So, You want to Start Your Own Dog Training Business?
Deciding to start your own dog training business can be an enormous endeavor for those who have no experience in the industry. However, starting your own dog training or dog related business can be a rewarding and fulfilling career! Learning to train dogs and their owners, and helping owners resolve problem behaviors takes some skill, understanding, and experience.
The pet industry in the United States and many other countries is growing. For example, Americans own more pets than they ever have before. Growth in the industry is resulting both from increasing pet ownership as well as from amplified spending per pet. Pet owners more and more view their pets as part of the family and are willing to spend money even during difficult economic times.
According to the American Pet Product Association (APPA), Americans spent approximately $53.3 billion on pet products and services in 2013, an increase of 4.5% over 2012. The industry has shown growth each year since 1994.
Based on the statistics, now is definitely a great time to get involved and start your own dog training business. There are skills and resources that you will need in order to be successful and make your dog training career an enjoyable one. Becoming certified as a trainer through a reputable School for Dog Trainers is critically important to the success of your new dog training business. Even though the dog training industry is one that is unregulated, having a solid understanding of training methodologies and of canine behavior modification is vital to the success of your dog training business. Historically, those who “hang out a shingle” and start a dog training business without the proper knowledge, skills, and experience soon find that their client base is non-existent and their dream of being a professional dog trainer is over before it begins.
Other skills that are important for your new dog training business include: solid verbal and non-verbal communication skills, understanding how to start and operate your new dog training business, marketing and advertising, as well as some legal requirements.
Our School for Dog Trainers will provide you with all the tools that you need to start your own dog training business. Our School for Dog Trainers gives you the information you need as well as the practical, hands-on experience that is required to become a professional dog trainer. Our courses are designed to immerse you in a strong, reputable dog training business so that you have an opportunity to see the “inner workings” of an established dog training business. Whether you are looking to train and rehabilitate pet dogs for owners, work within a vet or shelter, begin a commercial detection business, train protection dogs, or start a police k9 training business, our courses will give you all the tools that you need to become a successful, professional dog trainer.
If you are interested in becoming a dog trainer or want to start your own dog training business contact us to see if our School for Dog Trainers courses are right for you. We welcome questions and are glad to schedule tours of our school upon request. For more information call us at 866.200.2207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org