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Assistant Dog Trainer

An Assistant Dog Trainer will help during the training programs, providing support to the dog trainer, owner and pet itself. They may be required to walk the dog if ongoing training is required over a period of time.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

There are currently around 16,400 people employed as Assistant Dog Trainers in Australia. According to the Department of Employment, in the next few years, by 2018, there will be roughly 17,100 people who are working within the profession.

Employment by State

The majority of Assistant Dog Trainers are found in Victoria. This is 13% higher than the national average! The place where you will find the fewest Assistant Dog Trainers is the ACT with only 2.3%.

Gender Split

This is a female dominated industry with 62.5% of Assistant Dog Trainers being women and 37.5% male.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people within this job is 35-44 years old (25.8%). However, there are still a number of people (6.8%) who get into this path much younger, from 15-19 years of age, and who remain in this career until later in life, 65+ (2.9%).

Hours Worked

Assistant Dog Trainers work an average of 46.8 hours a week which is 5.7 hours more than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Assistant Dog Trainers have a Year 12 qualification (29.9%) or are at Diploma level (28%). 44.4% have a Certificate III or higher, whilst 55.5% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Assistant Dog Trainer Duties & Tasks

  • Provide support to the dog trainer during training programs
  • Interact with the dog and give commands
  • Walk dog when required



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.