Switching To A Career In Dog Training

If you are unhappy with your current career path and have a passion for dogs, a career as a dog trainer may be a perfect fit. In webinar recording I go over everything involved in becoming a dog trainer to help you better understand the industry and know what to expect so you can really decide if dog training is right for you.

3:48 My story
14:10 Life as a dog trainer
16:33 Considerations
28:42 How much money can you make
34:00 How to make the switch
30:10 Facts about the dog training industry
42:13 Ways to get educated
47:32 The FernDog Trainer Academy
53:48 Tour of the FernDog Trainer Academy members area

There really is nothing like getting up every day and loving what you do. Too many people go through life disliking their job (80%!!!!!). You only get one chance at this life so lets make it count. You don’t want to end up looking back and regretting what you didn’t do.

The cool thing is you can love what you do and get paid for it. If you love dogs, than dog training could be for you. Personally, I love getting up and going to work every day and wish I made the move to become a dog trainer a long time ago.

Here’s what’s great about being a dog trainer:
1. Get to spend your days with dogs
2. Get to be of service to others
3. Make your own schedule
4. Get to be your own boss

There are some things you need to consider as well.
1. No medical benefits
2. No vacation or sick days
3. Unpredictable income
4. It takes time to build a business

If you understand and accept these things you can then go on to work on making your new career a success – but do take some time to consider these things carefully.

To be successful as a dog trainer you need:
Education – initial and ongoing
Dedication – working hard day in and day out
Motivation – to keep going at tough times

One thing I’ve learned is that if you work hard, are passionate about what you’re doing, and never give up there’s nothing you cannot do.

Here are some things you can do to make the switch to dog training:
1. Don’t quit your day job unless you’ve got money to fall back on
2. Start your education in your “free” time
3. Work part time in a dog related business or volunteer at a rescue or shelter
4. Find a mentor (the more the better)

There’s a big difference between a dog trainer and a successful dog trainer. You want to make sure you’re setting yourself up to really excel. This takes time, hard work and dedication but if you can do it you will LOVE your job and enjoy every single day helping people and dogs.

If you’re interested in making the move and starting a career as a dog trainer, I would love to help you on your journey. Head over to and learn more.

Best of luck.

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