Many average trainers teach “average group classes,” charge you an “average price” and also have, well… that “average” knowledge and skill about dogs, dog training, dog behavior and canine psychology. Most owners who have no idea better or who don’t really care about these facts, just settle with such trainers and end up with “average results” or even worse-NO RESULTS-in training dog groomers fort wayne their dogs! In contrast, the Master Minds I’m going to be describing in this chapter aren’t your average at all and so are known to beat the odds.
Usually are not emerges from the pack? There’s an amazing energy and spirit about these individuals which you’ll notice immediately that goes far beyond dog training. In fact, they know it is much more than dealing with dogs, and this is where I’ll open your eyes to the traits and qualities of the SMARTEST and the most successful dog experts in the business. Because of the knowledge, skill and persona, they are not only making it–but making it big with class and integrity. Again, remember that I’m discussing the SMARTEST, so you don’t think that they just got lucky for being at the “right place,” at the “right time” or by meeting the “right person.” Even if that was the case for a few to some degree, before very long, they took over and kept on paddling on their own.
I learned a long time ago that if you intend to get better in anything, you should put your ego aside and learn from much better and smarter minds than yourself.
Sometimes this simply came down to hiring the best expert money can buy. (I’ve also learned a lot from the worst-of-the-worst. In the end, this is where you learn what NOT to do.) After studying those that were considered to be because the “real deal,” I’ve pointed out that they all came from a totally different class and mentality, and it’s really no wonder why their success rate was so hard to ignore. When subjected to the test, each of them possessed these ten qualities about them:
1. They Care about You, Your Dog and Their Reputation
You see, it’s not always about how much you understand or how great you’re, but it is also about how much you “care.” This simply means these trainers are truly nice people. The old saying, “nice guys finish last,” isn’t their motto. Studies show that nice people live longer, are happier, get more referrals, are always surrounded by friends and relatives, rarely get sued, and rarely get killed. Some could also have a great sense of humor. Sorry, only some. Everybody knows someone with a sense of humor and understand that this demonstrates they love what they do, don’t allow things bother them just as much, and care to make others if not laugh, at the very least smile occasionally. Why the majority of trainers are so rude, mean, and disrespectful and act like Mr./Mrs. Know-It-All, is beyond me. It’s no secret that most of the time it is possible to tell a lot about someone the minute you speak to them on the telephone or in person. That again is, if, you are even able to reach any of them on the telephone. Which brings up the actual fact of caring, once again.
Those who truly CARE not merely will get back, but often make an effort to reach you immediately. They know that you may need help immediately!! You’ll soon find out that most trainers leave you hanging and you start to grow gray hair looking forward to a call back or an e-mail.
Once you are finally in a position to get a live person on the phone, make sure you get a good vibe from the start, or even, why bother? This simply means regardless of how good they may be, you will be stuck with a jerk, psycho, weirdo, nut job and the list goes on and on. Women are much better than men with their intuition. They state, “It must feel right.” Or “I didn’t get yourself a good vibe from him/her.” If it the individual makes you feel uncomfortable by being too pushy, rude, condescending, or there’s something you don’t like about him/her, then you could be stuck with this particular person in your house, in private, or for 6 to 8 weeks down the line.
Top trainers usually answer your tough questions with patience and respect and don’t mind or get offended by just how much you challenge their knowledge or expertise. They don’t just deliver, but often OVER-deliver. Simply because they care about their image and their reputation and truly want to stick out from the pack. They know going that extra mile WILL get them that extra attention. After all, how many times perhaps you have hired a painter, a contractor, a lawyer, or perhaps a babysitter who disappointed you making use of their poor work ethics? They did a poor job or didn’t care much. As some say, “They just go with the flow,” rather than care about any constructive criticism from ANYONE. You merely don’t note that “wow factor” or that “pizzazz” in their work. Noooooooo, I didn’t say pizza again. So deposit the Parmesan cheese.