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This 3rd edition has been completely revised and updated with all the latest resources and the most important information for aspiring trainers!


Do you love dogs? Do you want to become a professional dog trainer, but aren't sure where to start? You're in the right place!


Is working with dogs your dream job? You can make dog training your career, but you need to know how to go about it. I've trained dogs professionally for 30 years, and for the last 20, have written books and presented seminars for aspiring and current dog trainers. I'm here to share what works. You'll get my best advice, tips, how-to's (and how not-to's!), along with specific, step-by-step instructions, and resources to guide you even further. It's all presented in an easy to follow, down-to-earth, and sometimes even humorous manner.


Topics include:

  • What it's really like to work with dogs...and their owners
  • Can you make a living training dogs? (Oh, yes!)
  • Getting an education (Hint: It doesn't necessarily involve school)
  • Setting up your business
  • Advertising and marketing essentials
  • Creating a website and engaging on social media
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • Running group classes
  • In-home training
  • Handling inquiries to make the sale
  • Safety tips
  • Trainer etiquette
  • Products & tools you should not be without
  • An extensive Resources section

...and much more!


Buy now and get started on the road to becoming a professional trainer!


"Training dogs is really not that difficult. However, training their owners and running a successful business is an entirely different story. If you want to succeed in the dog training business, you must read this book!”
— Ian Dunbar, Founder of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers


"Overflowing with useful information. A definitely MUST-READ for any aspiring dog trainer!”
— Jean Donaldson, author The Culture Clash

So You Want to be a Dog Trainer (Train the Trainer series Book 1)


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