What does a Pet Trainer do?
Pet trainers provide a range of training services for domestic animals, primarily focusing on dogs. They may work with animals individually or as a group. Specific types of teaching they provide include obedience training, etiquette around humans and other animals, and housetraining. They may also train pets to be service animals. They provide support for behavior modification to address issues such as separation anxiety and food aggression. Their priority is to establish a safe and comfortable training environment that allows for a positive interaction with the animal.
Pet trainers commonly have experience as an animal trainer, groomer, or veterinary assistant. They should have extensive experience working with animals and a thorough understanding of pet psychology and behavior. Certification as a pet trainer or completion of a related training program is an advantage.
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Pet Trainer Insights
“I’ve always felt very supported at GDB and really enjoy the team I work with.”
“Owners were really nice and wanted the best for everyone”
“You get to work with amazing animals and teach them how to do incredible things.”
“I could make my own schedule and got to take care of all kinds of beautiful animals.”
“Once I went full time they offered paid vacation and sick time which is unheard of in this industry.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a pet trainer
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