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Ask if you can watch a training session or a video of a session so you get an idea of what your dog will be subjected to.
Don't make a final decision on a dog obedience school until your dog has met trainers. Dogs are extremely good judges of character.
For most part, someone in this line of work is going to be a good person and a dog lover. Some, however, will be doing it just to get a paycheck and may not have your pal's best interest in mind.
If your dog doesn't like them... take another route.
You might want to consider local 4-H club. 4-H is where I learned how to train my own dog as a child. It isn't a dog obedience school in traditional sense. It teaches kids how to train their dogs, or a friend's dog. It's a youth education program and it provides many facets of education, one of which is often dog training.
Read more about dog training videos if you would like an alternative to dog obedience school.
Tina Spriggs is an expert dog lover whose lifelong interest in canines provides the motivation for her site. To learn more about dogs or to find gifts and toys for them visit her site Dog-Gifts-and-Toys-for-Dog-Lovers.com. Copyright 2004. All rights reserved.