D'Elle Posted January 20, 2005 Report Share Posted January 20, 2005 Ok, I don't know if anyone here would have any comments on this or not. But today I interviewed for a job as a dog trainer with a company that is just starting up here. I have trained all of my own dogs in obedience and also taught them to do many other fancy and not-so-fancy things, and I have, over the years, trained many other dogs for other people, just in basic first-level obedience. My experience comes from several classes taken, working with my own dog and others, and having read a fair bit on training - techniques that I agree with and those I do not. I think I am good at training a dog in the most simple basic obedience that most people with pets would want. And I am poretty good at dealing with most basic behavior problems, as long as the dog is not seriously psychotic and not vicious. I have never competed in obedience, nor wanted to. I have never placed an ad for my services or attempted to get people to pay me to train their dogs; people have always approached me, often when they see me with my dog in public. Often I have helped people train their dogs for free; occasionally they have paid me. I never thought to work for a training company. I would love have a job in which I get sent to people's homes to help them train their dogs. It sounds great. However, I know nothing of this kind of business, and so am wondering if there is anything that I should watch out for, or be cautious about, in taking this job. Anything I should know in advance about the company? Has anyone here had experience with this kind of thing? I am interested in any words of advice, warning, or wisdom that anyone has. thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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