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The contributors on this blog have been in your shoes and we want to help you create a profitable dog training business. We’re here to show you how to start your dog training business, give you smart marketing tips, make day-to-day business operations simpler and more automated, and so much more!

10 Most Creative Dog Training Business Card Ideas

Business cards should quickly show who you are, what services you provide, and legible contact information. You should include a phone number, an email address, and your website at the very least. Your brand should show clearly so that people have an idea of what they...

IAABC Animal Behavior Conference 2015, Day 2

Due to the generosity of IAABC President Michael Shikashio, The Modern Dog Trainer was able to send a writer to the Animal Behavior Conference in Chicago, IL.  Notes from day 1 can be found here.   Living With And Loving A Pet With Behavior Problems, by Kristin...

5 Ways To Win Over Clients

Whether you have just met a client for the first time or this is their last scheduled session, all 5 of these techniques are important to use to maintain a lasting relationship between trainer and dog owner. 1. Empathy This requires exceptional communication and a...

Mental Stimulation Ideas For Dogs

Dogs need both mental and physical exercise to be balanced and healthy.  Finding ways to do this can be challenging. Understanding the need for and providing opportunities for physical exercise is relatively common knowledge among dog owners.  But the concept that...

IAABC Animal Behavior Conference 2015, Day 1

Due to the generosity of IAABC President Michael Shikashio, The Modern Dog Trainer was able to send a writer to the Animal Behavior Conference in Chicago, IL.   On April 18th and 19th, the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) held a...

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