Before diving into your dream career, check out what I wish I knew before becoming an animal behavior consultant
It’s taken a lot of hard work to get where I am today. And, as I look back on my career, I’ve realized that it didn’t have to be as hard as it was.
The animal training and behavior fields are unregulated in the United States. And that means that there’s not a clear path forward so most of us have had to piecemeal together an education.
And that means I’ve made mistakes along the way that could have been prevented.
My goal for you as you’re beginning your dream career is to get started on the right foot with the knowledge you need to prevent those mistakes I made. And this video is just the beginning.
Tips 1, 2, 4, 5, & 9 are things I teach my students all of the time to increase success with their clients. They’re what keep folks coming back, get you more referrals, and let you help more pets and their people while making more money. Who doesn’t want that?!
It’s unfortunately pretty easy to burn out of this field because of the types of cases you’ll get. I’ve been there, and I don’t want you to get there too. So tips 3, 7, & 8 are all about how to maintain your mental health to keep you in the profession- doing what you love- longer.
Animal behavior consulting is so much more than teaching skills and talking to people. I could have prevented a lot of mistakes if I had known that sooner in my career! Tips 6 & 10 whet your whistle about what else you need to know to be successful– skills that other programs aren’t talking about.
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