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Border Collie Training Course Info

Border Collie Training Course Info

Training courses are just classes designed for dog owners to learn more about training and caring for their dogs. Some classes are more focused and trick training while others are more basic and only cover fundamental behavior, socialization and training.

What to Expect from the Course

It really depends and where you sign up and what course you decide to take with the Border Collie. Some classes are Border Collie specific while others welcome any dog, no matter what the breed is.

Owners that take training classes also get some benefits that others don’t. For example if you’re having trouble finding an insurance company that will cover your home because of your dog, showing them paperwork that your Border Collie passed behavior training classes can help you get approved.

Another benefit of going through a training course with your puppy is that the dog will have a chance to socialize with new people and dogs. Of course going through the courses just for that reason alone might not be the smartest decision since you could probably do that just by taking the Border Collie to the park.

And of course you will also learn more about training. That’s the whole point of the training courses right?

Choosing the Right Training Classes

Taking training courses with your Border Collie can be a lot of fun but it can also be frustrating at the same time. Here are a couple of tips to help you choose the right classes so that everything goes smoothly.

  • Meet the dog trainer/instructor if you have the chance – You can learn a lot about the class just by exchanging a few words with the trainer. Ask them any questions or concerns you might have so that you have a better understanding of what exactly you are signing up for.
  • Ask other dog owners for suggestions – If you know someone who had taken their dog to one of these classes, ask them about it. If they are happy with results and think the money was well spent, they will gladly give you the name and number of the dog trainer.
  • Establish what your Border Collie already knows and what you need to improve on – Certain classes will be a waste of time for you if your dog already knows everything the trainer is teaching. Do you want to teach your dog basic tricks? Improve obedience? Socialize the dog? Decide on what the dog needs and find a class that focuses on that area.
  • Don’t be scared to shop around - Talk to multiple trainers and check out several dog training classes. Not only will you be able to pick a better trainer but you might also be able to save yourself some money.
  • Ask the trainer about his training methods - Don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions. It’s the only way you can learn more about the trainer and his methods without actually going to the class. Does he use reward based training? Does he believe in correcting the dog’s mistakes without yelling, shouting or hitting the dog? Has the trainer ever had any experience with the Border Collie dog breed?

Training Course at Your Own Home

Dog training courses are nice, but they are not always necessary. You could easily solve the behavior problems, teach new tricks and socialize the dog on your own without spending the time and money at the training classes. All it takes is a little “know-how” and you are ready to go. This website is a great resource just for that.

So before you rush off to spend your hard earned money, browse through our website try some of the training methods out. Training your Border Collie yourself will give you a chance to learn more about your dog and earn you his respect.

If you want to learn how to cure even some of the worst Border Collie behavior problems and the exact things you need for a happy, healthy and obedient dog, check out the Border Collie Owners Guide.

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