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.

Business & Consulting

All articles related to helping pet professionals with their business.

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

This article relates the impact the pandemic had on one professional dog trainer’s business and how it empowered her to make life-changing decisions about her future – both personally and professionally     By Gail ...
Ask the Experts: Planning for Difficult Conversations

Ask the Experts: Planning for Difficult Conversations

This article provides suggestions on how to address the situation with a dog trainer who isn’t getting good reviews from their class students     By Veronica Boutelle Ever had to deal with a good dog trainer who is ...

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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, ...

Ask the Experts: Finding Longevity

Ask the Experts: Finding Longevity

Change is hard, especially when you’re already stretched thin. And feelings of guilt and fear are challenging to wrestle with. It’s always painful to adjust a relationship or end an era, and the fear of missing out—of leaving a void for ...

A Change of Perspective

A Change of Perspective

Let’s take the example of an elderly horse. An owner may base all their decisions about him with his age in mind, but there are still other things to consider. When, then, they ask questions such as, “Does the horse need a rug on or not?”, ...

Message Received!

Message Received!

The “high squeaky voice” rule is meant to provide the dog with more motivating, stimulating auditory input that – in theory – will excite the dog in a positive way. This may or may not be true for that dog, and even if it is, the handler has ...

Ask the Experts: To Discount or Not to Discount?

Ask the Experts: To Discount or Not to Discount?

Stand your ground when clients ask for multidog discounts. If it helps, consider the discount request in any other field or context. For example, no one would dream of asking for half off their second child’s college tuition, or dental ...

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