Did You Know...
Do a Google search for "Become a Dog Trainer” and you'll see you have a few options. You could complete a Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program, become a Professional Pet Dog Trainer, a Certified Dog Trainer... specialize in behavioral training, obedience training, agility training, vocational training, aversion training, rewards-based training, balanced training.
Try another profession. Do a Google search for “Become a Pet Groomer” - you'll find results for becoming a pet groomer, a professional pet stylist, a certified master pet technician...
We're not poo-pooing education. Knowledge is power! When looking for dog services providers, you'll find there are quite a few and they all differ from one another. Here are a few things to pay attention to when trying to find your perfect match:
Price, Service, Safety
Okay, but dogs are dogs. This shouldn't be this complicated!
It's not the dogs that complicate things - it's us humans! Everything is very subjective – the food we buy, the treats we provide, the commands we use, whether or not we consider a dog to be part of our family. No two dog owners are exactly alike so how can the dog service industry be cooker cutter?
Here's the point.
You don’t have to fall in love with the first dog service provider you meet. You don't have to agree with everything someone has to say. Do your research, ask questions, and find your pawfect match. As long as your puppy pal is safe, healthy, happy and loved, that’s all we here at Airdrie Puppy Pals could ever ask for. <3
Until next time, we'll see you at the dog park!
Here's a great article on how Ceser Milan became Cesar Milan "The Dog Whisperer". He developed his own methods from observation and gained credibility based on what people saw him do. Sometimes experience and passion can be just as powerful as any certificate or diploma. ;)