Most dog owners struggle with training their dogs. This leaves them wondering whether it would be a good idea to hire a professional dog trainer to solve their Border Collie’s disobedience problems.
Whether or not you should hire a Border Collie trainer generally depends on the kind of situation you’re in. However, it is advisable to try to train your dog by yourself. This is because you are bound to learn a lot more about dog training. Moreover, you will be able to solve your Border Collie’s disobedience problems independently in future.
In this article, you will learn about the advantages of attending training classes and hiring a professional trainer. We also cover the disadvantages of attending training classes. At the end, you will have a clear picture before rushing to spend money.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Dog Trainer
Professional dog trainers obviously know what to do. If you don’t have any idea about dog training and are not willing to train your dog, hiring a professional could be beneficial. The following are the benefits of hiring a professional to train your Border Collie.
- Sometimes a confident leader is needed – If your Border Collie has aggressive or dominance issues and you don’t feel confident enough, things could get quite ugly pretty fast. The benefit of hiring a professional dog trainer in this case is that they’ll know how to show leadership qualities and the confidence that your Border Collie is looking for.
- Receipts from your dog classes or a trainer can be good for your insurance – Some home insurance companies that don’t cover the homes of people who own dogs that haven’t been trained.
- Training classes are a good way for your dog to socialize – Although you can easily achieve this by visiting the park, dog training classes are also good for getting your Border Collie to be comfortable around other dogs and humans.
Disadvantages of Hiring a Professional Dog Trainer
- You’ll not be able to bond well with your Border Collie – Pack animals normally bond through “training” by the leader. In the wild, the alpha dog teaches the rest of its pack how to do things and behave. This generally builds trust and loyalty within the pack.
- It is expensive – Hiring a professional dog trainer costs. On the other hand, dog classes (which is the cheaper alternative) are normally full of struggling dog owners and have limited time. Since time is limited, not everybody’s questions get answered.
- You won’t be able to solve the problem if it returns – Your dog may have stopped chewing on things thanks to the dog trainer. However, if your Collie happens to pick up the old habit again, you will have to hire a trainer to help solve the same problem.
As a dog owner, you should try to solve your Border Collie’s obedience problems by yourself. Though it may prove to be difficult at first, you will soon get the hang of things as you proceed. Training your dog will also enable you to bond with him. This will help build a trusting relationship that all owners dream of having with their dogs.
However, if you feel threatened that your Border Collie is showing signs of dominance or is capable of biting you, hire a professional dog trainer. Don’t be afraid of asking for help. If you don’t know how to deal with an aggressive dog, you will probably end up making things even worse. Since no dog owner would like to have an aggressive or dominant Border Collie, a dog trainer will help you solve this problem.