A dog trainer develops communication skills by paying close attention to another species and learning to communicate with it. I have met dog trainers with excellent interpersonal skills and the customers of the dog trainers really appreciate finding the trainer easy to talk to. The trainer in a way is a translater between a person’s dog and the person themselves. The better the dog trainer the better they are able to communicate with the owner and that will make the owner more confident when they are also training their dog. To increase the confidence people have in you learn to communicate what is important to you really well.
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Had never thought of it that way before – yes, a good dog trainer will be looking out for non-verbal communication and animal behaviour, which is a transferable skill to interacting with people.