The one question I seem to be getting asked a lot lately is:
Do you offer a performance guarantee?
Answer: Sorry no, I do not. When it comes to dog training, there are too many variables, I have no control of, to offer any kind of guarantee.
Dog training is all about me teaching you how to handle/communicate and train your dog. Your dog may listen to me but your dog isn’t my dog, you have to do the work. I can only advise, guide & show, I can’t make you listen and take note of my advice or suggestions. Neither can I make you work and spend time with your dog as required, on a daily basis.
Although, I can ask you to let me know, if something I have shown you, isn’t working for you, I can’t rely on you telling me. Dog training is about commitment, there are no quick fixes when it comes to training your dog.
Trades people such as plumbers, mechanics etc, may guarantee their work and guarantee’s apply on most consumer goods, eg cars, TV’s, fridge/freezers and the like.
Some dog trainers may offer a guarantee, it may or may not be just a gimmick, to increase their client base.
As with any written guarantee, you need to read the fine print, re conditions that can make a guarantee null & void.
Sometimes in life, you meet people you just don’t get on with and dog trainers are no exception and that is ok. If you are not happy with your dog trainer, say so and leave and find a trainer, who is a better fit for you.