Are you thinking about dog obedience school? Do you know what to expect out of it? Do you know what it costs or where to find a good school?
If not, let me help take out some of mystery of finding one to make sure you and your dog get best experience you can.
If you have searched web in this topic, you probably found some sites that are basically search engines within search engines, no real information about dog obedience schools. Or you might have found some obedience schools that were on other side of country. Needless to say, neither one was of much use.
Chances are you have a dog obedience school of some sort in your town, unless you've got a population of less than 20,000. In that event, you might need to opt for dog training videos or books, and I will go over some good resources for that later.
The first thing I want you to do is look for someone with proven experience. You can start in yellow pages and look under "Dog Training" as opposed to "dog obedience school."
Ask a LOT of questions. These people are going to be molding mind of your impressionable pup and you want to know that it's a good fit.
Ask things like:
What will dog be taught? What is success rate? What happens if you're not satisfied Will you be taught how to continue with your dogs new training? What are their methods of correction when dog disobeys? Visit facility too. Check it out. Meet trainers and see how they act with people and dogs.