Continuing on from our previous post with an experienced trainer and business owner Brydie Charlesworth, we asked her for her outlook on being a business owner and if her experience with The National Dog Trainers Federation helped her in any way.
Like all of our graduates that we continue to keep in contact with or they decide to keep in contact with us, we look to ask them why they do what they do. Brydie again struck a core as she explains that
“Nothing makes me happier than a happy dog and owner who are in a cohesive relationship. Seeing a new bond form between the dog and the owner where the dog feels heard and the owner understands how to communicate properly with their dog brings me so much joy”.
Brydie graduated with her Certificate Three of Dog Training and Behaviour and we wanted to know how completing her course made a difference in her career. Brydie explains how “her career was underway” prior to completing her course, but she does admit that “it’s opened more doors for me and allowed me to help more dog owners.”
Brydie continues as she tells:
“Gaining the certification has paved the way for me to be able to complete more business goals that I have set. It also introduced me to a lot of knowledgeable trainers who I’ve been able to seek help from when needed.”
Thanking her for being so genuine and honest with her responses we decided to close the interview with the question any cliché writer would ask,
“What is one piece of advice you would give someone looking to become a dog trainer themselves”
“To study the Certificate 3 in Dog Training and Behaviour through NDTF and do some work for another trainer to get plenty of hands-on experience before launching your own business. Be prepared for long days and hard work and keep an open mind. There are lots of brilliant trainers out there who will give advice if you are willing to listen and learn.”
We think she closed out the interview perfectly as she explains how being a dog trainer and opening your own business is no easy feat, and the hours although long and hard are all worth the smile on your clients face and the wag of their tails. She tells us that working alongside others is some of the best experience you’ll be able to get before you look to open a business of your own and how not only are their trainers out there wanting to teach, but they are also always looking to learn.
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