Are there any dog trainers on here who can tell me how you got started in becoming a dog trainer? When did you start training other people's dogs, and where? (Like at a pet store, or at a training center) My friend and I are both want to buy some land and start an Equine/Canine training center. She will train horses, and I will train dogs. She is a great horse trainer, and she already has a few clients! I haven't started my business yet because I want more experience, and I don't want to train other people and their dogs before I'm a professional. (Which will take years probably. ) I am the volunteer dog trainer for my local Beagle rescue, so I am learning a ton from training my foster dogs. There are dog trainer schools I could go to, but I think I will learn more from just working with different dogs. I'm not opposed to the idea of going to a training school, but most of them look like they aren't really teaching you anything major. I looked online to see if there were any websites with some different ideas on how to become a dog trainer, but they are all the same and they aren't really that helpful to me. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!