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How do you suggest I start earning money training dogs?

I definitely have the love for the animal and a fair knowledge of behavior as I have grown up with dogs, retain everything I hear or read about them, am fascinated by them, have trained my own dogs under the guidance of other trainers. I can certainly train any dog to do basic, beginning obedience. What do you suggest for someone wanting to train others people/dogs for money? BTW, I am in California. That may make a difference in your answers.

Asked By: Amber - 10/14/2007
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Good for you, Amber. Training dogs (and people too!) can be fascinating... More
Answered By: Dogs'n'trike - 10/14/2007
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I believe in California you have to have a license or a kennel license in order to train others dogs for profit.
Answered By: Jeannette V - 10/14/2007
 
If you are old enough to work at a pet store, try filling out an application at Petco. They actually have trainers connected with their stores, and I don't think they have to be old. They might even have some sort of class you would take, but not too sure.
Answered By: PRINTS - 10/14/2007
 
You need to shadow a professional trainer for at least 4-6 months, preferrably a year. Otherwise, you probably won't be taken seriously. Just becaue you have trained your own dogs, are you ready to train someone else's? If you are interested in training as a career, you can go to a dog training school. Read all the dog... More
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Answered By: WHITNEY05 - 10/14/2007
 
Find an obedience training club in your area.Join the club and then volunteer to assist in the training classes. See if you really want to teach and deal with some of the people you will encounter... More
Answered By: hunterdog57 - 10/14/2007
 
I learned to train dogs by going to a school. I graduated a Canine Psychologist, Canine Behaviorist & Master Trainer. Specializing in Police dogs, Guard dogs, Personal protections dogs, Tracking dogs, Substance detection, building search & so on... More
Answered By: bluebonnetgranny - 10/14/2007
 
I think it would be a good idea to volunteer your time with a respected and experienced trainer, shelter, or even a vet. Read all you can, watch videos,etc... Starting any business is not easy. Reputation and experience is everything. One needs to advertise and have good personal skills too. Good luck!
Answered By: Bad Dog - 10/14/2007
 
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