Any Dog Trainers On MyLot?

@Duvessa (914)
United States
November 13, 2007 1:53pm CST
I'm planning on attending The Tom Rose School starting in Jan 2008 to get my professional dog trainer diploma. I was just wondering if there are any professional dog rainers lurknig around on here? If so can you give me any tips? Do you reccomend this school? What types of dogs would you suggst that I use for the program? We have to have 2 dogs for the program & I'm trying to decide which ones I would enjoy the most. I'm considering a Rottie, Golden Retriever, Assuie Shepherd or a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel... Any help, thoughts about the school, advie etc would be very helpful!
3 responses
@brandy78 (159)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
You must be so excited I looked into that but its not so easy as I have three little kids.But i would love it. I am in Canada so cant say much about the school your going to except good luck. I personally would go with the Australian shepherd/pitbull both very intelligent and beautiful dogs, thats just my two cents I think most dogs are trainable as longs as your going to put the time in. do you have any dogs or are you going to get some to take with you? Just curious.. good luck
@Duvessa (914)
• United States
14 Nov 07
There's a dog training school in Toronto I think. No i don't have any dogs currently & they reccomend that you don't bring your own dogs anyway. o after the 2nd or 3rd week of school after we learn how to pick the proper puppy from a litter for what type of training we will be doing then we will all go get our dogs from either a breeder or animal shelter. I'm thinking I might just go with a Golden Retriever.
@brandy78 (159)
• Canada
16 Nov 07
Toronto is pretty far from me but there is one in Salmon Arm B.c that I wouldn't mind going to..Seems wierd to me that you have to get dogs are you supposed to keep them when your done?
@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
I have to say, if you're up for a challenge, why not pick a pushbutton breed like the Golden and then a more difficult breed like a Siberian Husky, Dalmatian, Akita or a sighthound of some sort? They are not impossible to train and work with, and you really round yourself out well if you can successfully work with a difficult breed. Most of the dogs I see at obedience school aren't goldens not surprisingly. People with breeds like that usually do pretty well at teaching downs, sits and stays in their backyard and at the dog park. People that go to classes usually have the more difficult dogs where the training tips they already knew aren't working like they used to on their childhood Lab, Buddy. :)
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@Duvessa (914)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh good point! I didn't think of that, thanks! :-) Are Husky's & Dalmations really that hard to train? lol I had a half dalmation half mutt once named Cleo. Oh man she was horrible, I couldn't teach her ANYTHING...of course I was younger then to & also wasn't really that interested in training her either.
@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
They're unique. Siberian's were bred to make decisions for themselves. After all, a dog pulling a sled across the tundra knows better than their musher if the ice isn't stable and safe to cross, and thus they are independent thinkers. I do have an obedience trained Siberian though so I know they aren't impossible. Dals, Akitas and sighthounds are also independent thinkers for the same reason.. it all comes down to their original purpose. Dogs like Goldens and Herding breeds do look to direction from their master when performing their tasks, but the breeds mentioned above didn't really have that option, and are labelled 'stupid breeds' by those who don't understand. I forgot to mention another pushbutton breed -- the Shetland Sheepdog. Shelties account for more than 1/2 the breeds I see here in Canada in the obedience rings, and are very easy to work with.
@lgwlong (199)
• China
14 Nov 07
i am not a dog trainer ,but i am a cowboy ever before.hehe