Many average trainers teach “average group classes,” charge you an “average price” and also have, well… that “average” knowledge and skill about dogs, dog training, dog behavior and canine psychology. Most owners who don’t know better or who don’t really value these facts, just settle with such trainers and end up with “average results” as well as worse-NO RESULTS-in training their dogs! On the other hand, the Master Minds I’m going to be describing in this dog dry skin treatmentchapter aren’t your average at all and so are known to beat the odds.
So who emerges from the pack? There is an amazing energy and spirit about they which you’ll notice right away that goes far beyond dog training. In fact, they know it is a lot more than dealing with dogs, and this is where I’ll open your eyes to the traits and qualities of the SMARTEST and probably the most successful dog experts in the business. Because of the knowledge, skill and persona, they’re not only making it–but making it big with class and integrity. Again, don’t forget that I’m discussing the SMARTEST, so you don’t think that they just got lucky for being at the “right place,” at the “right time” or by meeting the “right person.” Even if that was the case for a few to some degree, before you know it, they took over and kept on paddling on their own.
I learned in the past that if you wish to get better in anything, you need to put your ego aside and study from far better and smarter minds than yourself.
Sometimes this simply came down to hiring the very best expert money can purchase. (I’ve also learned a whole lot from the worst-of-the-worst. In the end, that’s where you learn what Never to do.) After studying those that were considered to be because the “real deal,” I’ve noticed that they all came from a completely different class and mentality, and it’s no wonder why their success rate was so difficult to ignore. When subjected to the test, they all possessed these ten qualities about them:
1. They Care about You, Your Dog and Their Reputation
You see, it’s not always about how much you understand or how great you are, but it is also about how much you “care.” This simply means these trainers are truly nice people. The old saying, “nice guys finish last,” isn’t their motto. Studies have shown that nice people live longer, are happier, get more referrals, are always surrounded by friends and relatives, rarely get sued, and rarely get killed. Some could also have a great sense of humor. Sorry, only some. We all know someone with a feeling of humor and understand that this shows that they love what they do, don’t let things bother them as much, and care to make others if not laugh, at least smile here and there. Why the majority of dog trainers are so rude, mean, and disrespectful and become Mr./Mrs. Know-It-All, is beyond me. It’s no secret that most of the time you can tell a whole lot about someone the minute you talk to them on the telephone or personally. That again is, if, you are even able to reach some of them on the telephone. Which brings up the actual fact of caring, once again.
Those who truly CARE not only will get back to you, but often make an effort to reach you immediately. They understand that you may need help immediately!! You’ll soon find out that a lot of dog trainers leave you hanging and you also start to grow gray hair waiting for a call back or an e-mail.
Once you are finally in a position to get yourself a live person on the telephone, make sure you get a good vibe from the very start, if not, why bother? This simply means no matter how good they might be, you may be stuck with a jerk, psycho, weirdo, nut job and the list continues on and on. Women are much better than men with their intuition. They say, “It must feel right.” Or “I didn’t get yourself a good vibe from him/her.” If it the individual makes you feel uncomfortable when you are too pushy, rude, condescending, or there’s something you don’t like about him/her, then you could be stuck with this person at home, in private, or for six to eight weeks down the line.
Top trainers usually answer your tough questions with patience and respect and don’t mind or get offended by how much you challenge their knowledge or expertise. They don’t just deliver, but often OVER-deliver. For the reason that they care about their image and their reputation and truly want to stick out from the pack. They know going that extra mile Are certain to get them that extra attention. In the end, how many times have you hired a painter, a contractor, an attorney, or even a babysitter who disappointed you making use of their poor work ethics? They did an unhealthy job or didn’t care much. As some say, “They just opt for the flow,” and never care about any constructive criticism from ANYONE. You simply don’t see that “wow factor” or that “pizzazz” in their work. Noooooooo, I didn’t say pizza again. So put down the Parmesan cheese.