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Selecting the Right Trainer

Excerpts from the New Dog Owner’s Guide by Pets Best

Important Things to Consider

The most important thing about dog training is to first determine what it is you want to get out of dog training.

It’s important to find an experienced trainer who has the same philosophy and ethics about dog training that you do. You are a large part of the training process, and that the trainer is working with you just as much as the dog.

Ask around to find out about trainers in your area whom others have worked well with. Make sure that your trainer is certified, and be sure to ask for referrals.

Read more of the New Dog Owner’s Guide by Pets Best here.

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Terri Kerr

Terri Kerr’s training career began at age eleven with horses. Her early success competing in the Hunter/Jumper divisions enabled her to further a career training young horses for other competitors. Her skills grew working with these spirited animals, and they taught her that communication and motivation where key to obtaining the highest level of performance from animals. Terri’s first job was working in a kennel at 16, then at 18 became a groomer. By 1984 Terri began focusing her skills on a slightly smaller but no less spirited animal; she began her career training dogs. Her first few dogs were rescued poodles, which she competed in obedience obtaining AKC-CD titles. After she was bit with the dog competition bug, Terri turned to a Doberman Pincher named Trueman who together they earned the coveted OTCH. Terri has been awarded High in Trial at numerous shows. Terri has been teaching and training dogs for 25 years.