|About the Book|
How to Be a Dolphin Trainer is an easy-to-read guide that contains everything you need to know about what it takes to become a dolphin trainer and a step-by-step plan you can follow to actually land one of the few, highly competitive dolphin trainingMoreHow to Be a Dolphin Trainer is an easy-to-read guide that contains everything you need to know about what it takes to become a dolphin trainer and a step-by-step plan you can follow to actually land one of the few, highly competitive dolphin training jobs available.This book is the result of extensive research that took well over 100 hours to complete and is easily the most comprehensive guide available to help you know what it takes to be a dolphin trainer.When my daughter told me she wanted to know how to be a dolphin trainer I started doing dolphin research to help answer her question. As a Marketing Consultant with an MBA, an author of several U.S. patents and trademarks and an experienced researcher, it was quickly apparent there simply wasn’t a comprehensive book available to help someone assess whether they are well suited to work with dolphins and if they are, what they need to do to actually become a dolphin trainer, since jobs are few and far between and competition is fierce.I published this book so it would be available to anyone seriously interested in becoming a dolphin trainer and willing to do what it takes to make it happen. Given this economy and the challenging job market, I wanted to include very specific steps a person could take to increase the odds that they will be chosen when their ideal dolphin trainer job (IDJ) becomes available.So if becoming a marine mammal trainer or a dolphin trainer sound too good to be true, if you want to know How to become a dolphin trainer and if you’re really serious about actually doing what it takes to make it a reality…. then this book is for you.Below are 7 areas Sally covers in her book:1. What It Takes To Become A Dolphin trainer. The industry is consistent on what it values in candidates who want to be dolphin trainers. The list includes compassion, commitment, interpersonal skills, ability, education, and experience. Due to the competitive nature of this field, a qualified candidate must possess all of these qualities to be a serious contender for one of the small pool of available jobs so let’s explore them all in greater detail.2. 24 Facts Anyone Interested In Working With Dolphins Should Know. If you are serious about pursuing a career as a Dolphin trainer, you probably already know a lot about dolphins and dolphin training. So while I don’t claim to be an expert, there are some basic facts consistently presented by the experts that I have summarized in this chapter, including the difference between Marine Mammal Trainers and Dolphin trainers.3. A Day in the Life of a Dolphin Trainer. Most people are only exposed to dolphin trainers as a tourist or audience member at a dolphin show. This chapter exposes you to the real deal behind the scenes so you can decide if this is the life you want.4. Dolphin Training with Operant Conditioning Techniques. The primary reason to do Marine Mammal training is to maintain and enhance their health and well being- their physical, mental and emotional well being. Training Dolphins also allows the industry to educate and entertain humans as a way to help protect these animals.5. Your Personal Action Plan on How to Become a Dolphin Trainer. I’ve leveraged my expertise as a marketing consultant to show you how to develop your unique positioning so you can differentiate yourself and turn yourself into a magnet that will attract the job you want.6. Creating your Shock n’ Awe Application Package. Your application will create a dramatically different reaction for the recipient as compared to the other candidate’s applications because you life story will be brought alive in such a way that the only conclusion is to hire you for the job.7.