Christina Schenk-Hargrove

To LLC, or not to LLC, that is the question

What are the pros and cons of forming an LLC for your dog training business if there are only one or two owners, no employees? While there are benefits to an LLC, the time, expense and complexity may outweigh the benefits until the business grows big enough.

How To Sell Your Dog Training Services Without Feeling Sleazy

This is a topic we have covered before, but it's a big issue for small business owners like dog trainers. In the competitive landscape of dog training, selling your services is a crucial skill that can make or break your success. However, the idea of selling often...

It’s More Than Bricks and Mortar: Crafting a Safe and Welcoming Dog Training Environment

Creating a training environment isn't just about teaching dogs to sit or stay; it's about fostering an atmosphere where both dogs and their owners feel comfortable, supported, and eager to learn. Customers who feel comfortable in your business space will be happy to...
Marketing: It’s Not All About Social Media

Marketing: It’s Not All About Social Media

It’s important to remember that dog training is a service industry. Unless you do online consulting, your customers are in your real-world community. One powerful way to boost your business, enrich the lives of your clients, and contribute to the well-being of the local pet community is through community engagement. By forming partnerships with local businesses, veterinarians, and community organizations, you not only expand your reach but also create a network that benefits everyone involved.

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