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DOG TRAINER: A typical day

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Elissa is a behavior counselor. She is a dog trainer that actually deals with behavior problems in dogs.

School: Academy of Art
Degree: Computer Arts
Job Title: Dog Trainer

Job Summary: Animal Trainers

Job Description

Animal care and service workers care for the needs of animals. They feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by National Dog Groomers Association of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$15,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Home, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Outdoor, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Empathy, Patience, People skills, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina

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m='12590'>who</span> <span m='12730'>are</span> <span m='12930'>biting,</span> <span m='13740'>barking,</span> <span m='15160'>jumping,</span> <span m='16270'>when</span> <span m='16420'>they're</span> <span m='16550'>at</span> <span m='16640'>their</span> <span m='16950'>wits</span> <span m='17310'>end,</span> <span m='18450'>and</span> <span m='18620'>I'm</span> <span m='18710'>there</span> <span m='18940'>to</span> <span m='19160'>help</span> <span m='19480'>solve</span> <span m='19800'>their</span> <span m='19950'>problems.</span> </p><p><span m='20970'>So</span> <span m='21890'>a</span> <span m='21990'>typical</span> <span m='22380'>day</span> <span m='22570'>for</span> <span m='22710'>me</span> <span m='22930'>would</span> <span m='23100'>be</span> <span m='23510'>basically</span> <span m='24110'>I</span> <span m='24180'>wake</span> <span m='24450'>up,</span> <span m='24780'>a</span> <span m='24850'>lot</span> <span m='25060'>more</span> <span m='25890'>paperwork</span> <span m='26640'>and</span> <span m='26880'>phone</span> <span m='27120'>calls</span> <span m='27630'>than</span> <span m='27790'>there</span> <span m='27930'>actually</span> <span m='28230'>is</span> <span m='28480'>dog</span> <span m='28690'>training.</span> <span m='30040'>I</span> <span m='30880'>will</span> <span m='31070'>go</span> <span m='31290'>out</span> <span m='31440'>to</span> <span m='31820'>two</span> <span m='31990'>or</span> <span m='32100'>three</span> <span m='32350'>clients</span> <span m='32790'>a</span> <span m='32850'>day's</span> <span m='33180'>houses</span> <span m='34080'>and</span> <span m='34600'>work</span> <span m='34830'>with</span> <span m='35000'>them</span> <span m='35180'>and</span> <span m='35260'>their</span> <span m='35370'>dogs</span> <span m='35890'>in</span> <span m='36040'>the</span> <span m='36110'>home</span> <span m='37450'>and</span> <span m='37680'>help</span> <span m='38010'>to</span> <span m='38370'>resolve</span> <span m='38810'>issues.</span> </p><p><span m='39720'>Generally</span> <span m='40400'>somebody</span> <span m='40610'>will</span> <span m='40750'>call</span> <span m='40920'>me</span> <span m='41070'>up,</span> <span m='41880'>they'll</span> <span m='42190'>tell</span> <span m='42350'>me</span> <span m='42440'>what</span> <span m='42590'>their</span> <span m='42690'>problem</span> <span m='43020'>is</span> <span m='43150'>with</span> <span m='43280'>their</span> <span m='43390'>dog.</span> <span m='43770'>We'll</span> <span m='44110'>discuss</span> <span m='44510'>it</span> <span m='44600'>over</span> <span m='44770'>the</span> <span m='44880'>phone</span> <span m='46020'>and</span> <span m='46170'>then</span> <span m='46290'>decide</span> <span m='46590'>to</span> <span m='46650'>make</span> <span m='46830'>an</span> <span m='46890'>appointment.</span> <span m='47690'>Then</span> <span m='47840'>I'll</span> <span m='47970'>come</span> <span m='48160'>out</span> <span m='48340'>to</span> <span m='48430'>their</span> <span m='48580'>house.</span> <span m='49160'>We</span> <span m='49620'>usually</span> <span m='50030'>spend</span> <span m='50360'>about</span> <span m='50620'>two</span> <span m='50810'>hours</span> <span m='51330'>initially</span> <span m='52010'>discussing</span> <span m='52530'>the</span> <span m='52610'>problems,</span> <span m='53200'>training</span> <span m='53580'>their</span> <span m='53710'>dog,</span> <span m='54590'>and</span> <span m='54730'>setting</span> <span m='55070'>up</span> <span m='55610'>a</span> <span m='55630'>plan</span> <span m='56540'>for</span> <span m='56630'>the</span> <span m='56710'>future.