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FAQ: Do I Have To Go To College To Be A Dog Trainer? dog trainer education frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • Dog trainers are typically expected to have formal training by completing courses at training schools.

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FAQ: What Is The Difference Between A Dog Trainer & A Behaviorist? dog trainer education frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • Though there is some overlap based on experience and level of comfort from the professional, most trainers teach obedience, basic behavior modifications, and specific skills whereas behavior professionals tackle advanced behavior issues such as fear aggression, severe anxiety, compulsive...
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FAQ: How Long Does It Take To Get A Dog Training Certificate? dog trainer education frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • A thorough and broad-based education can take up to 7 months. This number depends on the student’s other commitments and ability to learn. This is for a foundation certificate.

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FAQ: How Do Professional Dog Trainers Train Dogs? dog trainer education frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • Positive reinforcement trainers often use verbal cues, hand signals, treats, clickers, toys, and even games to help modify behaviour, correct bad habits, and even to teach tricks. Trainers use both positive reinforcement (giving rewards) and negative punishment (taking away rewards.)

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FAQ: How Much Money Can You Make Training Dogs? dog training career frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • A novice dog trainer with a good solid education can ask for anywhere between $45 - $65 per hour depending on location and other factors. Some trainers earn upwards of $125 per hour once they have a great deal of experience and have continued their education to include specialty and advanced...
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FAQ: How Do I Become A Certified Dog Trainer in Canada? dog training career frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020

ARE YOU ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR HELP TRAINING YOUR PUP AT HOME ON YOUR OWN?



To become a Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer in Canada, you need formal, science-based education. Anyone looking to hire a dog trainer is now looking for a dog trainer with credentials.

When investigating how to...

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FAQ: How Do I Become A Certified Dog Trainer? dog trainer education frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • To earn the title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, you need to successfully complete a 180-question multiple-choice exam and log a minimum of 300 hours training dogs.

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FAQ: What Do Dog Trainers Do? dog training career frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • A dog trainer is responsible for working with owners to create a unique training program to promote a dog's good behaviour. A few of the main duties of a dog trainer are identifying problem behaviours and developing training plans for the dog.

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FAQ: Is Being A Dog Trainer Hard? dog training career frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • Learning to be a dog trainer takes hard work and focus. Usually, people who want to become a dog trainer do so because they are passionate about helping dogs and their families. Formal education is where to start. Work hard, take continuing education and enjoy the dogs and people along the way.
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Dog Training As A Career dog training career Dec 17, 2020

As far as career options go, dog training is a powerful and rewarding choice for those who feel the need to help dogs develop strong and loving relationships with the humans they share their lives with.

With so many families inviting dogs into their homes to live life as part of their family, dog...

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FAQ: What skills do you need to be a dog trainer? frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • Patience, consistency, and excellent communication skills (both verbal and nonverbal) help a trainer to effectively teach their canine and human clients. The majority of dog trainers are self-employed, though some may work for a head trainer or as a part of a pet store's obedience training...
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FAQ: Is dog training a good career? frequently asked questions Dec 17, 2020
  • Dog training can be a viable part-time career option, allowing the trainer to keep the security of working a full-time day job while offering training services on nights and weekends. Once demand reaches a sufficient level, the trainer can make the transition from a part-time job to a full-time...
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