Should I Become A Dog Trainer (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Dog Trainers

Dog Trainers Dog Trainers use a variety of techniques to help owners teach their dogs new or improved behaviors. They may also work individually with dogs to train them for specialized activities such as herding sheep or assisting blind people.

Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Would you like to teach dogs basic commands such as sit and stay?
Are you interested in identifying behavioral problems in dogs?
Would you like to develop training programs for dogs?
Do you have the communication skills needed to work with people and dogs?
Are you a confident person who can remain calm when dealing with dogs?
Do you have the patience to work with dogs with difficult temperaments?
Do you love dogs and want to spend your career working with them?
Are you interested in helping dog owners create stronger bonds with their dogs?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Leader

People with this personality likes to start and work on projects. They also like leading people and making many decisions. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Dog Trainers need good communication skills to communicate with dog owners and dogs. Confidence is also an essential personality trait as dogs respond better to people who remain poised. Having patience is also helpful as it can become frustrating when dogs do not respond well to your training. Dog Trainers should also be comfortable getting dirty due to wet or muddy paws, dog drool, and outdoor activities.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Help Dogs Become More Obedient

Working as a Dog Trainer gives you the chance to help dogs live happier lives as dogs require obedience and a sense of purpose.

You Get to Help Dog Owners Become Closer to Their Dogs

Training a dog helps dog owners develop closer bonds, which also tends to make it easier to teach the dog new tricks and commands.

You Get to Help People with Disabilities Have Fuller Lives

Service dogs are trained to assist people with physical disabilities and illnesses such as blindness, arthritis, cerebral palsy, diabetes, and epilepsy.

You Help Decrease the Occurrence of Returns to Animal Shelters

When dog owners struggle to teach their dogs basic obedience, they may become frustrated and give the dogs to an animal shelter. By helping to teach basic commands, you decrease the risk of this occurring.


Some Dogs are Stubborn and May Not Respond Well to Training

As a Dog Trainer, you will occasionally work with difficult dogs, which can be frustrating.

Dog Owners Do Not Always Follow Your Advice

Training a dog requires repetition. Without repetition, the dog may forget the training. Dog owners who do not follow your training recommendations may undo your hard work.

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