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HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL BEHAVIOR TRAINER: Never Know What's Coming Through The Door

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Anika describes her job working with both pets and people, her educational pathway and revealing how much people skills you need for the job.

Degree: Zoology/Animal Biology
Job Title: Animal Behavior Trainer
Employer: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

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
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$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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<span m='12610'>that's</span> <span m='12880'>the</span> <span m='13210'>exciting</span> <span m='13710'>thing</span> <span m='13930'>about</span> <span m='14140'>working</span> <span m='14540'>in</span> <span m='14620'>an</span> <span m='14720'>animal</span> <span m='15080'>shelter,</span> <span m='15560'>because</span> <span m='15920'>you</span> <span m='16040'>never</span> <span m='16300'>know</span> <span m='16480'>what's</span> <span m='16700'>coming</span> <span m='17000'>through</span> <span m='17160'>the</span> <span m='17290'>door.</span> <span m='18600'>But</span> <span m='18780'>I</span> <span m='18880'>do</span> <span m='19300'>a</span> <span m='19420'>lot</span> <span m='19980'>of</span> <span m='20390'>management</span> <span m='21010'>of</span> <span m='21140'>our</span> <span m='21260'>volunteers.</span> <span m='22080'>So</span> <span m='22430'>training</span> <span m='22880'>our</span> <span m='22980'>volunteers,</span> <span m='23800'>and</span> <span m='23980'>setting</span> <span m='24230'>up</span> <span m='24350'>their</span> <span m='24510'>schedule,</span> <span m='25710'>because</span> <span m='26240'>we</span> <span m='26340'>have</span> <span m='26480'>several</span> <span m='26820'>hundred</span> <span m='27140'>of</span> <span m='27260'>them</span> <span m='27500'>that</span> <span m='27700'>come</span> <span m='27970'>in</span> <span m='28280'>to</span> <span m='28730'>walk</span> <span m='29140'>with the</span> <span m='29210'>dogs,</span> <span m='29670'>and</span> <span m='29820'>play</span> <span m='30000'>with</span> <span m='30160'>the</span> <span m='30240'>cats</span> <span m='30690'>on</span> <span m='30800'>a</span> <span m='30860'>weekly</span> <span m='31200'>basis.</span> </p><p><span m='32900'>And</span> <span m='33130'>then</span> <span m='33250'>I</span> <span m='33330'>interact</span> <span m='33800'>with</span> <span m='33910'>the</span> <span m='33990'>public</span> <span m='34370'>a</span> <span m='34420'>lot,</span> <span m='34910'>so</span> <span m='35330'>I</span> <span m='35440'>help</span> <span m='36420'>people</span> <span m='36820'>that</span> <span m='36950'>have</span> <span m='37130'>adopted</span> <span m='37640'>dogs</span> <span m='37940'>or</span> <span m='38010'>cats</span> <span m='38420'>from</span> <span m='38590'>us</span> <span m='38850'>that</span> <span m='38980'>are</span> <span m='39060'>having</span> <span m='39440'>behavior</span> <span m='39940'>issues</span> <span m='41000'>over</span> <span m='41190'>the</span> <span m='41280'>phone,</span> <span m='41750'>or</span> <span m='41860'>in</span> <span m='41890'>person,</span> <span m='42680'>or</span> <span m='42870'>via</span> <span m='43140'>email.</span> <span m='44580'>And</span> <span m='44780'>then</span> <span m='44930'>I</span> <span m='45010'>do</span> <span m='45260'>a</span> <span m='45340'>lot</span> <span m='45720'>of</span> <span m='45980'>one</span> <span m='46270'>on</span> <span m='46440'>one</span> <span m='47830'>evaluations</span> <span m='49080'>and</span> <span m='49310'>work</span> <span m='49630'>with</span> <span m='50020'>the</span> <span m='50100'>dogs</span> <span m='50400'>and</span> <span m='50490'>cats</span> <span m='50820'>in</span> <span m='50980'>the</span> <span m='51070'>shelter.</span> <span m='51940'>So</span> <span m='52510'>trying</span> <span m='52790'>to</span> <span m='52850'>figure</span> <span m='53130'>out</span> <span m='53360'>if</span> <span m='53520'>there</span> <span m='53760'>are</span> <span m='53830'>safe</span> <span m='54270'>for</span> <span m='54540'>adoption</span> <span m='55600'>or if</span> <span m='55880'>they</span> <span m='56000'>need</span> <span m='56230'>more</span> <span m='56430'>work.