</span> <span m='57200'>And</span> <span m='57380'>usually</span> <span m='58240'>people</span> <span m='58620'>work</span> <span m='58920'>for</span> <span m='59550'>four,</span> <span m='59830'>five,</span> <span m='60190'>six</span> <span m='60450'>sessions</span> <span m='60920'>with</span> <span m='61080'>me</span> <span m='61910'>over</span> <span m='62390'>a</span> <span m='62440'>series</span> <span m='62960'>of</span> <span m='63210'>months</span> <span m='64200'>to</span> <span m='64620'>figure</span> <span m='65060'>out</span> <span m='65680'>how</span> <span m='65900'>to</span> <span m='66380'>work</span> <span m='66630'>with</span> <span m='66770'>their</span> <span m='66870'>dog</span> <span m='67260'>and fix</span> <span m='67470'>their dog's</span> <span m='67790'>problems.</span> </p><p><span m='69050'>I</span> <span m='69120'>actually</span> <span m='69430'>started</span> <span m='69950'>in</span> <span m='70130'>a</span> <span m='70250'>totally</span> <span m='70760'>different</span> <span m='71570'>career</span> <span m='71810'>path.</span> <span m='72120'>I</span> <span m='72160'>was</span> <span m='72340'>a</span> <span m='72400'>multimedia</span> <span m='73070'>artist.</span> <span m='74380'>And</span> <span m='74600'>I</span> <span m='74670'>happen</span> <span m='75100'>to</span> <span m='75760'>get</span> <span m='75970'>a</span> <span m='76040'>dog</span> <span m='76230'>from a</span> <span m='76330'>shelter</span> <span m='76650'>that</span> <span m='76900'>had</span> <span m='77090'>a</span> <span m='77150'>lot</span> <span m='77340'>of</span> <span m='77380'>behavior</span> <span m='77760'>problems.</span> <span m='78270'>And</span> <span m='78520'>I</span> <span m='78650'>was</span> <span m='79200'>volunteering</span> <span m='80180'>at</span> <span m='80270'>a</span> <span m='80310'>humane</span> <span m='80640'>society</span> <span m='81090'>in</span> <span m='81150'>Berkeley,</span> <span m='81900'>and</span> <span m='82510'>I</span> <span m='82890'>started</span> <span m='83300'>to</span> <span m='84000'>shadow</span> <span m='84660'>their</span> <span m='84880'>main</span> <span m='85335'>training</span> <span m='86110'>person.</span> <span m='86860'>And</span> <span m='87050'>then</span> <span m='87270'>after</span> <span m='87580'>that</span> <span m='87870'>I</span> <span m='88450'>started</span> <span m='88860'>to</span> <span m='88970'>work</span> <span m='89270'>at</span> <span m='89460'>the</span> <span m='90830'>Oakland</span> <span m='91920'>animal</span> <span m='92200'>services</span> <span m='92850'>at</span> <span m='92970'>the</span> <span m='93370'>shelter</span> <span m='94270'>volunteering</span> <span m='94860'>my</span> <span m='94980'>time</span> <span m='95260'>there.</span> <span m='95870'>And</span> <span m='96090'>then</span> <span m='96550'>from</span> <span m='96730'>there</span> <span m='97050'>I</span> <span m='97110'>started</span> <span m='97460'>taking</span> <span m='97760'>clients</span> <span m='98260'>and</span> <span m='98570'>working</span> <span m='99080'>my</span> <span m='99230'>way</span> <span m='99470'>up</span> <span m='101130'>the</span> <span m='101500'>stack,</span> <span m='101880'>so</span> <span m='102050'>to</span> <span m='102130'>speak.</span> </p><p><span m='102810'>I</span> <span m='103350'>actually</span> <span m='103710'>attended</span> <span m='104410'>a</span> <span m='105020'>six</span> <span m='105380'>week</span> <span m='105640'>school.</span> <span m='107000'>I</span> <span m='107110'>did</span> <span m='107950'>another</span> <span m='108430'>four</span> <span m='108650'>week</span> <span m='109030'>school</span> <span m='109790'>training.</span> <span m='111060'>So</span> <span m='111240'>there's</span> <span m='111420'>a</span> <span m='111480'>lot</span> <span m='111720'>of</span> <span m='111830'>different</span> <span m='112130'>schools that</span> <span m='112450'>I</span> <span m='112570'>went</span> <span m='112820'>to</span> <span m='113140'>after</span> <span m='113670'>my</span> <span m='113850'>initial</span> <span m='115170'>jump</span> <span m='115490'>into</span> <span m='115770'>the</span> <span m='115990'>career</span> <span m='116490'>path</span> <span m='116770'>that</span> <span m='116880'>I</span> <span m='116980'>chose.