With so many folks advertising in the world of professional dog training right now, learning who’s truly best qualified to look after your Southern Hound can be overwhelming. What to prepare for when determining a professional to help you with training your Southern Hound:
How to Find a Trainer For Your Southern Hound: What to Look For
- 1) A good reputation, inquire and obtain insight from the veterinarian, other Southern Hound owners, or local kennel clubs.
- 2) Experience. – Inquire about their background, i.e. number of years experience.
- 3) A genuine love of and devotion to Southern Hounds.
- 4) Extensive and up to date knowledge. Dedicated trainers keep themselves updated by attending dog training and animal behavior courses, conferences, seminars and workshops.
- 5) Their training methodology and handling skills. A good trainers first concern should be the Southern Hound’s well being.
- 6) Memberships with reputable associations, organizations and training clubs.
Basic Southern Hound Obedience Tips
Training needs to be a pleasant and enjoyable experience for both you and your Southern Hound. If you are not in the right mindset for training, don’t even begin. Always treat the Southern Hound for following your commands promptly! A treat is anything that your Southern Hound desires and is happy to work for. Food is an obvious prize but other treats could be verbal praise and playthings. Several shorter training sessions are much better than a single long one. Training must not involve any degrading comments or punishment. There should be no yelling, no smacking or hitting, no chain jerking on choke leashes or collars, and absolutely no electricity! Each training session needs to be pleasant and confidence-building with prizes for jobs well done.
Training Southern Hounds with head collars
Pulling on the leash is one of the few displeasing experiences of training a new Southern Hound puppy. Utilizing a head collar for Southern Hound training has become very popular in the last decade. Training with a head collar does have some unique advantages over the regular training collar. Although very easy to utilize, it is imperative that head collars are fitted correctly and your Southern Hound correctly introduced to the collar. Head collars are generally more simple to use than a regular training collar. Head collars are very powerful when guiding Southern Hounds in difficult situations.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Southern Hounds.
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