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Dog Trainer

What is it?

Dog trainers teach dogs to obey commands and perform specific tasks.

What will I do?

Train dogs to obey commands by giving rewards, train dogs to perform useful functions in stock work, chemical detection, police work, defence forces and customs, run dog training classes, teach owners the best way to care for their dogs.

Is it right for me?

If you enjoy fitness, interacting with animals and people, enjoy training and are patient and perservant - then yes!

How do I get there?

You can work as a dog trainer without formal qualifications, but employers usually like year 10 qualifications. The National Dog Trainers Federation offers Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training.

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