</span> <span m='57790'>Then</span> <span m='57910'>we</span> <span m='58020'>try</span> <span m='58200'>to</span> <span m='58260'>help</span> <span m='58560'>them</span> <span m='58850'>and</span> <span m='58990'>get</span> <span m='59180'>them</span> <span m='59300'>ready</span> <span m='59670'>to</span> <span m='59790'>be</span> <span m='59940'>adopted.</span> <span m='61110'>So</span> <span m='61770'>it's</span> <span m='61930'>a</span> <span m='62000'>lot</span> <span m='62250'>of</span> <span m='63100'>split</span> <span m='63570'>between</span> <span m='63970'>working</span> <span m='64269'>with</span> <span m='64640'>animals</span> <span m='65120'>and</span> <span m='65200'>working</span> <span m='65430'>with</span> <span m='65590'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='66400'>My</span> <span m='66480'>career</span> <span m='66940'>and</span> <span m='67040'>educational</span> <span m='67780'>path</span> <span m='68200'>was</span> <span m='68530'>mostly</span> <span m='69220'>science</span> <span m='69670'>based.</span> <span m='70520'>So</span> <span m='71380'>I</span> <span m='71510'>went</span> <span m='71770'>to</span> <span m='72290'>undergraduate</span> <span m='73320'>and</span> <span m='74050'>got</span> <span m='74250'>a</span> <span m='74300'>bachelor's</span> <span m='74780'>of</span> <span m='74880'>science</span> <span m='75530'>in</span> <span m='75760'>animal</span> <span m='76130'>biology.</span> <span m='77330'>And</span> <span m='77590'>I</span> <span m='77640'>knew</span> <span m='78070'>I</span> <span m='78180'>wanted</span> <span m='78630'>to</span> <span m='78940'>do</span> <span m='79130'>something</span> <span m='79620'>in</span> <span m='79720'>behaviors,</span> <span m='80340'>so</span> <span m='80570'>I</span> <span m='80690'>specialized</span> <span m='81620'>in</span> <span m='81830'>animal</span> <span m='82160'>behavior</span> <span m='83180'>with</span> <span m='83430'>my</span> <span m='83560'>degree.</span> <span m='84550'>And</span> <span m='84820'>then</span> <span m='85140'>after</span> <span m='85860'>college,</span> <span m='86330'>I</span> <span m='86510'>was</span> <span m='87230'>looking</span> <span m='87620'>for</span> <span m='88640'>jobs,</span> <span m='89230'>and</span> <span m='89510'>then</span> <span m='89800'>found</span> <span m='90110'>out</span> <span m='90400'>about</span> <span m='91430'>the</span> <span m='91530'>position</span> <span m='92460'>and</span> <span m='92550'>behavior</span> <span m='93330'>at</span> <span m='93540'>the</span> <span m='93650'>animal</span> <span m='93930'>shelter</span> <span m='94265'>at</span> <span m='94600'>the</span> <span m='95010'>Peninsula</span> <span m='95070'>Humane</span> <span m='95410'>Society.</span> <span m='96000'>So</span> <span m='97250'>that's where</span> <span m='97380'>I've</span> <span m='97510'>been</span> <span m='97650'>ever</span> <span m='97820'>since.</span> <span m='98670'>I</span> <span m='98760'>definitely</span> <span m='99440'>wish</span> <span m='99740'>I</span> <span m='99820'>knew</span> <span m='101510'>how</span> <span m='101990'>many</span> <span m='102340'>people</span> <span m='102650'>skills</span> <span m='103080'>this</span> <span m='103320'>job</span> <span m='103730'>takes.</span> </p><p><span m='104970'>I</span> <span m='105080'>think</span> <span m='105290'>a</span> <span m='105410'>lot</span> <span m='105670'>of</span> <span m='105820'>people</span> <span m='106220'>going</span> <span m='106450'>into</span> <span m='106680'>the</span> <span m='106780'>animal</span> <span m='107220'>field,</span> <span m='108160'>they</span> <span m='108280'>do</span> <span m='108450'>it</span> <span m='108550'>because</span> <span m='108840'>they</span> <span m='108960'>love</span> <span m='109190'>the</span> <span m='109250'>animals.</span> <span m='109830'>They</span> <span m='109920'>want</span> <span m='110130'>to</span> <span m='110170'>help</span> <span m='110460'>animals.</span> <span m='111870'>But</span> <span m='112110'>actually,</span> <span m='112740'>a</span> <span m='112870'>lot</span> <span m='113150'>of</span> <span m='113260'>what</span> <span m='113400'>I</span> <span 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