Many average trainers teach “average group classes,” charge you an “average price” and have, well… that “average” knowledge and skill about dogs, dog training, dog behavior and canine psychology. Most owners who have no idea better or who don’t really value these facts, just settle with such trainers and end up with “average results” and even worse-NO RESULTS-in training their dogs! On the other hand, the Master Minds I’m going to be describing in this chapter aren’t your average at all and are known to beat the chances.
So who emerges from the pack? There’s an incredible energy and spirit about they which you’ll notice immediately that goes far beyond dog training. Actually, they know it is a lot more than dealing with dogs, and this is where I’ll open your eyes to the traits and qualities of the SMARTEST and the most successful dog experts available. Because of their knowledge, skill and persona, they are not only making it–but rendering it big with class and integrity. Again, remember that I’m discussing the SMARTEST, so you don’t think they just got lucky to be at the “right place,” at the “right time” or by meeting the “right person.” Even though that was the case for some to some degree, before you know it, they took over and kept on paddling on their own.
I learned in the past that if you intend to get Mobile Pet Groomers better in anything, you need to put your ego aside and learn from much better and smarter minds than yourself.
Sometimes this simply came down to hiring the very best expert money can buy. (I’ve also learned a whole lot from the worst-of-the-worst. After all, that’s where you learn what NOT to do.) After studying those who were considered to be as the “real deal,” I’ve pointed out that they all came from a completely different class and mentality, and it’s really no wonder why their success rate was so difficult to ignore. When put through the test, they all possessed these ten qualities about them:
1. They Care about You, YOUR PET and Their Reputation
You see, it’s not always about how much you know or how great you are, but it is also about how exactly much you “care.” This simply means these trainers are truly nice people. The old saying, “nice guys finish last,” isn’t their motto. Studies show that nice people live longer, are happier, have more referrals, are always surrounded by friends and relatives, rarely get sued, and rarely get killed. Some may also have a great sense of humor. Sorry, only some. Everybody knows someone with a sense of humor and know that this shows that they love what they do, don’t let things bother them just as much, and care to make others if not laugh, at the very least smile here and there. Why the majority of trainers are so rude, mean, and disrespectful and become Mr./Mrs. Know-It-All, is beyond me. It’s no secret that a lot of of the time it is possible to tell a whole lot about someone the minute you speak to them on the phone or personally. That again is, if, you are even able to reach any of them on the telephone. Which brings up the actual fact of caring, once again.
Those who truly CARE not merely will get back to you, but often try to reach you immediately. They understand that you may need help immediately!! You’ll soon find out that a lot of trainers leave you hanging and you start to grow gray hair looking forward to a call back or an e-mail.
Once you are finally able to get yourself a live person on the phone, make sure you get a good vibe from the start, if not, why bother? This simply means no matter how good they might be, you will be stuck with a jerk, psycho, weirdo, nut job and the list goes on and on. Women are much better than men with their intuition. They say, “It must feel right.” Or “I didn’t get a good vibe from him/her.” If it the individual makes you feel uncomfortable when you are too pushy, rude, condescending, or there is something you don’t like about him/her, then you might be stuck with this particular person in your home, in private, or for six to eight weeks down the line.
Top trainers usually reply to your tough questions with patience and respect and don’t mind or get offended by just how much you challenge their knowledge or expertise. They don’t just deliver, but often OVER-deliver. It is because they value their image and their reputation and wish to stick out from the pack. They know going that extra mile Are certain to get them that extra attention. After all, how many times have you hired a painter, a contractor, an attorney, or even a babysitter who disappointed you with their poor work ethics? They did an unhealthy job or didn’t care much. As some say, “They just opt for the flow,” rather than care about any constructive criticism from ANYONE. You simply don’t note that “wow factor” or that “pizzazz” in their work. Noooooooo, I didn’t say pizza again. So deposit the Parmesan cheese.