Finding the Right Dog Trainer

Choosing a dog trainer can be one of the most important decisions you have to make as an owner. The methods a given trainer chooses to use can impact your dog’s life for years down the road. Therefore, you should take the time to find the right trainer.

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First of all, you will need research. This will help you better understand all the options available to you. Trainers vary in the types of technique and equipment they use. While it’s ultimately your decision, we recommend a trainer that uses positive reinforcement and not fear based tactics. As a personal recommendation for Cleveland area dog owners, DogTropolis suggests Cold Nose Companions. Asking for recommendations from trusted family and friends is a great idea, as well.

After narrowing down your search, you will next want to schedule an appointment to speak with a trainer and get an overall feel for their work environment. We recommend you don’t bring your dog the first time. Looking for obvious signs like cleanliness and organization will go a long way. In this visit, do not be afraid to ask questions about topics such as their education and background in the field. Most trainers love when their clients take particular interest in the care for their dog.

Finally, take your dog to a chosen trainer. See how they interact with your dog and how invested they are. With time, they will develop a relationship with you and your dog. Open communication is often the key to finding the right trainer, and ultimately seeing progress with your four-legged friend.

To find certified dog training professionals in your area go to: CCPDT

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We’re Now DogTropolis!


We’re kicking off 2015 with a new 8,000 square foot facility and a new name!

We love what we do and we love each and every dog, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show that than give them even more space to play and make friends. DogTropolis may be large in size, but we pride ourselves on forming personal relationships with all of our clients and their dog. That’s what has made us the most trusted doggy daycare in the Greater Cleveland area!

It is very important to us to maintain a clean and safe environment, and this facility allows us to give your dog the best care possible. Our new client meet and greet room, oversized kennels, and expanded our indoor and outdoor play areas allow us to care for your dog like it was our own.

Whether you want to enroll your dog in daycare or need to board overnight, you can drop your dog off and trust they will come to a clean environment with an engaged staff. The new facility only makes our services that much better!

In 2015, our goals are simply to make an impact in the lives of our clients and their dogs. We hope you will contact us and come and take a look at the place. It’s pretty amazing!