Own your own dog training business
Many professional trainers choose to start their own businesses seeing private clients, conducting training walks, providing day training and teaching public classes. While owning your own business isn’t the right fit for everyone, it does allow for a flexible schedule, the ability to be your own boss, and a desirable income.
Add training services to your existing business
Dog walkers, pet sitters, and daycare providers find they are better able to meet the training needs of their clients by offering day training services, adding training walks, and providing private consultations. Managing group behavior is no easy task, but a thorough understanding of dog behavior and behavior modification can keep things running smoothly in the most safe and rewarding way possible. We recommend adding to your group management credentials and skills by also attending the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy.
Focus your efforts in shelters or rescues
Behavior and Training programs in shelters and rescues are an essential element to the organization’s success in placing and keeping dogs in new homes. Design and implement behavior modification plans, enrichment programs, and adoption training plans. Provide adoption counseling, follow-up training and consulting, and teach public classes, volunteer classes, and seminars.
Bring behavioral support to your veterinary practice
Vets are often first responders when it comes to client concerns about puppy behavior and issues with their dogs. Meet this need by adding behavior consultations to your list of services in addition to easing waiting room stress, and keeping clients and staff safe and happy during exams and procedures.
Provide service dog training and Animal Assisted Therapy
After completing DTIA’s comprehensive, in-depth course in dog behavior, animal learning, client coaching, and hands-on cue training, continue your education by enrolling in a service dog specific course like the excellent one at Service Dogs Inc.’s Trainers Academy.