Do you have a desire to work with dogs and their human partners? Maybe you want to help rehabilitate shelter dogs so that they can be placed in their forever homes. Some new trainer’s actually want to learn to train dogs for law enforcement. Well you can do all those things so let’s discuss how to go about getting the training.
First of all your local dog trainer and maybe even some articles that you have read on the internet will tell you that it take years to be a good dog trainer. WRONG, it may take years to be GREAT however you can be a successful and effective dog trainer much quicker with the proper training.
Now i will agree that if you are going to teach yourself how to be a professional dog trainer it could take a long time. However today there are so many different ways to learn dog training including on-line, distance learning and of course by attending a dog training school for 6 – 12 weeks.
So which method is the best? The one that works for you and your pocket book. Of course going to a dog training school can be very expensive for the course as well as your other expenses including lodging for a few months. This is not an option for many future dog trainer they simply don’t have the money needed for this type of a program.
The next choice is a great distance learning program where you work directly with a trainer on a daily basis and that person can actually watch you training either through the power of the internet or via a video you send the trainer. This method has proven to be very effective.
Last but not least is the least expensive method that allows you to do your training following a program that is delivered on-line. Keep in mind that you still need access to a trainer to give you advice and answer questions.
The main thing to keep in mind to be a good dog trainer quickly is to take a course. There is no reason to try and re-invent the wheel by training yourself. That will take forever for you to be successful. Find a great trainer to be your teacher and mentor with follow up support even after you finish the training program.
If you want to be a trainer you can do it and start making money right away. So get out there and do it. Visit www.K9-University.com for more information.
About The Author: Wayne Booth is owner of Canine Behavior Specialists which is headquartered in Nashville, TN but serves clients all over the U.S.. If you have a dog with aggression, behavior problems or simply needs training feel free to contact him.
Wayne has also been teaching people how to become Professional Dog Trainers since 1990 and he is the Training Director of Canine Behavior Specialists Network. If you would like to become a Professional Dog Trainer he can get you started.