Posted this yesterday, but would like to get more input from new people as well. If you’ve been to PetSmart’s Training Center, please help me out! It’s for a 5-7 page English Paper, so I need the feedback! Copy pasting answers or just giving letters/numbers is all I need. Thanks!
Please answer all questions in reference to your first experience with the PetSmart Training Center for purposes of this survey. Thank you for you participation!
1.) Are you Male or Female?
2.) What is your age range? Under 18 18-25 25-45 45-65 over 65
3.) What is the age range of the dog’s primary trainer in the household? Under 18 18-25 25-45 45-65 over 65
4.) Have you used an other dog training service before?
5.) What was the first class your dog attended at PetSmart? Puppy Beginner Intermediate Advanced Click-a-Trick
6.) What was your dog’s age range when the first class began? Under 6 months 6 months-1 year 1-2 years 2-7 years over 7 years
7.) What were your reasons for joining a PetSmart Training Class? Please RANK CHOICES from highest priority to lowest:
A. To teach tricks B. To address a specific behavioral problem C. To strengthen your personal bond to your dog D. To strengthen overall obedience skills E. To provide your dog with socialization to other dogs, people, and places F. To teach your dog to protect you G. To build up your dog’s confidence in himself
8.) How would you rate your knowledge of dog training before your PetSmart Training Class? 1: No Knowledge 2: Some Knowledge 3: Pretty Knowledgeable 4: Very Knowledgeable 5: Expert
9.) What methods do you use or believe are effective for obedience training? Please list all that apply
A: Positive Reinforcement B: Negative Reinforcement C: Punishment D: NILF (Nothing in Life is Free) E: Clicker-training F: Crate Training G: Force-Based Training H: Hands-On Training (Physically assisting dog into a position, such as sit, gently) I: Shaping J: Alpha Dog/ Pack Dominance Theory (Caesar Milan’s methods) K: Aversion Techniques (Bitter spray, Bullhorns, Ultra Sonic Devices, Motion-sensored alarms, Citronella Spray bark collars, etc) L: Use of Corrective Devices such as Gentle Leaders, No-pull harnesses, martingale/greyhound collars M. Use of Corrective Devices such as prong/pinch collars, choke collars, shock collars, underground fencing
10.) Which of the above methods were recommended by your training instructor &/or were employed in class?
11.) How would you rate your trainer’s knowledge of training methods on a scale of 1-5? 1: No Knowledge 2: Some Knowledge 3: Pretty Knowledgeable 4: Very Knowledgeable 5: Expert
12.) How would you rate your trainer’s enthusiasm and willingness to help on a scale of 1-5? 1 being nonexistent, 5 being highest
13.) How would you rate your trainer’s professionalism, salesmanship, and ability to lead the class? 1 being out of their element, 5 being remarkable
14.) How would you rate your experience with PetSmart’s Training Center overall? 1 being horrible, 5 being best
15.) How would you rate your knowledge of dog training after your PetSmart Training Class? 1: No Knowledge 2: Some Knowledge 3: Pretty Knowledgeable 4: Very Knowledgeable 5: Expert
16.) How would your rate your dog’s improvement after your experience with the PetSmart Training Center? 1: Regression in behavior &/or obedience 2: No change in behavior or obedience 3: “Well, he does it at home, but not in the training center!” 4: Improvement 5: Much Improvement
17.) Has your dog completed his or her Canine Good Citizenship Test?
18.) Do you find the price of classes in the PetSmart Training Center to be worth the services it provides?
19.) Have you enrolled in another PetSmart Training Center Course since your first experience?
20.) Would you recommend the services of the PetSmart Training Center to a friend?
Additional comments also welcomed. Thanks again to all who respond!