Many average trainers teach “average group classes,” ask you for an “average price” and 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 care about 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’ll be describing in this chapter aren’t your average at all and are known to beat the chances.
So who emerges from the pack? There is dog skin care an incredible energy and spirit about they which you’ll notice immediately that goes far beyond dog training. In fact, they know it is much 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 available. Because of the knowledge, skill and persona, they’re not only making it–but rendering it big with class and integrity. Again, don’t forget that I’m discussing the SMARTEST, so you don’t believe that they just got lucky to be at the “right place,” at the “right time” or by meeting the “right person.” Even though that was the case for some to some degree, before you know it, they took over and kept on paddling on their own.
I learned a long time ago that if you want to get better in anything, you should put your ego aside and study from far better and smarter minds than yourself.
Sometimes this simply came down to hiring the best expert money can purchase. (I’ve also learned a lot from the worst-of-the-worst. After all, this is where you learn what NOT to do.) After studying those who were considered to be as the “real deal,” I’ve noticed that they all came from a totally different class and mentality, and it’s no wonder why their success rate was so hard 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’re, but it is also about how exactly 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. Everybody knows someone with a sense of humor and understand that this shows that they love what they do, don’t allow things bother them just as much, and care to create others if not laugh, at the very least smile here and there. Why the majority of 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 it is possible to tell a lot about someone the minute you speak to them on the phone or personally. That again is, if, you’re even able to reach some of them on the phone. Which brings up the fact of caring, once again.
Those who truly CARE not only will get back, but often make an effort to reach you immediately. They understand that you may need help immediately!! You’ll soon find out that most trainers leave you hanging and you begin 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 phone, make sure you get yourself a good vibe from the start, if not, why bother? This simply means no matter how good they might be, you will be stuck with a jerk, psycho, weirdo, nut job and the list goes on and on. Women are much better than men with their intuition. They state, “It must feel right.” Or “I didn’t get a good vibe from him/her.” If it the individual makes you feel uncomfortable when you are too pushy, rude, condescending, or there is something you don’t like about him/her, then you might be stuck with this particular person in your house, in private, or for 6 to 8 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. These individuals don’t just deliver, but often OVER-deliver. The reason being they care about their image and their reputation and wish to stand out from the pack. They know going that extra mile WILL get them that extra attention. After all, how many times have you hired a painter, a contractor, an attorney, or perhaps a babysitter who disappointed you making use of their poor work ethics? They did a poor job or didn’t care much. As some say, “They just go with the flow,” rather than value any constructive criticism from ANYONE. You merely 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.