Different dog training courses have different formats and focusses, and this is so each owner can decide what is right for them. One on one training courses have been developed for specific purposes, and while you lose out on a lot of what you can gain via group training exercises, one on one courses certainly have a large number of their own benefits.
One on one courses, as the name suggests, take place between you, your dog, and the qualified dog trainer. Because this situation is limited to these people, your dog is always going to be the focus of the course, while in group training courses the trainer will have to spread their attention amongst all of the dogs present. This allows you to address any of the concerns you have without any thing to distract you. Often times a group training course will have a set agenda which your dog may already excel at, which defeats the purpose of a dog training course to a certain extent. Of course, you’ll also have to pay more for the exclusive, one on one dog training than group training.
The main downside to these courses are that you miss out on the amazing benefits of providing your pet dog with a social learning environment. Dogs, like people, are social animals, and not only does socialising have an incredible, positive impact on their sense of well-being, but it can also enhance their own learning. As we’ve said before, you should also expect to pay more for the exclusivity offered by one on one training.
There are a lot of good reasons to sign up for one on one courses. Even if you leave aside the ability to exclusively use the time of trained dog trainers, it is good for a number of other situations. For instance, if your dog has yet to be vaccinated against a number of diseases, or if you’re concerned about your dog catching fleas, then this could be a solution to your problems.