Dog training is a booming industry and for good reason! More and more people are bringing dogs into their lives and need help making it all work. Not only that, but there is also a seemingly never-ending supplies of activities dog owners can partake in with their pups. From training tricks for titles, to the menagerie of dog sports to even taking dog-centric vacations or attending dog camps, people need their dogs to be well-trained more than ever!
Being a professional dog trainer and instructor requires far more than simply loving dogs. You really need to be able to connect with the owner. What are their needs? How can you best address them? Is there a way you can help them, and their dog be more in-sync and better understand one another? How can you avoid projecting your goals onto this team while still allowing them to flourish? When is it best to refer a potential client out to someone else?
Then there is business-side to this. Will this be something part-time or will it be your primary form of income? What are some realistic expectations you should set for yourself? What common pitfalls can you avoid, particularly as it relates to burnout, empathy exhaustion and overextending yourself?
How can you maintain your love for dogs while still trying to make a career of working with dogs and their owners? What are some of the options available to you as you carve out this new career path? How can you further develop your skills and understanding?
We will discuss this and so much more in this seminar.
We have applied for CEU approval through KPA and CPDT. Stay tuned
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Dianna L. Santos