</span> </p><p><span m='118310'>If</span> <span m='118380'>you</span> <span m='118510'>want</span> <span m='118650'>to</span> <span m='118710'>be</span> <span m='118860'>a</span> <span m='118910'>dog</span> <span m='119140'>trainer,</span> <span m='119610'>I</span> <span m='119750'>think</span> <span m='120060'>that</span> <span m='120230'>one</span> <span m='120400'>of</span> <span m='120470'>the</span> <span m='120540'>first</span> <span m='120850'>things</span> <span m='121070'>you</span> <span m='121210'>should</span> <span m='121420'>do</span> <span m='121680'>is</span> <span m='121830'>either</span> <span m='122120'>to</span> <span m='122860'>volunteer</span> <span m='123350'>yourself</span> <span m='123830'>at a</span> <span m='123930'>shelter.</span> <span m='125000'>You</span> <span m='125150'>could</span> <span m='125410'>volunteer</span> <span m='125950'>yourself</span> <span m='126550'>as</span> <span m='126920'>a</span> <span m='127460'>training</span> <span m='127870'>assistant</span> <span m='128410'>to</span> <span m='128639'>one</span> <span m='128860'>of</span> <span m='128919'>the</span> <span m='129020'>trainers</span> <span m='129570'>in</span> <span m='129669'>the</span> <span m='129800'>area.</span> <span m='130100'>They</span> <span m='130270'>always</span> <span m='130699'>need</span> <span m='130979'>assistants.</span> <span m='132560'>You</span> <span m='132790'>could</span> <span m='132990'>work</span> <span m='134190'>with</span> <span m='134360'>a</span> <span m='134430'>groomer</span> <span m='135210'>or</span> <span m='135260'>maybe</span> <span m='135500'>at</span> <span m='135630'>a</span> <span m='135700'>vet</span> <span m='135890'>hospital,</span> <span m='136520'>but</span> <span m='136870'>really</span> <span m='137100'>to</span> <span m='137180'>get</span> <span m='137370'>the</span> <span m='137490'>hands</span> <span m='137850'>on</span> <span m='138530'>work</span> <span m='138920'>with</span> <span m='139070'>as</span> <span m='139200'>many</span> <span m='139470'>dogs</span> <span m='139810'>as</span> <span m='139910'>you</span> <span m='140020'>can.</span> </p><p><span m='141080'>At</span> <span m='141190'>that</span> <span m='141430'>point</span> <span m='141760'>if</span> <span m='141850'>you</span> <span m='141960'>really</span> <span m='142210'>like</span> <span m='142430'>what</span> <span m='142550'>you're</span> <span m='142640'>doing,</span> <span m='142980'>I</span> <span m='143010'>think</span> <span m='143210'>it would</span> <span m='143330'>be a</span> <span m='143470'>really</span> <span m='143710'>good</span> <span m='143910'>idea</span> <span m='144340'>to</span> <span m='144820'>pick</span> <span m='145060'>one</span> <span m='145220'>of</span> <span m='145320'>the</span> <span m='145420'>schools</span> <span m='146130'>that's</span> <span m='146400'>out</span> <span m='146600'>there.</span> <span m='147100'>There's</span> <span m='147280'>a</span> <span m='147350'>few</span> <span m='147660'>online</span> <span m='148080'>schools</span> <span m='148590'>and</span> <span m='148720'>then</span> <span m='148850'>there's</span> <span m='149140'>a</span> <span m='149310'>few</span> <span m='150010'>in</span> <span m='150190'>person,</span> <span m='150680'>brick</span> <span m='150870'>and</span> <span m='150970'>mortar</span> <span m='151280'>schools</span> <span m='151630'>for</span> <span m='151740'>you</span> <span m='151860'>to</span> <span m='151920'>actually</span> <span m='152190'>go</span> <span m='152390'>to</span> <span m='152590'>physically.</span> <span m='153710'>And</span> <span m='154050'>any one</span> <span m='154470'>of</span> <span m='154570'>those</span> <span m='154830'>options</span> <span m='155210'>would</span> <span m='155290'>be</span> <span m='155440'>really</span> <span m='155670'>good.</span> </p><p><span m='156840'>And</span> <span m='156990'>then</span> <span m='157160'>from</span> <span m='157330'>there</span> <span m='157560'>on</span> <span m='157740'>you</span> <span m='157860'>pretty</span> <span m='158120'>much</span> <span m='158450'>just</span> <span m='159450'>go</span> <span m='159730'>and</span> <span m='159830'>go</span> <span m='160050'>and</span> <span m='160150'>go</span> <span m='160350'>and</span> <span m='160430'>go.