Dog Trainer

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by mastiffmastiffmastiff, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Hi, does anyone know of a good dog trainer who has legitimate experience with the Cane Corso or Neapolitan Mastiff?

    Thanks
     
  2. oh, pardon me, would also like to add that I'm currently looking for a dog trainer with experience above who uses positive dog training methodology*
     
  3. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    We have members all over the world. What area do you live in? If we know what area you are looking for a trainer in someone may know one. :)
     
  4. I'm open to recommendations for trainers nationwide :)
     
  5. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Which country are you in? This is a global community. :)
     
  6. the u.s. right now. thanks
     
  7. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    So are you wanting to do online training? I would suggest a physical class and perhaps online classes for honing specific skills later. I don't recall if you have a puppy? Or an adult or adolescent with specific issues? The more information we have, the better we can help. If we know where you're located and how far you can travel for a class we can give you better suggestions. I, personally, won't recommend a trainer until I've done some research. And even then you don't always get what's been represented online.
     
  8. No, I'm not looking for online training. Adult with some issues with strangers.
     
  9. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I see. If there's a behavioral issue then I feel that it's even more important to have a specific area in order to even begin to suggest a trainer. If you'd be willing so offer more information on your location, preferably with surrounding cities within traveling distance, it would be easier to help. It would also be beneficial if we knew what was going on to hopefully find a trainer - preferably a certified behaviorist - who is qualified to better evaluate what's going on and provide some assistance. I'd really love to help, but I don't feel that it's wise to suggest behaviorists or trainers without knowing the scope of the issues or your geographical area.
     
  10. Hi, the main thing we are working on is potential aggression with strangers specifically at our home. Also, I telecommute, so we have the ability to choose our location.
     
  11. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    So you're willing to travel across the country to go to a trainer? I'm not being snarky, although I know it sounds like that. I do have a behaviorist that I'd highly recommend, but her fee is very high for the initial two hour consult. Worth every penny, but still costly. Follow up appointments are also not inexpensive. So again I want to clarify that you're willing to travel as far as necessary, as often as necessary, to see a behaviorist and/or trainer?

    In the meantime, I would not allow any visitors to your home to interact with your dog. No looking, talking, or touching. Dog should be in a safe place away from visitors. A crate or gated into another room that the visitor won't have access to. I would work on a solid place and leave it. If you could expand on what the aggressive behaviors are and how you've handled it so far then I'm sure others would have more suggestions. There isn't a one size fits all training protocol. Which is why I believe you need a good behaviorist. Not just someone that calls themselves one and not someone that just has a degree in animal behavior from college. Not all behavior training is equal.
     
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  12. yes, or in other words, temporarily relocating
     
  13. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Our behaviorist is Dr. Colleen Koch at Lincoln Land Animal Clinic located in Jacksonville, IL. Since you haven't shared what things you've already tried with your dog, or what kind of training philosophy you embrace, I don't know that she would be a good fit for you. I DO know that she's spectacular and worth every penny. She's uses positive methods. I believe that 99% of stranger/visitor aggression is due to fear and I think positive methods are the best course of action. Fear and lack of confidence most often don't look anything like what you'd think.
     
  14. thank you love
     
  15. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    If I can be of any help to you, please don't hesitate to ask. Wishing you the best of luck.
     

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