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    Here is the link to their site....just FYI, thet are JUST a kennel. They dont do training as far as I know.

    But the guy is pretty good with the dogs - whemn we got there, they were all barking uncontrollably, he whistled and they all shut up. And most importantly, they all look at him with adoration...well the ones that were there at the time did anyway

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    I think Hyacinth and Newfsie make a good point. Instead of seeing your dogs exuberance as making it impossible to get any benefit from the obedience classes, use the classes to train your dog to calm down around other dogs. Even if he doesn't learn anything else, it would be money and effort well spent. But I would definitely check out some clubs and explain your problem to them in advance and see if you like their reaction and suggested strategies.

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    Pet Resorts doesn't neglect the dogs, I should know I work there from time to time but the Sydney facilities are old. Why not go to their new premises at Terrigal, they will transport your dog there. Naturally there is a fee but well worth it.


    There is an hour handover so you know how to continue on with the training and you can contact them at any time if you are having a problem and they'll talk you thru it. You can also attend their Saturday group classes where you handle your dog so you can continue to learn how to train your dog.

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    Whilst I do agree that you training your own dog, preferably under instruction from an experienced instructor, with a bunch of other dogs yours can socialise with, is the very best we can do for our dogs, but, what you are telling this OP, and others who are lurking, is that she is being lazy, irresponsible and selfish in trying to find someone else to train their dogs.

    We have talked about irresponsible owners not training their dogs and here you tell them, if they have not got the time or inclination to do it themselves, don't bother.

    Nobody has said to this OP "Well done for looking to train your dog. Whilst I, personally do not believe a kennel training course is a good idea, if you have not got the time to do the job, then maybe this type of training course will give you the ground work to be able to have a better trained dog than you would if you did nothing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    I don't know that I can wholly agree that it is alltogether a bad thing to have somebody else train your dog.

    A suitably experienced trainer can teach a dog basic good manners in a week if he has full time access to the dog. Most kennel based obedience training courses offer this level of training over 7 days with the 7th day being the day the instructor works with both dog and handler

    If a dog owner has limited time to join instructed obedience classes, and cannot afford one on one instruction, I would rather see that dog being trained by someone else than have it left totally untrained.

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    Not having any experience of proffessional trainers, only the experiences of friends, the problem i can see (as the OP explained) is bad trainers can ruin good dogs. They can tell you anything and you are not there to see your dog is not traumatized. My uneducated opinion is to agree with the others. You really need to be there!
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    Boarding a training is great for people with limited time HOWEVER the trainer must bring your dog back to your home and give you a lesson to show you how to keep up with the training.
    Dog training is an unregulated industry, in that any person can wake up and decide to start a dog training business, even those who are qualified arent necessarily good... A trainers qualification is their dog, if they cant prove it on their own dog and show you other dogs they've trained then dont even bother!
    Good luck, and dont feel bad about sending your dog off for training, different options suit different people and their lifestyles

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    i love the idea of sending my dog away for a week or so, whilst i go on holiday, and come back to a trained dog? Who wouldnt want that. Shame its a dream.

    I have trained, for better or worse, all our family dogs. I have not had nearly as much success at training members of my family how to work my dogs. result: they, when they want to, can completely ignore the family members commands, even runs off to the lake if they have them off leash. Whereas, being bernie's trainer, he's never left my side in 4 yrs. The training is what i believe builds between dog and owner/handler over time. Unless the handler is a pro.
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    As a person who works in training kennels, it's not at all beneficial to traumatise the dog. And I've seen and helped to train many dogs where we were it's last chance. I've worked with fear aggressive, dog aggressive, young dogs, older dogs and puppies etc.

    In many of these instances these dogs could not be walked by their owner because they were extreme pullers or extremely fear aggressive if they came across another dog. Rightly or wrongly yes the fault lay with the owner but blaming them was not going to help the dog get out of it's yard, not to barge thru doors, to be able to sit/stay/drop and come when called.

    Its a foundation that the owner can build on and many do so very succesfully.
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    My sister went on holidays and thought she would put her dog into dog training while she was away..
    Jackson training centre at Dakabin. ANyway don't get me wrong, great guy and excellent at training.
    However, my sister was not present so the dog did nothing he was told when she got home with him.
    Basically a waste of time...
    The dog did everything for the trainer though, and showed my sister but did nothing for my sister..

    I took my girl to obedience and she was fully trained in only 3 sessions..Having 5 children I ended it there
    and never went back, didn't have the time then..
    Fully trained meaning, sit stay come drop roll and walk on a lead..With a big dog these things are important to me.

    Hey it could work for you, your dog your choice.I say go with what you think is right for your dog..
    GoodLuck..

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    Well - you could wonder why I may/might get a tad bit cranky in some of my posts on this forum - particularly lately !

    Yes - we should at all times be supportive of the people who post here - but sometimes !

    Yes - life is tough - time and money wise - but really with a little bit of energy and fore-thought - it could be different.

    The idea of having anyone else training any of my pups without me being there - would be a big no-no for me ! As Lucky Lady said, unless the owner is trained - then it is a complete and utter waste of time and money !

    What we need to realise is that 99.98% of problems with dogs/pups or what you would like to call them - is totally with the owners ! If the owners are not prepared to spend the time and do the 'right thing' as per their responsibilities and be accountable for the consequences - then pups will always be classed as something totally as a throw-away item and very easily replaced with a new one !

    So after all the above - what I am really tired of is people trying to find a quick fix for everything in their lives ! The things I have valued in my life are the ones that I have worked for !

    So to answer the initial question that was asked - please find a boarding kennel that you like - you can be assured that if you pup does not behave - it will be pulled into line as needed to be not a PITA for all the rest of the residents in the boarding kennel. As far as training for your pup - I would hope that you would look at actually doing it yourself !

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