COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED 2018
Are you considering a career as a professional dog trainer? Get the inside scoop from internationally recognized trainer/behavior specialist Nicole Wilde. You will get advice, tips, how-tos (and how-NOT-tos), along with specific, step-by-step instructions and resources, all presented in a down-to-earth, humorous manner.
This step-by-step guide contains invaluable resources for the aspiring or established professional dog trainer:
• What it is really like to work with dogs--and their owners
• can you make a living training dogs? (Oh, yes!)
• how to get an education (hint: It doesn't necessarily involve school)
• setting up your business
• advertising and marketing essentials
• creating a website and engaging on social media
• dealing with difficult clients
• running group classes
• in-home training
• phone tips
• safety tips
• trainer etiquette
• products & tools you should not be without
• an extensive Resources section
• and much more!
This 3rd edition has been completely revised and updated with all of the latest and most pertinent information for aspiring trainers.
What experts are saying about So You Want To Be A Dog Trainer 3rd Edition:
A definite MUST-READ for any aspiring dog trainer!& --Jean Donaldson, author The Culture Clash
Training dogs is really not that difficult. However, training their owners and running a successful business is an entirely different story. If you want to succeed in the dog training business, you must read this book! --Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian, animal behaviorist, author, and founder of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Nicole Wilde is the award-winning author of eleven books including Help for Your Fearful Dog, So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, and Don't Leave Me! She lectures worldwide on canine behavior, writes for Modern Dog magazine, the Huffington Post, and her own Wilde About Dogs blog. She co-stars in the DVD Train Your Dog: The Positive Gentle Method;. Nicole is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and the Advisory Board for the Victoria Stilwell Academy. She is a popular speaker at the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and other conferences. Her background includes twenty-plus years of working with wolves and wolfdogs in rescue, and she is considered an expert on the subject. Nicole is also a photographer and digital artist who donates her time photographing rescue dogs to improve their chances of adoption, and donates her artwork to help animals in need.