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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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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 training.

It Works: Show people how it ...

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 things we’ve learned (such as the benefits of ...

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Giving Dogs Choices

Giving Dogs Choices

By Stephanie Peters

Many of the parents who invite me into their homes are swimming in a sea of misinformation, just trying to stay above water. They may have been told, or read on the internet, erroneously ...

Protecting Your Business

Protecting Your Business

By David Pearsall

Unfortunately, most general liability policies contain exclusions for personal property in the insured’s care, custody, or control. And for many types of businesses this would be okay. ...

How to Channel Sales-Related Anxiety

How to Channel Sales-Related Anxiety

By John Visconti

Fears become an issue when they prevent us from doing what we need to do or when we spend an inordinate amount of time and energy engaging in avoidance behaviors. When the anxiety a stimulus ...

Stay Safe: Plan Ahead

Stay Safe: Plan Ahead

By Daniel Antolec

Anyone working with dogs understands the need for safety, but the member of the family you are working with that has a furry coat and 42 teeth may not pose the greatest threat. In ...

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, ...

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