trainer who makes references to dominance or alpha behavior.
2. Avoid a behavior trainer who relies on punishment.
3. Avoid trainers who use prong collars electronic collars.
4. Observe a class before you make recommendations.
5. Look for a trainer who uses reward-based methods.
6. Choose trainers who promote a calm environment.