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On this episode of You Have a Cool Job we’re talking with Carie Grant, a dog trainer who opened her own pet boarding and training business. Carie graduated from the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior, where she learned positive training methods, including clicker training.

But Carie’s world wasn’t always filled with wagging tails. Listen as she explains her transition from a career in mortgage lending to the world of dog training.

  •  Clients ask Carie for help with behavior issues ranging from leash pulling to aggression. Listen as Carie describes which issues she addresses most.
  • Carie explains how having strong interpersonal skills can help bridge the gap between owner and pet.
  • Building a career the pet training business involves a strong education to understand animal behavior, and a lot of persistence. Carie shares her advice for aspiring dog trainers.

About the show

You Have a Cool Job is a podcast hosted by Jaclyn Walsh from Peterson’s. The show highlights professionals who have a unique, interesting, uncommon, or otherwise cool job.

Our goal is to motivate you and show how interesting, fulfilling, and anything-but-average your career can be, and we’ll do this by talking with people who took a path less traveled. We ask these fascinating individuals how they got to where they are in their career based on their education, experience, and influences; why they love their job; and lots more.

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Carie Grant Dog Trainer
Photo courtesy of Carie Grant.