My Journey To Becoming a Dog Trainer and Behaviorist – Now You Can Do It Too…
I was rapidly heading towards my 40’s… and knew it was time to make the jump to becoming a professional dog trainer and behaviorist.
Until then, I’d been sitting behind a desk with a career in middle management… a lifetime of helping my team sell as many cases of wine into supermarkets as possible.
I’m sure to some people that was the best job in the world. After all there were plenty of bottles of wine handed out as bonuses!
But I was so scared.
I was stuck in this job… it had become who I was. I was still so unsure of what I really wanted to do. But I was desperate for a change.
My life felt like sand falling through an egg timer…and it was running out!
You see…from an early age I’d dreamt of making a difference to people’s lives, and this simply didn’t feel like the life-changing impact I’d dreamt of.
Luckily I refused to settle for second best, and so I made the first step… I found help.
At the time I wasn’t sure exactly what I should become, so I began a search on the internet for careers advice online.
Within seconds I had stumbled upon this website that said it could tell if I was happy or not in my job by answering just a few questions. I decided to complete the questionnaire…
Amazingly the exact test is still on their site and so I’ve included a link here so you can do the same test!
Click here: Take The Career Health Test
And my results were very clear. It stated in no uncertain terms… “Yes, it is certainly time for something new!”
Fast forward 10 years to today and I don’t have a job or a career. I have a passion.
A passion that is fuelled by the knowledge that I now understand dogs in a way that very few people do.
And this knowledge allows me to help transform the often damaged and stressful relationship people have with their much loved dogs, turning it into an amazing loving bond that spans lifetimes.
There are many perks too…
One is financial. After all, people will pay very well if you really can help with their most loved pet. For many it is the living creature they love more than anything else.
However many of the other perks are non financial.
Dog training has taken me all over my country and given me the chance to meet the most amazing people. I’ve even been flown to other countries to work with some fascinating people.
I’ve visited the homes of multi billionaires, to people who barely have enough. And been lucky enough to meet some of the greatest sports stars, singers, actors and TV celebrities along the way.
After all…we all have dogs and we want the best for them.
But the biggest joy, by far, is still…
…being able to step into a situation, connect with a dog, and help out the dog who is more often than not, just being misunderstood.
When a dog owner realizes that the relationship I’ve struck up in an hour with their dog is a deeper, stronger, more respectful bond (in both directions) than they have achieved in years, they start to believe there is another way. A way out. A chance to move forward…
You give the owner hope. They can see that the dog is now happier, more relaxed and more compliant than they have ever been before.
Because a picture paints a thousand words.
And that’s what makes my heart sing. That’s what makes this a passion and not a career. It’s something I love to do, something I want to do. Something I live for.
Yes, people will pay well for my kind of help, but it’s not the money that motivates me. It’s the knowledge that I’m making a difference to both the people’s lives, and the dog’s life.
And that feels good.
But there’s still only one of me… and so many dogs who need help…
So now it’s time to get some more people onboard… time to make others who hear the calling become the person they’ve always dreamt of becoming.
People who truly want to help the dogs. People who love to help others, and people who are looking for a passion in life.
So if you are interested in finding out more about how to become a dog trainer then congratulations…
Because over the last two years my team and I have been putting together the most amazing training course – it really is like no other.
I won’t go into too much detail now, but just imagine that you could watch me at work in people’s homes, ask me any questions and be given the necessary help and advice to set up a successful dog training business from scratch.
All you have to do is CLICK HERE for more information on my new Dog Trainer Academy…
…and then standby as I’ll be in touch soon – with what it’s all about and how you can take YOUR next step.
~Doggy Dan 🙂