|09-12-2013 08:30 PM|
I think it takes a special person to train dogs/read dogs (certainly not saying you are not one of them!
I would find a trainer you can mentor under, one who's training ideas mesh with yours.
I know there are some places you can get certified, tho I don't have any links.
Depending on the training you want to do, I'd get out there with your dog and start titling.
For instance, I won't go to trainer for agility unless they've been there done that
I taught agility for a few years, but decided I needed to concentrate on my own dogs so gave it up..It was VERY rewarding tho, to get those 'newbies', and see them go out there and title their own dogs
So my suggestion, find a mentor, don't just talk the talk, walk the walk
|09-12-2013 07:38 PM|
I don't know if this fits here, but I wanted to ask...
As stated in the title...
I have been thinking a lot about my future (I'm a freshmen in college, and basically know that I will be an author and crazy dog lady who enjoys solitude ) But my passion is training dogs. I'm young, but I do know how to train dogs.
How to you become a certified trainer? Not for anything particular, just overall, does it take schooling? Some kind of testing? not saying this is what I'll pursue, but if I'm brave enough to ask, that means that it is something that I really want to do.
Just wondering if any of you dog-people would be able to answer my question