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    Animal Trainers

    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.

    Conduct training programs in order to develop and maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding and related areas. Cue or signal animals during performances. Evaluate animals in order to determine their temperaments, abilities, and aptitude for training. Feed and exercise animals, and provide other general care such as cleaning and maintaining holding and performance areas. Observe animals' physical conditions in order to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care. Train and rehearse animals, according to scripts, for motion picture, television, film, stage, or circus performances. Train dogs in human-assistance or property protection duties. 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. Administer prescribed medications to animals. Advise animal owners regarding the purchase of specific animals. Arrange for mating of stallions and mares, and assist mares during foaling. Keep records documenting animal health, diet, and behavior. Place tack or harnesses on horses in order to accustom horses to the feel of equipment. Retrain horses to break bad habits, such as kicking, bolting, and resisting bridling and grooming. Talk to and interact with animals in order to familiarize them to human voices and contact. Use oral, spur, rein, and/or hand commands in order to condition horses to carry riders or to pull horse-drawn equipment. Instruct jockeys in handling specific horses during races. Organize and conduct animal shows.

    Education and Training -- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. Biology -- Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something. Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively. Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Persuasion -- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others. Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Developing Objectives and Strategies -- Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.