Dog trainers are usually self-employed so their income depends on the success of their business. Starting out, they are likely to charge a lower rate and have fewer clients.
Typically, dog trainers earn between $31,000 and $45,000 a year. Some established trainers may earn more than this.
Source : Dog Guru, 2016.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Dog trainers may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Dog trainers need to have :
Because most dog trainers run their own businesses, they also need business, management and marketing skills.
Dog trainers :
There are no specific requirements to become a dog trainer.
However, a qualification in animal care, animal behaviour, zoology or psychology is useful, in addition to experience working with animals and people.
Useful subjects include science subjects, maths and English.
Dog trainers need to be :
Voluntary or paid work with animals is useful for dog trainers. This could include :
Dog trainers need to be strong enough to control large dogs.