Animal Trainer

Dog Trainer

Minimum 12thstandard pass

Minimum 1 to 2 years of experience in animal training

The tasks a Trainer, Animal is expected to perform include:

Evaluating animals in order to determine their temperaments, abilities and aptitude for training

Feeding and exercising animals

Cleaning and maintaining holding and performance areas

Observing animals for any illness or diseases

Training and rehearsing animals according to scripts, for movies, television, stage or circus

Training dogs in human-assistance or property protection duties

Accustoming horses for riding, harnessing, shows, racing, etc.

Administering prescribed medications to animals

Advising animal owners regarding the purchase of specific animals

Arranging for mating of stallions and mares

Assisting mares during foaling

Keeping records to document animal health, diet and behaviour

Retraining horses to break bad habits such as kicking, bolting, resisting bridling, etc.

Talking to, interacting and familiarizing with animals

Using oral, spur, rein and/or hand commands in order to condition animals

Knowledge of animal nutrition and care

Skilled in training animals to obey or to behave in a specific manner Proficient in keeping the equipment and living spaces clean

Skilled in monitoring animals and recording details of their diet, physical condition and behaviour

Efficient in examining animals for signs of illness or injury

Knowledge of exercising animals

Knowledge of general grooming procedures such as bathing, trimming nails, clipping hair, etc.Knowledge of animal psychology and moods


Master?s Degree in animal science

Physically fit

Good communication skills


Decision making ability

Attention to detail



Patient predisposition

Love for animals

It is a field job

Supervising Helpers maybe required

Local travelling is part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime maybe required

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, diseases, disinfectants, sharp tools, etc.Occupational hazards include physical and mental strain, injury to body while tending to animals, infections, etc.

For freshers -INR10,000 toINR20,000 per month

For candidates with experience of 1 to 2 years -INR50,000 toINR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Pet Industry in India

According to a report by a global research firm,Euromonitor International, theIndian pet care marketis estimated to reach Rs 800 crore by 2015 from Rs368 crore in 2011.

The research also states that 'with pet ownership on rise, there will be a greater demand for pet care products. Consumers may trade up to premium products or specialised products, as they gain a better understanding of their pets' needs.

As pets become more important, demand for pet care is expected to become more sophisticated, with pet owners buying not just pet food, but also pet products to meet their needs for health care, grooming and leisure. These trends and the current demand for pets in India ensure more and further expanding employment opportunities for Animal Trainers in households, film industry, entertainment venues, etc.

Pet stores


Animal shelters

Veterinary clinics


Film and entertainment industry


Aquarium owners

Cities across India