Careers With Dogs

Interview with award winning author, Kim Campbell Thornton about her book Careers With Dogs.

When most of us think of occupations that involve working with dogs, veterinarian, veterinary technician, animal control, dog groomer and dog trainer immediately spring to mind. Those are certainly the best known of the dog-focused careers, but as many people have learned to their delight, a number of other professions, occupations and pursuits can focus on dogs. Whether your interest in dogs lies in behavior, canine health, well-being, welfare, and advocacy; human health, welfare, assistance, and protection; sports; or some other area, there's a good chance that your passion can become your life's work.



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valerie frear   taylor, Michigan

7/22/2014 9:32:40 PM

hi I have been interested in animals all my life growing up had many dogs cats I was a dog groomer, vet tech and a animal rescuer I would like to know how to go about that and what I have to do to become one because I am very against animal abuse and strays being left to fend on there own

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Cynthia   denver, Colorado

1/10/2014 9:10:25 AM

There is a HUGE need for trainers to help law enforcement learn non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters. Puppycide aka cop on dog shootings is a tragic, national

MUST WATCH VIDEO prepared by Humanity For Others in memory of dogs shot by law enforcement ( ded&v=T-YZcBq5BJY).

Then, there is the information on this webpage, links to approximately 157 Facebook pages in memory of individual dogs shot by law enforcement (http://cops-shooting-dogs.

A PUPPYCIDE DOCUMENTARY is also currently in the works: entary/557471920974012. I can’t imagine that this is needed, but as added measure, here are links to Facebook pages called Cops for Canine Compassion passion/132091863667946?ref=stream and

Canine Encounters with Jim Osorio (law enforcement professional,

Here is a link to an article written by someone raised in a law enforcement

"Questions need to be asked and an honest dialogue needs to begin about why deadly force is being used preemptively. Is this a lack of an appropriate assessment of situational awareness? Are officers operating under more stress and therefore not able to determine a ‘real’ vs. ‘perceived’ threat? Or are some officers just, quite honestly, afraid of dogs, which could stem from a childhood incident or family influences when it comes to domestic animals?" – See more at: http://www.baltimorestyle. com/index.php/style/lisa_shenkle/disturbing_trend_- police_on_dog_violence/

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EvilAngel133   Mt.morris, PA

10/1/2013 9:07:07 AM

this is interesting

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aly   hollister, CA

2/22/2012 8:56:16 AM

Fun job ideas

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