Being an amateur in the study dragonology is the most important step toward being a dragonologist. If you are not sure what that word means, it means a person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport or study, on an unpaid basis. It is very, very important for them to learn how to properly study a dragon without harming it or harming themselves. It is also important for them to be patient with dragons and be prepared, for a dragon's behavior is unpredictable. To learn more, look at the Five F's of Dragonlogy.