So You Want to be a Dog Trainer?

Dog training is a tremendously rewarding career! One should remember, for the most part, training is a service profession. You will be working with people who happen to have dogs. In other words, you are working with animals but you are primarily teaching their Humans. With that said, if you are Interested in pursuing dog training as a career, but aren’t sure where to start? Give us a call’ we’d love to discuss your options and help you decide if this is a feasible profession for you.

Training dogs usually means teaching humans to train their own dogs, so you should be a people person. You should also love learning, be patient, and be able to work with a variety of learning styles. As a Dog Trainer Apprentice with Breedmaster Dog Training, you will play an absolutely vital role in our family. While learning here, you will get hands-on practice working dogs of all sizes, Training from Basic Obedience to Group class, Service/Therapy to Private, AKC Good Citizen to Advanced and Personal/Family Protection to Off Leash! While learning how to take care of and run a kennel. Our Dog Trainer Apprenticeship is a comprehensive training program to prepare you for a new life as a Dog Trainer. Apply today, and let’s see if you can fit into our Dog Training Family.


Upon acceptance, apprentice applicant must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess or obtain a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work in an environment with animal hair and/or dander
  • Have tolerance for noise level in a kennel environment with appropriate ear protection
  • Be open to learning and working in front of peers, mentors, and Clients
  • Have mental flexibility and be able to function while in a potentially stressful environment
  • Have professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a cooperative team player
  • Be able to function independently and accomplish work with little supervision
  • Interact professionally with co-workers and the general public
  • Be physically fit and have stamina to handle 80 pound canines for 8 hours per day
  • Possess critical thinking skills and be able to make quick decisions in emergency situations

At completion of Program, Apprentice graduate should have:

  • Working knowledge of basic health care, grooming, and husbandry for canines
  • Working knowledge of training techniques, theories, and behavior modification tools
  • Skills in reading canine communication and reacting appropriately
  • Extensive Breed Knowledge
  • Comprehension of canine temperament, behavior issues, body Language, problem solving
  • Canine training techniques and tailor training plans for each canine based on age, sex, temperament, breed, size, etc.
  • Canine Behaviorist
  • Animal and Canine Husbandry
  • Working knowledge of equipment available
  • Ability to mentor and/or teach Clients