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How to Become A Dog Trainer


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You can see it everywhere! Making a living is both fun and possible as a professional dog trainer. The dog training industry is unregulated. Certification helps you to stand out and has many benefits, including marketing, networking and continuing education.

While you’re considering certification, or working on completing it, here are the basic steps to become a dog trainer:

  • Learn the body language of dogs and their emotions
  • Shadow other dog trainers to get hands-on experience
  • Find a qualified mentor. Find a local mentor to teach you how to do it. Look for training facilities that reward their trainees. Avoid trainers who use language about “dominance,” “pack…

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