Did you know the animal care and service industry is expected to grow up to 13% by 2028?¹ With our online program, you can begin working toward joining this growing job market - all from home at a pace that's right for you. As a dog obedience trainer, you can prepare to work for a dog obedience training facility, pet store, or run your own dog and puppy classes.
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
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Q. Can I make a career out of dog training?
A. It’s entirely possible to make a career out of dog training, whether you start your own training business or work for a pet store or dog training facility. With more and more people considering their furry friends to be close members of the family, their pet’s health and wellness is a priority. For dog owners, ensuring that their pup is trained and doesn’t show bad behavior is a vital part of raising a happy animal.
Q. Are dog trainers in demand?
A. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13% increase in available jobs in dog training by 2028.¹ That means there’s no better time than now to start preparing for a career as a dog trainer.
Q. What does being dog training involve?
A. Dog training courses cover essential topics such as how dogs learn, conditioning, housetraining and more. Through understanding the personality and social behavior of these animals, trainers are able to effectively plan out progressive training programs for clients.
Q. How long does it take to earn the Penn Foster College Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor diploma?
A. Penn Foster's self-paced, online Dog Obedience Trainer course can be completed in as little as six months or less.
Q. Will taking this course help me train my dog?
A. The course is designed to prepare students to train all manners of dogs, as well as to understand the different veterinary issues, behavioral problems, or training methods that work best with specific breeds. The Penn Foster Dog Obedience course can prepare you to train your own dog, though skills learned in the program may not be applicable to training other household pets.
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