Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
one can never gain enough knowledge when it comes to dog behaviors and training.
Your 17 years old and I commend you for wanting to pursue something involving dogs especially. For people (clients who would want to hire you), to take you seriously, you need alot of 'education' and hands on experience when it comes to dogs.
I think others have given you suggestions to look for a schutzhund/training club , find a mentor, volunteer, train under someone who knows their stuff..The knowledge you can gain can only benefit what you want to do.
Again, I commend you for wanting to do this, knowledge is key.
Ozzie vom Kleinen Hain
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