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FAQ: How Do I Become A Certified Dog Trainer? dog trainer education frequently asked questions Dec 16, 2020

Becoming a Professional Pet Dog Trainer requires formal education such as what is offered at Good Dog Academy.

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...

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FAQ: What Do Dog Trainers Do? dog training career frequently asked questions Dec 16, 2020

A dog trainer is responsible for working with owners to create a unique training program to promote a healthy owner/dog team.

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 16, 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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FAQ: What skills do you need to be a dog trainer? frequently asked questions Dec 16, 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 16, 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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FAQ: Can you make a living as a dog trainer? frequently asked questions Nov 18, 2020

Dog trainers have high earning potential depending on whether they develop their own business, the facility they work at, the experience they have and the special skills they're able to deliver.

Some dog obedience trainers can make over $60,000 yearly, and up to $125 per hour.

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FAQ: How long does it take to get certified as a dog trainer? frequently asked questions Nov 18, 2020

This number depends on the student and dog's previous experience and time they have available to train together.

A Dog Trainer Certificate should include thorough and broad-based education including theory, first aid and practical work.

This is for a foundation certificate.

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