Tag: Become a Dog Trainer

Three Prerequisites to consider about Becoming a Dog Trainer.

Good dog trainers don’t just put treats in a bag, walk over to the dog and the dog miraculously does what the trainer desires.  It takes more than that. Here are a few thoughts (outside the box) to consider.  If you want to become a dog trainer, read on! Let’s look at three prerequisites to… Read more »

Dog Trainers Teach Dogs (and Owners!)

Dog Trainer Courses Indiana

If you are thinking about becoming a dog trainer, or are currently enrolled in dog trainer courses, then you’re already halfway there—yes, we said halfway. Part of being a dog trainer is, of course, working with the dogs and understanding their behaviors. But the other part is working well with the dog owners. Keep in… Read more »

What to Consider Before Becoming a Dog Trainer

Dog trainer Running with a Dog During a Class

So, you love dogs, but have you ever considered taking that next step to become a dog trainer? Becoming a dog trainer can be a wildly fulfilling career but there are some things to consider before taking the plunge. You must be good with people too! When becoming a dog trainer, you may think you… Read more »

Why “Sit” Matters in Dog Training

Teaching Your Dog to Be Obedient Starts with Sit

Many know of the traditional “sit” command, but not many know why it’s essential for successful dog training.This simple exercise serves as a stable foundation for all obedience training. Why is “sit” so important for dogs to learn? During the training process, dogs are able to make the connection between the “sit” command and being… Read more »

Owning a Challenging Dog Can Make You a Skilled Trainer

our Experience with Your Challenging Dog Will Make You a Good Trainer

Owning a dog is a wonderful experience, but owning a difficult dog can make that experience more challenging. However, if you have found that you’ve conquered those challenges as an owner, then you may have what it takes to become a certified dog trainer. By working with your difficult, but loyal companion at home, you… Read more »

How Technology Could Teach an Old Dog New Ways

Technology can teach old dogs new ways

People have been using the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” for years now. It suggests that, by the time a person or pet reaches a certain age, they can’t be taught to change their behaviors and learn new ways to act. But a study that was done in Vienna, Austria recently… Read more »

Service Dogs Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

Service Dog for PTSD Suffers

There are many war veterans who are, unfortunately, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service to the country. PTSD is a very serious mental health issue that can make it extremely difficult for those who suffer from it. They can have trouble going about their everyday lives, and in worst-case scenarios,… Read more »

Dog Trainer Certification Matters

Is it important for dog trainers to be certified?  Yes. Is it important where dog trainers receive their certification?  Yes! Yes! Your graduation certificate is only as good as the institution who gave it.  Therefore, your potential clients want to know that you attended and passed a trainer course from a reputable school.  As one… Read more »

Differences of Opinion and Phraseology

One thing that confuses budding dog trainers is the differences of opinion among dog trainers. If you’ve had the unfortunate lot of “too many chiefs and not enough Indians,” then you’re in for some frustration and even aggravation. Most trainers with experience will be able to get to the finished product.  However their methods of… Read more »

Become a Certified Dog Trainer in 2017

Does your current job have you down? Do you love dogs? With the new year just around the corner, maybe it’s time to make a change! Maybe you should choose a more fulfilling career path and become a certified dog trainer! A new year means a new you, so what better time to make a… Read more »