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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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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 flies just below the legal radar or when an ...

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 toward what humans consider to be annoying or ...

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A Lesson in Compassion

A Lesson in Compassion

By Angelica Steinker

As the consult progressed, I made a casual remark about the importance of avoiding aversive stimulation. I was specific about what this means, given that such stimulation functions to ...

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

By Frania Shelley-Grielen

Americans love pets. We love them so much that most of us, or 68 percent of us, live with them. That’s 85 million families according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners’ Survey ...

The Human Impact

The Human Impact

By Anna Bradley

As dog owners, trainers, and behavior consultants, we have a deep empathy with our dogs and, consequently, we understand how troubling struggling to cope with a given situation, context, event ...

Reading Humans

Reading Humans

By Angelica Steinker

Canine communication is at the heart of dog bite prevention and behavior consulting. Learning the art and science of reading dog body language is what keeps professionals safe. However, ...

Ask the Experts: Optimizing Your Website

Ask the Experts: Optimizing Your Website

By Veronica Boutelle

If people are finding your site but not reaching out once they do, you’ve got either a messaging problem or a usability issue. Studies suggest that people take two to three seconds to ...

Ask the Experts: But I Hate Marketing!

Ask the Experts: But I Hate Marketing!

By Veronica Boutelle

Part of the distaste around marketing for most positive reinforcement dog professionals is the seedy feeling of selling ourselves. But with strong content-based marketing like a ...

Dogs Don’t Write Checks

Dogs Don’t Write Checks

By Mary Jean Alsina

I think it would be fair to say that most trainers get into dog training because they adore dogs and want to spend as much time as possible with them. However, unless dogs acquire credit ...

Canine Professionals and Court Testimony

Canine Professionals and Court Testimony

By Daniel Antolec

“Overaggressive marketing of training services can result in liability based on false expectations about a trainer. If you hold yourself up to possess special expertise in an area, then you ...

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