Say Yes to Success

As positive reinforcement clicker trainers, we’ve excised the word “no” from our vocabularies, and with good reason. But when it comes to running your business, learning what to accept and what to decline is the key to saying yes to success. If you’re like most dog pros, you’re juggling far too much, finding it hard to catch your breath as you run from one obligation to another, and feeling guilty about never having enough time for your own dogs and family. If this sounds familiar, prioritize this Session with Veronica of dog*tec. You’ll get practical advice for managing your time and your business, including a formula for deciding when to decline work so you can say yes to the things that matter most. Veronica will also share specific scripts for letting people down easy. It’s time to stop wearing the busy badge in favor of better work/life balance!

Veronica Boutelle

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.