Did you ever happen to think about having a career in which you would be able to work with dogs or other animals? You may need some professional training for certain careers in this field. I will include helpful job descriptions for several career options that would enable you to be working with dogs or other animals in general.
The first career professional that comes to my mind is the veterinarian. To become a veterinarian you may need to complete a four-year college degree and then an additional four years of veterinarian training for your career. Veterinarians may diagnose illnesses in animals and prescribe the proper medications which may be needed for specific treatment for animal diseases. Veterinarians may also offer some advise to pet owners regarding nutrition, behavior and preventive care for the animals. They can usually perform diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and blood work.
Next, there is the interesting career of the veterinary technician or veterinary assistant. A veterinary assistant may help with many duties in the veterinarian’s office. You may need to complete an educational program to become a professional veterinary assistant. If you are sincerely interested in pursuing a career as a veterinary assistant, you may wish to ask a reputable veterinarian for some additional information on this topic. There is also the option of being a receptionist for a veterinarian. A receptionist may have the responsibility of performing clerical or computer work, answering phone calls, or greeting the pet owners and their pets that come into the office.
A pet sitter is another animal related career option. There may be times when pet owners need to leave their home temporarily for a few days, and they are unable to bring their pet with them. The pet owners may decide to hire a professional pet sitter to take care of their pet while they are away. Responsible pet owners usually look for a reputable pet sitter that is honest, reliable and knowledgeable about pet care in general. The pet owner may carefully prepare a list of the specific duties and responsibilities they would like the pet sitter to do while they are away.
The pet owner may write down important information about their pet, such as any medical problems or special requirements, including any necessary medications prescribed by their veterinarian for their pet or special diet. The pet owner should write down the phone number where they can be reached, along with their veterinarian’s phone number, in case of an emergency. Also, the pet sitter will need to know the specific food to feed the pet and how often to feed the pet. If the pet sitter will be caring for a dog, the dog owner can explain where they routinely walk their dog, and how often their dog needs to be walked. The pet owner will want their pet to be cared for in a safe manner while they are away.
Another option that involves working directly with dogs is a job working in a doggy daycare. Doggy daycare is an available option for dog care if dog owners just need supervised care for a few hours a day, or during certain occasions. There are times when dogs just need some additional companionship. Doggy daycare should be a safe place, fully supervised by trained staff members. It is a place where dogs can play with other dogs that match their similar temperament.
There may be safe and appropriate dog toys and comfortable dog beds for napping. Most doggy daycares have a safe outdoor area for exercise. The staff should be trained to understand and appropriately respond to common dog behaviors.
There should be enough humans around to give each dog nice attention and positive reinforcement. Doggy daycare should be secure and safe. All dogs that participate in doggy daycare usually need to meet minimum health requirements. Dogs must have their current vaccinations and be free of infectious diseases. The dogs may be evaluated to make sure their temperament is fine for the daycare environment.
A dog groomer is another career option for people who enjoy working with dogs. If you think you may be interested in this line of work, you may wish to talk with a professional dog groomer in your area.
Another job for people who like to work with pets is to work in a pet shop. You could also decide to volunteer or work in an animal shelter.
A professional dog trainer is another career option for people who enjoy working with dogs. There are many kinds of professional dog trainers. Dog trainers understand how dogs learn and they may help dog owners correct their pet’s specific behavior problems.
If you are interested in becoming a dog trainer, you can talk to other professional dog trainers in your local area for more information. There are dog training schools available, and there are online dog training courses. A certified dog trainer may decide to start their own dog training business. They may offer dog training classes or work individually with an owner and their dog.