</span> <span m='160690'>But</span> <span m='160810'>a</span> <span m='160900'>lot</span> <span m='161340'>of</span> <span m='161460'>us</span> <span m='161780'>started</span> <span m='162290'>with</span> <span m='163180'>mentors</span> <span m='163990'>that</span> <span m='164160'>we</span> <span m='164280'>would</span> <span m='164440'>shadow</span> <span m='165080'>as</span> <span m='165280'>we</span> <span m='165380'>would</span> <span m='165550'>go</span> <span m='165720'>along.</span> <span m='166190'>And</span> <span m='166300'>so</span> <span m='166380'>we'd</span> <span m='166490'>pick</span> <span m='166730'>somebody that</span> <span m='166960'>had</span> <span m='167110'>already</span> <span m='167330'>been</span> <span m='167510'>in</span> <span m='167610'>the</span> <span m='167710'>industry</span> <span m='168090'>for</span> <span m='168210'>10</span> <span m='168430'>years</span> <span m='169140'>and</span> <span m='169350'>then</span> <span m='169600'>shadow</span> <span m='169950'>behind</span> <span m='170390'>them,</span> <span m='170760'>help</span> <span m='171070'>them,</span> <span m='171490'>follow,</span> <span m='172160'>ask</span> <span m='172860'>for</span> <span m='172990'>advice,</span> <span m='173470'>et</span> <span m='173720'>cetera.</span> </p><p><span m='174340'>So</span> <span m='174650'>I</span> <span m='174780'>think</span> <span m='175060'>that</span> <span m='175260'>if</span> <span m='175570'>I</span> <span m='175950'>were</span> <span m='176180'>to</span> <span m='176590'>take</span> <span m='176820'>a</span> <span m='176850'>step</span> <span m='177080'>back</span> <span m='177360'>and</span> <span m='177490'>look</span> <span m='177680'>at</span> <span m='177790'>what</span> <span m='178010'>I</span> <span m='178070'>wanted</span> <span m='178400'>to</span> <span m='178530'>learn</span> <span m='178830'>when I was younger,</span> <span m='179420'>I</span> <span m='179560'>would</span> <span m='179680'>have</span> <span m='179910'>gone</span> <span m='180150'>into</span> <span m='180350'>4-H,</span> <span m='180950'>I</span> <span m='181020'>probably</span> <span m='181300'>would've</span> <span m='181600'>worked</span> <span m='181860'>with</span> <span m='182000'>more</span> <span m='182180'>animal</span> <span m='182510'>husbandry,</span> <span m='183620'>I</span> <span m='183710'>probably</span> <span m='184300'>would</span> <span m='184430'>have</span> <span m='184530'>taken</span> <span m='184960'>more</span> <span m='185640'>science</span> <span m='186060'>classes.</span> <span m='186370'>I</span> <span m='186430'>took</span> <span m='186630'>a</span> <span m='186690'>lot.</span> <span m='186960'>I</span> <span m='186990'>was</span> <span m='187140'>going</span> <span m='187250'>to</span> <span m='187310'>be</span> <span m='187400'>a</span> <span m='187450'>science</span> <span m='187830'>major</span> <span m='188160'>and</span> <span m='188300'>then</span> <span m='189160'>dispelled</span> <span m='189860'>that</span> <span m='190070'>idea</span> <span m='190510'>later.</span> <span m='190910'>But</span> <span m='191420'>I</span> <span m='191530'>probably</span> <span m='191780'>would've</span> <span m='192010'>stuck</span> <span m='192270'>with</span> <span m='192460'>it</span> <span m='192610'>in</span> <span m='192760'>college</span> <span m='193760'>And</span> <span m='194640'>did</span> <span m='194870'>more</span> <span m='195060'>of the</span> <span m='195180'>hard</span> <span m='195430'>sciences.</span> <span m='196050'>But</span> <span m='196180'>yeah,</span> <span m='196380'>definitely</span> <span m='196860'>I</span> <span m='196900'>would've</span> <span m='197870'>done</span> <span m='198110'>4-H,</span> <span m='198340'>I</span> <span m='198820'>would've</span> <span m='199080'>worked</span> <span m='199390'>with</span> <span m='199590'>more</span> <span m='199800'>animals</span> <span m='200280'>as</span> <span m='200420'>a</span> <span m='200460'>younger</span> <span m='200920'>child,</span> <span m='202120'>and</span> <span m='202310'>then</span> <span m='202470'>when</span> <span m='202640'>I</span> <span m='202690'>went</span> <span m='202970'>into</span> <span m='203030'>college,</span> <span m='203420'>I</span> <span m='203440'>would've</span> <span m='203620'>stuck</span> <span m='203880'>with</span> <span m='203980'>the</span> <span m='204060'>sciences</span> <span m='204600'>longer.</span> </p>","file":{"id":424506,"video_id":"3622193614001","name":"2675-Elissa-DogTrainer1","duration":205613,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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