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Dog Trainers Should Train Dogs

It’s a common expression and belief in our industry that a dog trainer’s job is really to teach people, not dogs. But has this idea received enough critical examination? If you’re spending more time training people than training dogs, if you’re frustrated by client compliance issues, if you’re disappointed by the training outcomes of your private cases, join Veronica Boutelle of dogbiz for an eye-opening Session. She’ll be taking a hard look at the assumptions behind this notion we’ve long worked under, as well as its results for trainers, clients, and dogs. Most importantly, you’ll learn an alternative private-training model that puts your greatest skills to their best use in the service of dogs and their people—and that will boost your income, too.

Please Note: There is a difference in audio level between the presenters. The preview will give you a good understanding of the difference, so we encourage you to watch it before purchase. 

Veronica Boutelle | Gina Phairas

Veronica is the founder of dogbiz. She is the author of How to Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is and the co-author of Minding Your Dog Business: A Practical Guide to Business Success for Dog Professionals. She writes standing business columns for the Pet Professional Guild BARKS from the Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ Chronicle of the Dog. Veronica is a sought-after speaker at conferences and dog-training schools across the country and internationally. She is the former Director of Behavior & Training at the San Francisco SPCA.

Gina Phairas, a central force behind dogbiz, the dog pro industry’s leading business support company, and a former instructor at the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Gina Phairas oversees the dogbiz University program, developing business courses to help R+ trainers succeed in their dream businesses. She is a dynamic speaker, teaching business workshops across the country and for Karen Pryor Academy. Gina previously ran a successful dog training business of her own and consulted nationally for shelters and rescue groups.