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39-2011.00   Animal Trainers

Animal Trainers
Lay Titles
Animal Handler
Animal Trainer
Marine Animal Trainer
O*NET SOC Description
Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.
Administer prescribed medications to animals.
Advise animal owners regarding the purchase of specific animals.
Conduct training programs to develop or maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding, or related purposes.
Cue or signal animals during performances.
Evaluate animals for trainability and ability to perform.
Evaluate animals to determine their temperaments, abilities, or aptitude for training.
Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.
Keep records documenting animal health, diet, or behavior.
Observe animals' physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.
Organize or conduct animal shows.
Talk to or interact with animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact.
Train and rehearse animals, according to scripts, for motion picture, television, film, stage, or circus performances.
Train horses or other equines for riding, harness, show, racing, or other work, using knowledge of breed characteristics, training methods, performance standards, and the peculiarities of each animal.
Detailed Work Activities
Care for animals.
Monitor health or behavior of people or animals.
Train animals.