How do I become a dog trainer? What are some of my options?

  1. Learn from a reputable training academy

    If you have some money to spend, a dog training academy like the Karen Pryor Academy is a good option.

  2. Apprentice with a professional dog trainer

    Look up some positive reinforcement dog trainers and send inquiries asking if they are taking apprentices.

  3. Start working in a related field

    Working in an animal shelter, humane organization, as a dog walker, etc…will most likely give you exposure to trainers at some point, and experience with animals.

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