Unlike other trades like plumbing, there isn’t a consensus on the right way to do a particular task, instead there is a million dog trainers and each one has “their way.” So much so that dog trainers sum up the training community with one cliche: the only thing two trainers can agree on is that the third trainer has no idea what they are talking about.
As a trainer, this creates a large amount of stress. Every trainer I meet loves dogs and wants the best for them, but the dialogue has broken down over the best way to move forward with dogs.
Our community is fractured along partisan lines, much the way our nation’s politics are divided. Two sides yelling at each other about what is right and that leads you, the consumer, to be confused and forced to pick a side as well.