'So here I am writing my very first blog!! I have been building up my website from scratch self taught for many months. I work as a canine and parrot behaviour adviser. I see every trainer around me unique with something special to offer. I my self have dyslexia so it takes me a bit longer to write things up and to make sure they will make sense to my audience.
The world of animal behaviour is for ever changing for the better and there is so much new information and resources out there.
I find this an exiting field to work in because we are always learning something new. I like a challenge, I like to be kept on my toes.
What should you look for in a trainer or behaviour adviser?
Some one who is kind compassionate and keeps educating themselves.
Some one who will look at your pet as an individual and will have a good sense of humour, be supportive and help you be realistic with your goals.
Won't make guarantees.
Give you clear goals to follow and be honest with you if what you are asking is not in the best interests of your companion.
Why do I like being an adviser?
I love talking to people and I love dogs and parrots. I find it fun to help the owners understand how they tick,to create a good understanding between them.
I could not think of anything more rewarding to witness. It just makes me feel all fuzzy when they are both in sync.
I'm open minded to stories and things I hear and I am a good listener to peoples problems and I think out side the box and try not to blind them with science and keep it simple.
I enjoy networking with other trainers in my area too. This is important to me as we all need support in some way. A chat over a cuppa, being made aware of new books and exchanging ideas to best support our clients. Cross referring is so important for many reasons.
Your competitor may run classes you do not and offer a different service such as: Gun dog training,puppy class.
I do not offer these but I know people who do.
Some of my clients can benefit from agility or scent work classes and gun-dog training.
I work with dogs that need these outlets. Referring them in my view is giving the client the best service. It a win win situation as we can all support each others business this way.
I am enjoying the friendships I have made this way and the way it helps me keep growing as a professional.
Don't forget to put the kettle on if you see me. :-)