What does a Pet Trainer do?

Pet trainers provide a range of training services for domestic animals, primarily focusing on dogs. They may work with animals individually or as a group. Specific types of teaching they provide include obedience training, etiquette around humans and other animals, and housetraining. They may also train pets to be service animals. They provide support for behavior modification to address issues such as separation anxiety and food aggression. Their priority is to establish a safe and comfortable training environment that allows for a positive interaction with the animal.

Pet trainers commonly have experience as an animal trainer, groomer, or veterinary assistant. They should have extensive experience working with animals and a thorough understanding of pet psychology and behavior. Certification as a pet trainer or completion of a related training program is an advantage.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
3%
5 - 7
0%
8+
92%

Pet Trainer Seniority Levels

L2
Pet Trainer
CA$47,844/yr
L3
Pet Trainer Supervisor
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L7
Head Pet Trainer
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Veterinarian
6% made the transition
Veterinary Technician
87% made the transition
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Pet Trainer Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$47,844 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$32k
Median: CA$48k
CA$71k
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