The basis of any career in Dog Training; is deeply rooted in one’s passion and love for animals. It’s never easy to change careers without having a plan. There is an amazing, fulfilling joy that one receives while working in a job that helps families to enjoy great times with their beloved pets. Once the decision has been made to become a dog trainer, in Toronto, Canada, a wealth of opportunities will be opened up across various animal networks.
The first step involves self-education. In addition to having owned or raised puppies, one should have some experience or minimal knowledge of how to train a dog in behavioral interactions, socialization aptitudes and approach strategies. The second step includes gaining on-the-job drills through dog-sitting and dog-walking. It’s vital that one understands the differences between various breeds. The third step, ultimately, remains for one to become known as a dog trainer within a particular community. One would eventually develop a business plan for marketing purposes, in order to attract more clients.
If one chooses to open a Dog Training business, a salary for this type of job may range from $25,000 to $40, 000 per year, depending on how many clients are acquired. One’s skills must be upgraded in order to remain actively current within the industry. Demographics play a huge factor in the growth of such a business.
By contrast, one may choose to work as a dog trainer for a pet-care organization, pet retail store, veterinary facility, animal hospital, mobile dog rescue service, kennel breeding location, doggy day-care, overnight dog boarding center, security dog companies or dog shelter such as the Toronto Humane Society.
View examples of recommended Ontario-based educational courses below:
Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers
Ottawa Canine School
ICS Dog Obedience Trainer Instructor Course
DogTrainingCareers.com Canine Correspondence Course
Useful VIDEO links are posted below:
Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team
Fern Dog Training – Switching Careers
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