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I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for a good trainer for the Louisville
Kentucky area. I have a 18 week old female and my sister has the littermate.
We were planning on starting them in an obedience class that is offered by our local rescue but thought we may need more intense classes. They both are housebroke, crate trained and will do simple commands like sit, but despite all our efforts continue to pull on the leash badly. We can travel up to an hour from Louisville. I love this forum. Thank you for your help.
 

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I would check out kennel clubs here: Training Resources

I really like group classes as it teaches your dog to work/focus under distractions. A beginning OB class helps build the foundation for advanced classes. You will learn loose leash walking and 'heel' in beginning OB.

Good luck!
 

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One trainer today told me he would not take the puppies until they were 5 months old but another trainer we spoke to suggested that they should be in a program now. We do not know either one of them. We just did a look up on the net and found their website. What would you suggest.
 

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Sam attended puppy kindergarten at 16 weeks. His class allowed puppies up to 28 weeks old. After PK, he moved on to beginning OB.

If you found a training club, ask if you can sit and watch a class before committing. Make sure you are comfortable with their training style/methods. IMO, 5 months is a good age to start the foundation work :)



One trainer today told me he would not take the puppies until they were 5 months old but another trainer we spoke to suggested that they should be in a program now. We do not know either one of them. We just did a look up on the net and found their website. What would you suggest.
 

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Find out what the ratio is - trainer to registered owners & dogs.

- group size of 10 isn't bad...20 pairs not so good, for personal attention time
 
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