Considerations to make when buying a bigger property for dog training

Jamie and I recently purchased a larger property to grow our business and life upon.  The decision to purchase was the easiest part. Our business offers board and train services in our home environment, classes taught in a local pet store and private in home training...

Case Study: Mischief Managed Mayhem to Manners

Summary: Five years ago, Jo Ferraris had a stressful career as a Pharmacy Technician and 2 young twins. She had set aside her childhood dream of becoming a vet after college, and satisfied her love of animals by taking her pet dogs to agility and scent detection...

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...
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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Streamline your sales process

Streamline your sales process

A few years ago when I asked trainers about their sales process. I would likely be met with an eye roll and a "what sales process?" Now most trainers are comfortable with the idea that they have to sell their service if they are to run a successful business.  Not all...

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