Affiliate Disclaimer

Hi. Ines McNeil here. I’ve always believed in transparency on the web and so I am disclosing that I’ve included certain products and links to those products on this site that I will earn an affiliate commission for any purchases you make. My goal with the blog is to help educate you on the best practices of running a dog training business, but please understand I am doing this as a for-profit business. After all, blogs should be a win-win for everyone.

Note: This page is required by the FTC. I took the generous offer from Tim Ferris to borrow the text and images from his disclosure page, rather than reinvent the wheel.

This blog is not primarily financially driven. I put it up to build a community and share my experiences and learn from other smart readers.

Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.  So here goes…

FTC Disclosure

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:

ftc disclosure

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)

The site has grown so big at this point that it is nearly impossible to go back through and list each and every program that I have an affiliate agreement with. Given this, you should assume that any links leading you to products or services are affiliate links that I will receive compensation from just to be safe. Having said that, I only promote those products or services that I have investigated and truly feel deliver value to you. Examples would include BlueHost and PocketSuite.

Some product reviews and media passes to conferences, were given to The Modern Dog Trainer contributors for free in exchange for blog reviews, but we would never promote a product we did not truly enjoy.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me by using the contact page. It can be accessed on the menu above.

Cheers and Good Luck!

Ines McNeil

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