Academy Dog Training by Haywood
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
Academy Dog Training by Haywood stresses continuing education for its trainers. Understanding new methods and techniques combined with old school progression brings a balanced approach to training. Teaching first through motivation builds a better and more sound foundation in training all dogs.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
When looking for a dog trainer, ask questions about their philosophy in training... it is best to work with a trainer that has a similiar philosophy in teaching and discipline that you have. Also, ask about their experience in the field of training and teaching, because the best dog trainer might not be able to teach YOU how to train your dog.
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about dog training is seeing the success of the dogs, and the smiles of their owners in amazement of the training results.
Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
Every year I take at least 20 hours of dog behavioral courses, 10 hours of hands-on skills in different training techniques and teach continuing education classes to Pet Professional trainers.
Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
I work with puppies and their owners on proactive training... preventing problems before they start. Basic and advanced training is result driven; we are constantly building off the success of the previous lesson. You and your dog are my best advertisement.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Does my dog need training" and "what methods do you use"... All dogs need to be trained, and training through motivation works best in keeping dogs focused. In training, a dog should always trust you and feel comfortable while working through difficult challenges.
What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
The dog training profession has evolved over the past 30 years. Many older trainers sometimes resist moving forward with newer methods and techniques, where a lot of newer trainers have resisted learning and understanding training of the past. This is where I consider myself as a balanced dog trainer. Programs must be fine-tuned for the individual personality of each pet, and the circumstances surrounding each family.