Many average trainers teach “average group classes,” ask you for 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’ll be describing in this chapter aren’t your average at all and are portage pet stores known to beat the chances.
Usually are not emerges from the pack? There’s an amazing 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, which 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 their 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 they just got lucky to be at the “right place,” at the “right time” or by meeting the “right person.” Even if that was the case for a couple 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 wish to get better in anything, you have to put your ego aside and learn from much better and smarter minds than yourself.
Sometimes this simply came down to hiring the best expert money can buy. (I’ve also learned a lot from the worst-of-the-worst. In the end, this is where you learn what NOT to do.) After studying those that were considered to be as the “real deal,” I’ve noticed that they all came from a completely different class and mentality, and it’s really no wonder why their success rate was so hard to ignore. When put through the test, each of them 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 know 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 may also have a great sense of humor. Sorry, only some. Everybody knows someone with a sense of humor and understand that this demonstrates they love what they do, don’t let things bother them as much, and care to make others if not laugh, at the very least smile occasionally. Why the majority of dog trainers are so rude, mean, and disrespectful and act like Mr./Mrs. Know-It-All, is beyond me. It’s no secret that most of the time it is possible to tell a whole lot about someone the minute you speak to them on the phone or personally. That again is, if, you are even able to reach any of them on the phone. Which brings up the actual fact of caring, once again.
Those who truly CARE not merely will get back to you, but often make an effort to reach you immediately. They understand that you may need help right away!! You’ll soon find out that a lot of 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 able 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 regardless of how good they may be, you will end up 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 has to feel right.” Or “I didn’t get a good vibe from him/her.” If it the person makes you feel uncomfortable when you are too pushy, rude, condescending, or there’s something you don’t like about him/her, then you might be stuck with this person in your home, in private, or for six to eight weeks down the line.
Top trainers usually reply to 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. It is because they value their image and their reputation and truly want to stand out from the pack. They know going that extra mile Are certain to get them that extra attention. After all, how many times have you hired a painter, a contractor, a lawyer, or perhaps a babysitter who disappointed you with their poor work ethics? They did a poor job or didn’t care much. As some say, “They just opt for the flow,” and never value any constructive criticism from ANYONE. You simply don’t note that “wow factor” or that “pizzazz” in their work. Noooooooo, I didn’t say pizza again. So put down the Parmesan cheese.