I want to take some more dog classes with Maui so that I can work on the skills that he is still lacking, mostly outside recalls and some working through distractions. I found this place on the web and it sounds great. But is it too good to be true? I've emailed and called for more info but I was wondering if anyone has any opinions about it. The trainer sounds like he has a lot of experience. I guess I would do the two classes, basic obedience and off leash obedience. The main doubts I have about this program is that is sounds too good to be true and it also the cost is high. So, if anyone wants to check it out and throw their opinions in, please do. Thanks.
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The main doubts I have about this program is that is sounds too good to be true and it also the cost is high. So, if anyone wants to check it out and throw their opinions in, please do. http://www.consummatek-9training.com/default.php

Be more specific. What part sounds too good to be true?

Diane Blackman
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The main doubts I have about this program is that ... it out and throw their opinions in, please do. http://www.consummatek-9training.com/default.php

Be more specific. What part sounds too good to be true?

Under Basic Obedience class it says "gain true control of your pet under distracting conditions" and under Off Leash Obedience is says "absolute off-leash control of your dog in any situation or environment we will show you how to do it quickly and effectively".
With words like "true control" and "absolute control in any situation", it sounds like a guarantee that this class is no fail but there isn't actually a money back guarantee or something like that that shows they trully stand behind their classes.
Under Basic Obedience class it says "gain true control of your pet under distracting conditions" and under Off Leash Obedience ... but there isn't actually a money back guarantee or something like that that shows they trully stand behind their classes.

Yes - a bit of advertsing puffery. However, depending upon the dog, I could expect to get close. You have a poodle, right? You should be able to achieve substantial off leash reliabilty with distractions IF your dog is of stable temperament. You should be able to achieve that with most of the working dog breeds, most herding breeds, most of the gun dogs, and a few others. I wouldn't expect it of a greyhound or most of the other sighthounds. Probably not most of the scent hounds and nordic breeds. But part of the equation is whether the person WILL do what it takes to achieve the goal. I noted that they are broad spectrum in their selection of tools. Some people will decide they would rather forgo the control than use some tools.
I didn't see anything on the site that felt like promising more than COULD be delivered, but I'm reasonably certain that some percentage of clients wouldn't take the steps to achieve the goal.

Diane Blackman
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This training is exactly as advertised - in it's goals. The trainer is the real deal. But remember that any dog only performs as well as his handler. So this training program can give you consistent high performance only so long as you consistently work to that level with your dog yourself.
This training is exactly as advertised - in it's goals. The trainer is the real deal. But remember that any dog only performs as well as his handler. So this training program can give you consistent high performance only so long as you consistently work to that level with your dog yourself.
I want to take some more dog classes with Maui so that I can work on the skills that he ... cost is high. So, if anyone wants to check it out and throw their opinions in, please do. Thanks. http://www.consummatek-9training.com/default.php

Too good to be true? Why? I'm betting they make use of e-collars as a big part of their training, and nothing is wrong with that. But I am also doubting you would be comfortable with it or that you are someone who works hard enough to do without. Just from your posts here, but your compliance with the homework is crucial to the promise of obedience.

Janet B
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This training is exactly as advertised - in it's goals. The trainer is the real deal. But remember that any ... can give you consistent high performance only so long as you consistently work to that level with your dog yourself.

That's the way I read it.

Diane Blackman
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