Work With Dogs
Are you interested in improving the lives of dogs and the people who love them? If so, a dog training career may be right for you. Becoming a dog trainer can be a rewarding career in more ways than one.
Professional dog trainers teach pet owners how to train their own dogs, which improves their human-animal bond. The improvement of the human-animal bond is essential for the happiness and well-being of both dog and owner.
Whether you choose to work at an animal shelter helping dogs become more adoptable or open your own dog training business, this career path affords you the satisfaction that most careers don’t. Whichever dog training career path you choose, formal education and hands-on training experience can help get you there.
Common Questions About A Dog Training Career
Why You Should Become a Dog Trainer Today
The 2015/2016 National Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) says 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. They also show that pet industry expenditures are rising. They estimate $62.75 billion dollars will be spent in 2016—an increase of nearly 4% from the previous year.1
Get Paid Doing What You Love
Professional dog trainers have the opportunity to earn money while working with animals and helping people. For many, this represents the best of all possible worlds. Imagine getting paid for doing something you love.
Own Your Own Business
ABC understands that many people dream of being their own boss. This dream can become your reality because there are relatively low start-up costs necessary to create a dog training business of your own. With ABC, you will not only learn how to become a dog trainer, but you’ll also be given step-by-step instructions on how to start a dog training business.
Please note: No school can guarantee you employment or success after you graduate. We can, however, give you many of the tools you may need.
Earn Part-Time Income
Earning a part-time income as a dog trainer can be accomplished by working part-time in your own dog training business or working part-time for an established company. For example, many pet stores offer dog training classes in the evenings or on weekends. Training dogs in the evenings or on weekends allows you to keep your present job or continue with school while still pursuing a career you love.
Where Dog Trainers Can Work
As a dog trainer, you may have the opportunity to work at a variety of locations, such as:
- Pet retail stores
- Established dog training organizations
- Animal shelters
- Veterinary hospitals
- Established dog walking organizations
- Your own business
Please note that no school can offer any type of guarantee as to whether a graduate will find employment. Animal Behavior College makes no promises or guarantees about employment.
1. American Pet Products Association