Dog lovers often fall in love with their companion animal and wish it had a second income as well. A big challenge here is not just understanding the job, as the work is not straightforward at times. You are also working for a big company (or maybe not) and you need to consider other people and their expectations as well as that of your dog. All of these things require a certain degree of skill. Your dog does not come with a fixed price tag as does with most other jobs.
Do your best to be a team player, that is, put together a plan to accomplish your goal by a reasonable deadline.
Be careful to not start on a “one-off” or “no-time-is-all” basis, or try to force an immediate payday. If you make less than $60, you will likely need to quit before you can begin again with a new client or when you need to take a break to recharge.
Dogs often work better if you let them make their own schedule. I would recommend an early morning start, if you can fit it into the schedule, where the pet can do everything themselves but that you should offer your support. It is also very important for the employee to have a dog training background, since the dog has to learn to be a team player so as to keep the partnership and the overall goal alive.
How can I make a living from working as a dog trainer?
I do not recommend being an entrepreneur and having a business without at least being an “associate at heart”. I think it is important to have an “associate at heart” since you are trying to find a client base that has some money to give. But once you are at the point that you are able to work for yourself, and your clients give you an “associate at heart” status, and you have built up some income, you probably can afford a company that has been approved for Small Business Administration (SBA) approval. But you should definitely know some SBA rules so you can prepare yourself in advance of that possibility. The only problem with SBA is you need to submit all the documents that they require from you and have a budget to document your finances and income/loss.
Are there any other dog training companies? Can I use Dog Training Company?
What about other companies doing canine employment like Dog Training Company? Some companies will do a one-time session that includes food, training, and a dog, but