A dog training career may be just right for you, if you love working with dogs. Dogs of all ages, from puppies to older dogs, need training, and their owners often dont know how to train them. They look for a professional dog trainer to do the job.
If you are thinking of a dog training career, you might want to start by practicing on your own dog. If you are good at training your dog, you might be good at training other peoples dogs. But if training your dog leaves you frustrated and drained, then becoming a dog trainer might not be the best career for you.
When you are training dogs, you are actually training the owners more than the dogs, so you need to be good with people to consider a dog training career. People are not at their best when they are frustrated or embarrassed by their dogs behavior. Will you be able to deal with these distraught owners calmly, while at the same time tending to their dogs? Give this some thought.
Consider volunteering to help out at a dog training class at your local shelter. You will get a feel for what is involved in a dog training career. If you are good, the teacher may let you teach a segment of the class. ...