Tips on How to Find the Right Dog Trainer for Your Pet Care Business

Training is an important part of raising a dog in today's society.
By: Whitegate PR INC
NEW YORK - Jan. 13, 2021 - PRLog -- Offering training services at your pet boarding or daycare facility can create a great profit for your business.

"When you are planning to introduce a new service such as dog training to your pet care business, it's important to really think about what your desires are," says Amber Burckhalter, Coach at The Dog Gurus, "Training options range from basic puppy socialization classes to high-level competitive dog sport training. You'll want to reflect on your goals so that you can bring in a service that you are comfortable with and excited about."

Consider these factors: What kind of space do you have to train? Will the classes be held inside or outside? What are the time limits within the space you have? Do you have equipment that's ready to be used? You will also want to consider your own dog training experience. Have you ever built a training program before? If not, keep things simple.

Once you have a plan in place, conducting an online survey for your clients is the next move you'll want to make. Finding out what your clients are looking for in terms of training will be a critical step in determining what you need to do to move forward with the hiring process.

Top 3 Ways to Bring Training into Your Facility:
  • Classes: Classes are lowest entry point. Most pet owners enjoy classes because they are affordable, low commitment and fun. They provide lots of variety and options.
  • Private Lessons: Range of training options. In home or in facility. You can add it as part of your daycare. Be sure to have insurance. Experienced trainer recommended.
  • Lodge and Learn: Great add on to services. Can be spread out or one training only. Experienced trainer recommended since this requires commitment to curriculum. Make sure to include a "go home plan" after the training session for optimal results!

"Deciding what style of dog training best represents your brand is critical, and will ultimately help you identify the best trainer for your brand," expresses Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA and Co-Founder of The Dog Gurus, "Different trainers have different approaches, and it's important to figure out what style of training you want in your facility."

Interview Tips:
  • Keep in mind the trainer you hire will be in charge of animal care alone with little supervision.
  • Recommend references from former clients and background check.
  • Watching someone work with their own dog will tell you a lot.

Watch Amber's full webinar "Finding The Perfect Dog Trainer For Your Business":

Dana Humphrey
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