Step off the Treadmill: Effective Time Management for Dog Trainers

Need a few more hours in your day? Tired of running around like the proverbial chicken? Feeling frustrated about your growing to-do list, and guilty about not having more time for your own dog? If your business is running you instead of the other way around, it’s time for a time-management makeover. You can have two days off a week and a shorter to-do list, and still make a living as a dog trainer. Join Gina and Veronica to learn simple strategies, practices, and policies to increase your productivity, step off the treadmill, and get back in control.

Veronica Boutelle | Gina Phairas

Veronica is the founder of dog*tec. 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 also writes the business column for 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 dog*tec, the dog pro industry’s leading business consultancy, and a former instructor at the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Gina now develops products that help trainers succeed and works one-on-one with dog pros to help them build their dream businesses. She is a dynamic speaker who teaches business workshops across the country. Gina previously ran a successful dog training business of her own and consulted nationally for shelters and rescue groups.