Tag: Become a Dog Trainer

The Fast-Growing Dog Trainer Job Market

An animation of a woman training a dog

For those who love canines, becoming a dog trainer may seem like fulfilling a lifelong dream: spending all day with the creatures they love while also providing a valuable service to both the animal and its owner. But like with any potential profession, prospective dog handlers may wonder what their job prospects are like. There’s… Read more »

Benefits to Becoming a Master Dog Trainer

Dogs and their trainers await instruction

If you’re considering getting into the field of dog training, you may be interested in just one specialty at first. After a few years, however, you may want to add more skills, which will require more training. Instead, consider becoming a master dog trainer at the outset of your career to save time, learn more… Read more »

Will I be Able to Train Dogs after I take a Trainer Course

Occasionally someone will ask, “Will I be able to train dogs after I take a trainer course?” We know the vast amount of effort and material that is put into our dog trainer courses, so we want to give a resounding, “Yes.” Yet, the adage sneaks into the equation.  “You can lead a horse to… Read more »

What You’ll Learn in a Behavior & Obedience Dog Trainer Program

No matter what specific dog training you’re interested in, you’ll need to use proper behavior and obedience techniques to have dogs work with you in a positive manner. Understanding why dogs act the way they do, what motivates the dog into acceptable action, and how to make corrections to their behavior is essential for a… Read more »

Life as a Student at the Dog Trainer College

Let’s attempt to illustrate what a typical day looks like at Conifer Canine’s Dog Trainer College.  But, one of the advantages of attending the dog trainer school is that no two days are exactly alike. Once you decide to become a professional dog trainer, apply online here. We’ll get back with you ASAP with your… Read more »

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!)

Dogs and their trainers await instruction

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 »