There is a lot of conflicting information about how you should go about training your pup. Many people believe that they can do it on their own without a professional trainer. However, training a dog is not like a DIY project you can do at home. Professional dog trainers understand the basic learning theory of dogs and can most likely complete the task a lot faster and more efficient than a first time dog owner.
A professional dog trainer has done research on many different methods of training. No two dogs are alike, which means no two dogs can be trained alike. Some methods of training can actually negatively affect the relationship between you and your dog. If you’re not a professional dog trainer, it’s hard to tell exactly which methods will work.
When a dog’s behavior needs to be changed, professional trainers know how to change their behavior in a safe way. Some dogs become fearful and aggressive when being trained. Professional trainers know how to change their behavior while preventing anyone (humans or other dogs) from getting hurt.
Professional dog trainers are constantly participating in continuing education. This means they are constantly learning new techniques and effective training methods that can help your dog. They are also very consistent when it comes to training your dog. They won’t have “lazy moments” and let the dog get away with misbehaving every once in awhile.