Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Dog Trainer is $12.92
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dog Trainers?
An entry-level Dog Trainer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.15 based on 21 salaries. An early career Dog Trainer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.63 based on 182 salaries. A mid-career Dog …Read more
What Do Dog Trainers Do?
While dog trainers may work with dogs on a near-daily basis, they may also be responsible for "training" their owners, who care for their dog outside of the trainer's domain. These trainers are tasked with training wild and crazy dogs to become more tame, which requires unique skills, extreme determination and patience, and, of course, a genuine love for animals.
A minimum of an associate's degree from an accredited institution is generally required for this position, and an individual must …Read more
- Conduct classes or private lessons to teach owners how to train and develop better relationships with their dogs.
- Schedule and advertise class and private lesson times, locations, and prices.
- Observe and evaluate dog behaviors to determine the best training methods or solutions to behavioral problems.