Have you ever dreamt of working with dogs?? Have you ever wanted to train cute puppies??
Quit thinking dog training is nothing more than playing with dogs and puppies.
I've worked with hundreds of people who aspired to become dog trainers, unfortunately not all of them are training dogs right now.
Wanna know why? They thought dog training was going to be easy. They got enamored with the idea of cuddling with puppies and training dogs to play dead. Once reality sets in however, different story. Once the puppy keeps them up at night; Once the dog tries to bite them; once the dog requires more work than a little bit of petting and kisses, that's when many realize dog training is just another job.
Being a dog trainer is very rewarding, only if your heart is in it and you're willing to do the work.
There are frustrating days, but dog trainers love that challenge.
There are difficult dogs and unruly puppies, but dog trainers love the transformation process.
And yes, there are difficult clients, but dog trainers, the successful ones that is, like helping people.
When I first started training dogs I put in over 12 hours per day. It was constant, it was exhausting, it was painful, but it was definitely worth it. Many dog trainers I've had the privilege to work with have had similar experiences. Whether you work for yourself or for someone else, you have to realize that dog training is work. It requires physical stamina, creativity, the willingness to continue learning and the ability to push outside of your comfort zone.
Oh, and if you're one of those people who say "I want to train dogs because I don't want to work with people", you need to get over that fast! Dogs don't write checks, people do. Dogs don't tell their friends how good you are, their owners do.
I know I sound a bit pessimistic to some and that's GOOD! if what you've read this far is making you think twice about training dogs, that's good. I've accomplished my goal! If you're more excited because of what you've read this far, then chances are you're ready for one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.
So let's go over this again:
In my radio announcement voice...
Have you ever dreamt of working with dogs?? Have you ever wanted to train cute puppies?? Have you ever dreamt of working in a field where you can help people and their dogs create a stronger bond while at the same time earning a good paycheck?
If the answer is "YES", the dog training industry is looking for hard working candidates that are not afraid to work hands on with ALL KINDS of dogs and people.
The ideal candidate has excellent work ethics, is good with people and is willing to work long hours improving their training and communication skills.
The starting pay may be low at first but has infinite potential.
This ad is pretty spot on in regards to requirement. Please consider this path carefully before you invest years and money to get started.
"...this is my dream-job, and I still, once a week, want to set myself on fire" -Daniel Tosh.