A career training service dogs?
August 23, 2009 3:47 PM Subscribe
Need info about a career training service dogs.
posted by reticulatedspline to Work & Money (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine is convinced that a career training service dogs is what he really wants out of life. I remain dubious for a number of reasons both general and specific to him, but told him I'd query the hive mind for more info.
A few questions he had about it:
a) How does one get started in this kind of career. What training/education do you need and where do you get it? Where would you go to look for job openings?
b) Any insights into what it's really like on a day by day basis? He is interested because he loves animals. Is it really a fun get-to-hang-out-with-dogs-all-day sort of thing, or more boring and repetitive? Having trained 3 of my own dogs I can honestly say that if training service dogs is anything similar, it's definitely not my idea of a good time.
c) What's the pay like?
d) Is it an easy career to find a job in?