CAREER INTERVIEW - Dog Trainer and Animal Behaviorist with Craig Johnson

creative Jan 15, 2021

"I have a lot of compassion for kids today because they experience information overload. There is information and influences coming from everywhere...and kids need to form a sort of frame that states: What do I want?"  - Craig Johnson

Craig is a creative, and sees changing a dog's behavior as painting a blank canvas. Watch to see how Craig uses his skills and talents in dog training to relate it to humans and their growth as well!

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Career Interview with Craig Johnson

  1. What is your current occupation, or your major? I am a professional Dog Behaviorist
  2. What drew you to this? The ability to work closely with dogs and educate humans on their dogs
  3. What do you love about it, and what do you dislike about it?
    • Love - I love watching dogs and their parents expand their mind and skill sets
    • Dislike - I don't dislike anything. When I start feeling negatively towards a section of my work, I change my business plan to only encompass what I love
  4. For people considering your career, what advice would you give? Study and practice. Study minds at nights, and skill sets during the day, seek mentors who are doing what you do
  5. What are your natural strengths? I have an unyielding interest and passion to learn about dogs and humans alike
  6. What skills did you have to learn that’s needed in your career? How to communicate to humans what their dogs are thinking and go through lots of trial and error to hone my skills
  7. When did you know you wanted to choose this career? As a child, I had a deep desire to be around and learn from dogs
  8. What's your natural talent? I am all of the above, but my top would be creative. 
  9. What do you value? I value freedom and to share my knowledge with others 
  10. What type of impact do you want to make on the world? I want to raise awareness about dogs' true desires and simplify explaining this to others
  11. Any advice you would give to someone who is struggling with career choices? Trust your heart, not your head. What are you pulled towards?


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