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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2008, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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How do I go about this

I have been very intrested in training dogs for a career. I have no clue how to go about this. I do have some experience in dog training. If anyone has any tips on how to get started I'd love to hear them! Thanks in advance


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 11:10 AM
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http://www.nadoi.org/ would be a good place to start.

You could also go the PetSmart/Petco route and go through their program.

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oh ok thanks. I'll check them out. .


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I forgot to mention what kind of obedience training I was intrested in. I am intrested in eventually being able to specialize in protection and police k-9 training, or service k-9 training. So do you think that petsmart or petco dog training programs would help me get to where I want to be in this field?


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 08:28 PM
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I'm not sure how you would go about getting in that line of training, for general training i would say get plenty of experience. If you've never taken a dog to obedience classes it would be a good idea. I'm not sure how the training program at pet smart/pet co works. But getting a job training in a place like that for awhile would be a good idea. then you can branch out on your own and you can put that you used to work there. i would think people would be more willing to hire someone that says they used to work in a pet store, even tho all of us on here know this means nothing, but most people think you need to be knowledgeable to work in a pet store. If you don't want to work at a pet shop you could possible goto the animal shelter and ask to spend some time with some of there dogs. I'm sure they wouldn't say no to someone trying to make the dogs a little more adoptable, especially if they don't have to pay you for it.



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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 08:52 PM
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Call a K-9 service trainer in your area and ask if they are seeking apprentices.
The link I gave you should also help you in pursuing your overall goal.

I would not go the Petsmart/Petco route.
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I am not wanting to start from a petshop nothing personal just alot of things happen there that I would not want to wittness personally. I have fully trained a certified california service animal one time for a friend. But all I have left of the proof is the paper saying that I trained the dog. I tried to contact the people on the website you gave me Leo I am now waiting for a relpy.


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