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Assistance Dog Training

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by JSummers4, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. JSummers4

    JSummers4 PetForums Newbie

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Hey everyone,

    My name is Josh and I'm 19 years old. Ever since I was a child, I’ve wanted to work with dogs; it’s just something that I’ve always been drawn to. I volunteered a few years back at a local dog training school. Whilst there, I learnt an unbelievable amount about training dogs, I read many books that I had recommended to me, I attended many workshops, it was a very positive experience.

    I’ve realised that I would love to follow the path of training assistance dogs, as not only will I be working with dogs, I’ll also be helping people. I’m just after some advice on the best way to enter this career.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Kind regards,
  2. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2007
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    I believe that most of the organisations training assistance dogs, prefer to train their trainers their way, so You may not need a great deal of previous experience. I would think there is a lot of competition for each vacancy, but contact them direct, see what they say. the one i can think of off the top of my head, support dogs - based in sheffield, canine partners for independence - based in portsmouth (I think) hearing dogs - selby & somewhere else. Shame you just missed crufts as they usually have a presence there.
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