Animal Trainers

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.
Also called: Dog Trainer, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI), Horse Trainer, Trainer


  • customer service
  • management
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language


    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Independence
  • Cooperation


    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Tracks Software
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle PeopleSoft
  • SAP software
    Project management software
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Microsoft Project


    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED

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