What is an Animal Health Coach?
A.C.A.N. has the only education with a certification program in natural animal health coaching in the world! Certified Animal Health Coaches are shaping the future of true species appropriate nutrition and preventative health care.
In our current veterinary healthcare system, almost no time is spent with the client discussing true nutrition and lifestyle choices for our pets. Yet our world is in the midst of a massive shift – more and more people have begun to understand the importance of living a healthful lifestyle and now they are interested in learning more about how to provide a healthful lifestyle for their pets as well.
These days, the media is paying more attention to (Human) Health Coaches than ever before and it’s no wonder – people are dissatisfied with our current “health care” system and are in desperate need of education in nutrition and preventative care to find their way back to health. In like fashion, more and more people are becoming more then a little dissatisfied with the current veterinary “health care” system and are seeking for truthful information on animal nutrition and preventative care for their pets.
If you are curious about what a Natural Animal Health Coach is and how to become one, you’ve come to the right place.
What exactly is a Natual Animal Health Coach?
A Natural Animal Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor as well as an accountablity partner. Natural Animal Health Coaches educate, encourage and support their clients in defining and achieving their pet’s health and wellness goals through, species appropriate nutrition, lifestyle and behavior adjustments. Clients enter into agreements with their Natural Animal Health Coaches to work with them as a team to create healthy habits to improve the health and life of their pets. Studies have shown that those who enter into agreements and hold each other accountable about improving diet, exercise or other lifestyle factors with another person have remarkably higher outcomes than those who don’t.
An Animal Health Coach aids your being sucessful in creating a healthy diet and lifestyle for your pets. Their clients learn to develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that are naturally best for their pets, and have the support to implement lasting changes that improve their pet’s energy, balance and health.
What are some attributes of a successful, Natural Animal Health Coach?
A Natural Animal Health Coach has good listening skills, a compassionate and patient demeanor and has the genuine desire to work with and help others help their pets be healthier and happier. Many pet supply store owners, groomers, dog trainers, breeders, etc. who are already giving advice on natural animal health and wellness often find that becoming a certified animal health coach is a seamless career transition to getting paid for something they have already been doing.
What is the demand like for Natural Animal Health Coaches?
The demand for well-trained Natural Animal Health Coaches increases every day. The animal health and wellness industry is rapidly expanding as the need for preemptive health care grows. Not only is animal health coaching widely needed, it is now becoming an expanding career opportunity. Supporting and educating people in ways to naturally improve their pet’s health and happiness can be an incredibly fulfilling career, and as pet owners are seeking ways to avoid the high cost of repeated veterinary visits, and medications that only mask the symptoms for a time and never allow the pet to heal, natural animal health coaches and consultants are being sought out more and more.
Where do Animal Health Coaches work?
Animal Health Coaches may or may not be already functioning in some capacity as natural animal health care providers. Those who value animals for the species they are and who enjoy helping animals make excellent animal health coaches -dog groomers, dog breeders, dog trainers, equine trainers, boarding stables, natural animal health practitioners, animal massage and body work practitioners, etc. can become an Animal Health Coach. The flexibility and independence of being a Natural Animal Health Coach is often one of the many exciting reasons to create a career as a stand alone; as an Animal Health Coach.
What is the earning potential for an Animal Coach?
Earning potential for Natural Animal Health Coaches will only increase with time as more and more pet owners see the benefits of natural nutrition and prevention compared to the costs of veterinary care and the increase in diseases in companion animals today. Your personal income as a Natural Animal Health Coach totally depends on the kind of services you offer, your niche client market and how much time you plan to work with clients.
How do I become trained as a Natural Animal Health Coach?
An important part of becoming a Natural Animal Health Coach is studying in a quality program that offers solid, thorough natural animal health care training, continued support, promotion and community.
A.C.A.N. offers just this education and training via our certification programs which include education in preemptive animal health care, anatomy, physiology, species specific nutrition, a naturopathic approach to pests & parasites, an introduction to natural healing modalities, how to set up your animal health care coaching/consulting business and more.
Our certification programs are the cornerstone of a successful career, they establish you as a dedicated professional with the knowledge and skills to uphold high standards of excellence in natural animal health coaching and naturopathic animal consulting.