Jump to content
BC Boards

Recommended Posts

now that i've finally got solid obedience at home (without distractions), i think it's time that we started going to obedience classes, so that we can practice when there are distractions around. Here's a list of trainers/places i've been looking at in my area. Has anyone heard anything about these people?

 

Laurie Zurborg

Vickie Marx

Lore Adams (but i think she only does in-home)

Patty and Paul Thurner

 

I think i'm most interested in Laurie Zurborg...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Where is your area? As a pet trainer myself, I would strongly suggest for you to choose a trainer that works with reward based/positive feedback training. This type of training works well with all dogs and most especially BC's. They are so eager to learn and please you. Also a trainer that works with you and your dog together at the same time, not you leaving the dog for days or weeks at a time. It sounds like you have already established a bond with your dog, so he/she should respond to you willingly and positively.

Actually most of the "training", I do is more for the people, the dogs just need to be directed!!

Good luck. JoeAnne Mirra, Sitka, Phoenix and crew

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Joe Anne-

 

I'm in orange county, CA. All the trainers I listed are in the area (I got them from the socal aussie rescue site). They all say that they train w/ positive reinforcement (which is the same as positive feedback from my understanding?). I guess i'm just looking for specifics on methods and what sort of animals the trainer has experience with (fear aggressive? shelter/rescue? etc)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...