hippocratesA hunting party and their guide are lost deep in the woods. One hunter turns to the guide and says: “I thought you were the best the guide in all of Canada.” The guide turns and says: “I am but I think we are in Montana now.”

Choosing a guide can be tricky.

I thought of this little joke working with a client yesterday.

The client said that he had tried his best to train his dog on his own. His problem was that their is so much conflicting information.

He said to me: “I wish you trainers would all just agree on how to train and make it easier for us dog owners.”

I understand where he is coming from. I was the same way years ago before I became a dog trainer.

I also learned the common saying among dog trainers early on: “The only thing two dog trainers can agree on is what the third dog trainer is doing wrong.”

So what can the average dog owner do?

Simple – follow me and my teachings. I would never steer you in the wrong direction (haha).

Just kidding, but in all seriousness I think dog trainers should have some type of Hippocratic oath.

There are a couple of lines in the oath I would use:

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.

I would modify it to say:

“I will prescribe regimens for the good of my students (dog and human) according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to any dog.

I will use no deadly training equipment, nor suggest any such counsel.

So finding a trainer can be difficult but if you’re looking for one that does not use harmful collars or training techniques, if you’d like to learn how to walk your dog without choke or prong collars, check out the Leash Walking Secrets Course.

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Leash Walking Secrets

Peace,

Eric