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All articles related to helping pet professionals with their business.

Business & Consulting

All articles related to helping pet professionals with their business.

Business & Consulting

All articles related to helping pet professionals with their business.

Business & Consulting

All articles related to helping pet professionals with their business.

Business & Consulting

All articles related to helping pet professionals with their business.

Business & Consulting

All articles related to helping pet professionals with their business.

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Ask the Experts: A Little Bit of Magic

Ask the Experts: A Little Bit of Magic

Veronica Boutelle of PPG corporate partner dogbiz talks cancellation policies and how to make them stick
Ask the Experts: Mastering a Schedule

Ask the Experts: Mastering a Schedule

A master schedule is a powerful tool, but it’s not magical. Organizing how you use your time can make you more efficient and remove a lot of stress, but it can’t change the natural laws of time. If you’re trying to fit in more than is possible to get done in a ...

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Ask the Experts: Virtual Training

Ask the Experts: Virtual Training

Benefits: Emphasize the benefits of online training. Don’t just state that you’re offering it, sell it! Tell potential clients on your website and when you talk to them how thrilled you are with the advantages (and outcomes!) of this way of ...

Ask the Experts:  Innovation, Creation

Ask the Experts: Innovation, Creation

...the pandemic essentially hurled our industry into the future as trainers were forced to adapt quickly to continue to serve dogs and their people. We probably would have gotten here eventually, but at our industry’s usual snail’s pace the ...

Harassment? Or Assault?

Harassment? Or Assault?

The majority of pet trainers, behavior consultants and pet industry service providers are self-employed or independent contractors and are most at risk from sexual harassment or sexual assault via nonwork-specific locations, such as public ...

Surviving the Storm

Surviving the Storm

It was if the world had suddenly just stopped and everything was standing still. For me personally, not only did I take immediate action and close my physical training location, I also moved out of the premises ...

Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment in the Workplace

…so much more is needed in terms of education, reporting procedures and protection for individuals not shielded by corporate harassment policies. How, then, does one get help as an independent and small business owner when predatory behavior ...

Teaching Recall: A New Standard

Teaching Recall: A New Standard

A favorite expression amongst pet trainers is that we should aim to have a “constructional approach” to changing behavior. This means we should be working to build the most appropriate behaviors rather than focusing on a punitive approach ...

Everything Was Fine Until…

Everything Was Fine Until…

I’m reminded of a young dog who had been housebroken, but suddenly began to refuse to go out in the backyard and would urinate in the home as soon as she had a chance to do so unobserved. The veterinary exam ...

Learning to Love the Business Side of Your Business

Learning to Love the Business Side of Your Business

Here’s the honest truth – it’s hard to run a successful business. Let’s face it, you got into this because you want to help people and their animals have a more fulfilling life together, right? You have the passion, dedication, commitment, ...

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