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5 Common Misunderstandings About Dog Training

5 Common Misunderstandings About Dog Training

“My dog knows better – he’s been to training class. I love him, but he’s just plain stubborn.” People who sign up for a dog training course want to help their puppy or dog become a happy member of their household and a great canine citizen. However, there are a few...

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Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Self-Care in Dog Training

Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Self-Care in Dog Training

As a dog trainer, you help people and their dogs overcome challenges to live their very best lives together. It’s an incredible thrill knowing you are in a profession where your skill and guidance are changing lives for the better. However, it’s important to recognize...

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Finding Your Dog Training Niche

Finding Your Dog Training Niche

What makes you stand out from other dog trainers – and why do you need to? Even if you love everything about dog training, you’d need to clone yourself five times over to support every single dog owner with every need they might have. With all the special areas of...

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3 Key Elements for Happiness in Your Dog Training Career

3 Key Elements for Happiness in Your Dog Training Career

The science is clear. If you want to live a fulfilling life, it sure helps to love what you do for work.  Working for a paycheck won’t cut it these days. Because most people’s personal and professional lives blend together, it’s important that your professional work...

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What Is Imposter Syndrome?

What Is Imposter Syndrome?

Have you ever felt in awe of other dog trainers and worry that your own accomplishments just aren’t at the same level? If you know you do good work, but constantly feel like you’re skating along on sheer luck, it’s possible you are struggling with something many top...

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Is There a Degree for Dog Training?

Is There a Degree for Dog Training?

Are you pondering how to turn your fascination with dogs and your drive to help people and their pets into a profession? You already know that some animal careers like veterinary medicine take years of higher education, but what about others, like dog training?  Great...

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How to Start a Career Working With Dogs

How to Start a Career Working With Dogs

Do you love dogs? Would you like to turn your love for dogs into a fulfilling career? Are you already a pet professional who wants to expand your knowledge and skills? There are many career opportunities for people who want to work directly with dogs. You’ll find...

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