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Become A Dog Trainer

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Working As A Dog Trainer

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $58,210

    Average Salary

What Does A Dog Trainer Do At Petco

* Provide quick and courteous service to all Petco customers by determining their needs and sharing product knowledge to suggest the appropriate merchandise to satisfy them, and by effectively employing suggestive selling techniques to increase individual sales
* Complete cash register transactions as well as customer carry-out service consisting of merchandise weighing up to but not exceeding 50 pounds per trip
* Assist in the loading, unloading and stocking of merchandise according to established procedures in order to ensure that the store is well stocked and that inventory counts are accurate.
* Ensure that store animals, birds, reptiles and fish receive the highest quality care, are maintained in habitats that are clean, safe and secure and that all reasonable and required steps are taken to maintain their good health.
* Alert store management immediately if any animal, reptile, bird or fish is abused, in need of medical attention or other special care
* Perform routine housekeeping tasks as required to maintain the professional image and appearance of the store, to include sweeping/mopping the floors, dusting, washing the windows, facing the merchandise on the shelves.
* Assist store management in the opening/closing of the store as needed, to include the accurate completion of required paperwork.
* Participate in the completion of quarterly and annual physical inventory counts.
* Adhere to and promote established safety and loss prevention procedures

What Does A Dog Trainer Do At Biscuit & Bath

Providing Total Wellness to All Dogs Integrating all new dogs into the supervised care environment (NDI) Providing Behavior Evaluations (BE) for all high potential clients Providing Walk Assessments (WA) for all dog walking dogs Managing and promoting weekly Puppy Play Groups, Ask the Trainer and other events Discussing total wellness with all training and high potential clients Training Dogs Teaching Private Lessons Teaching Group Classes Administering Train and Plays (including timely follow-up reports to parents, including a video link sent via e-mail) Developing Business Consistent and enthusiastic communication with parents in person and via the phone and e-mail including reporting to parents on NDIs, BEs, WAs and PPGs Documenting all conversations and keeping track of the highest priority clients Working closely with General Managers to determine the highest priority clients to focus on Developing & Educating Associates Training Behavior Counselors to ultimately become Senior Behavior Counselors Working with dog care staff to enhance dog safety and happiness Other Managing and maintaining training equipment Ensuring that each location is stocked with all training supplies (e.g. books, retail inventory) Maintaining education standard you must earn 12 hours of CEUs per year if you are a CPDT

What Does A Dog Trainer Do At The Dog House Pet Salon Inc.

* The role of this position is to talk to clients, recommend the appropriate program that fits their wants and needs with their dog, train their dog and the owner themselves.
* The responsibilities include but are not limited to working with the training dogs, update clients on their dogs progress, talking to potential training clients, travel to homes for in house training, cleaning up after dogs, taking dogs on field trips off sight, answering the phone, and checking in non-training dogs

What Does A Dog Trainer Do At Kirkwood Community College

* duties as assigned.

What Does A Dog Trainer Do At Petco

* Acting as a subject matter expert for Petco's Positive Dog Training Program, products, services and in-store promotions
* Promoting, conducting and instructing all current dog training curricula
* Be a genuine Petco ambassador who exemplifies the Petco culture and values in all communications and interactions.
* Coaching, encouraging and motivating dogs and pet parents
* Effectively deliver formal presentations
* Achieve Dog Training goals by offering creative Training solutions
* Strong ability to inspire and motivate self and others.
* Assisting in the loading, unloading and stocking of merchandise
* Ensuring that store animals receive the highest quality care and are maintained in clean, safe and secure habitats
* Promoting established safety and loss prevention procedures

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How To Become A Dog Trainer

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree, and most need related work experience.


Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree. Specialists may have a variety of education backgrounds, but many have a bachelor’s degree in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design. Others may have a degree in business administration or a social science, such as educational or organizational psychology.

In addition, as technology continues to play a larger role in training and development, a growing number of organizations seek candidates who have a background in information technology or computer science.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Related work experience is important for most training and development specialists. Many positions require work experience in areas such as training and development or instructional design, or in related occupations, such as human resources specialists or even teachers.

Employers may prefer to hire candidates with previous work experience in the industry in which the company operates. However, some employers may hire candidates with a master’s degree in lieu of work experience. Increasingly, employers prefer candidates with experience in information technology, as organizations introduce more e-learning, mobile training, and technology-based tools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many human resources associations offer classes to enhance the skills of their members. Some associations, including the Association for Talent Development and International Society for Performance Improvement, specialize in training and development and offer certification programs. Although not required, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Some employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.


Training and development specialists may advance to training and development manager or human resources manager positions. Workers typically need several years of experience to advance. Some employers require managers to have a master’s degree in a related area.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Training and development specialists must evaluate training programs, methods, and materials, and choose those that best fit each situation.

Creativity. Specialists should be creative when developing training materials. They may need to think of and implement new approaches, such as new technology, when evaluating existing training methods.

Instructional skills. Training and development specialists often deliver training programs to employees. They use a variety of teaching techniques and sometimes must adapt their methods to meet the needs of particular groups.

Interpersonal skills. Specialists need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaboration with instructors, trainees, and subject-matter experts. They accomplish much of their work through teams.

Speaking skills. Speaking skills are essential for training and development specialists because they often give presentations. Specialists must communicate information clearly and facilitate learning by diverse audiences.

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Dog Trainer Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Italian

  • German

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Thai

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Dakota

  • Braille

  • Mandarin

  • Dari

  • Urdu

  • Chamorro

  • Korean

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Real Dog Trainer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Dog Trainer Dog Days Daycare Center LLC Hillsborough, NJ Sep 21, 2016 $42,303
Dog Trainer Dog Days Daycare Center LLC Hillsborough, NJ Oct 30, 2015 $34,769
Dog Trainer Dog Days Daycare Center, LLC Hillsborough, NJ Jan 26, 2015 $34,769
Dog Trainer David C. Randall DVM, Pa Naples, FL Jul 08, 2015 $28,500

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Top Skills for A Dog Trainer


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Top Dog Trainer Skills

  1. Dog Training Classes
  2. Basic Obedience
  3. Behavior Issues
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Excelled at communicating with pet parents while teaching dog training classes.
  • Trained dogs' basic obedience so they could better get adopted from the shelter.
  • Trained shelter dogs in basic manners, as well as overcoming behavior issues.
  • Provided excellent customer service by handling complaints in the absence of the kennel supervisor.
  • Position held: Held the rank of sergeant and worked as a military police dog handler in Guam and Thailand.

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