Business Software for Dog Trainers: Dog Biz Pro vs. Busy Paws vs. Gingr vs. Pocket Suite vs. Acuity!

Want more time training dogs and less time pushing ‘paper’? Check out these business software options.

Certification Options for Dog Trainers – What’s Available?

As discussed in our last post, dog training is an unregulated industry that doesn’t require a practitioner to hold any credentials. Despite that, certification options abound! This makes getting a qualification or certification a bit of a minefield!

Dog Training Certification: Should Dog Trainers get Certified?

‘Certification’ is a hot topic within professional dog training circles right now. Although dog training is a skilled profession, at the moment it’s an unregulated industry. You don’t need any type of proof you can deliver the service you (allegedly) provide.

Creating Graphics For Your Business

Creating Graphics For Your Business

I am going to put on a different hat today, and talk about design.  You may know me as DTU's resident legal beagle, but what you may not know is that my undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts (I majored in sculpture).  While it may seem like a strange combination (talk...

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Case Study: The Freckled Paw

Case Study: The Freckled Paw

Case study: Crystal Partain, The Freckled Paw. On target to reach a goal of $150,000 in 2021. Summary: Crystal started working in a vet clinic, cleaning kennels, at 16 years old. She worked her way up, and by the time she went to college a few years later, she knew...

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Get More Done: How to Set (and stick to!) Systems for Getting More Done

Get More Done: How to Set (and stick to!) Systems for Getting More Done

When you work for yourself, you’re not just a dog trainer… you’re a business owner. And that means doing a whole lot more than just training dogs.

Yet so often, even when we have the best of intentions, the tasks that need to happen for our business that aren’t directly related to the work we need to do every day for our clients — things like marketing, answering emails, or reconciling receipts — fall by the wayside. We know they’re important. We know they need to happen. Yet they never seem to get done.

That’s fine… for a while. But when those types of tasks get put off for too long, problems begin to emerge.

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Contracts for Business Owners 101

Contracts for Business Owners 101

Contract law was a full-year course when I went to law school.  While I found it fascinating, I understand that most people would rather spend all day washing dog saliva out of empty food toys.  But, as a business owner, it’s important that you have a basic...

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