I have chosen to study with and align myself with industry professional organizations to abide by the requirements to remain in good standing with them. These organizations consider it unethical for, and expressly prohibit that, a trainer guarantee an outcome or behavior.
Think about it, how can someone guarantee the behavior of another living, sentient being who makes independent decisions? My Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner agreement, my associations with both the Association for Professional Dog Trainers and The Pet Professional Guild are your guarantee that:
- I will help you set realistic and attainable goals for you and your dog
- You will see progress and more of the desired, goal behaviors in your dog
- I commit to learn the latest science-based methods to help you and your dog reach your goals
- I will communicate with you and will be respectful of you time and commitment to train your dog
- You will have FUN learning to train and communicate with your dog!