A dogbiz University Course

Starting Your R+ Dog Training Business, A to Z

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Start your dog training business with confidence. We’re here to help!

It’s time! You’ve built your R+ dog training skills and decided to dedicate your life to helping dogs and their people live better lives together. Now it’s time to get your dog training business running and love your life as a dog trainer.

Join us for supportive, step-by-step direction to get you and your business off to a great start, or to transition your part-time hobby business to a full-time living.

What you get:

  • Hands-on guided work sessions to put each week’s lesson into action

  • Course worksheets for planning your business

  • CEUs: 12 CCPDT / 17 PPG

  • The confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing you don’t have to figure it all out or struggle to do it on your own

Get on the waitlist for the Spring 2023 A to Z course


You’re 6 weeks and 6 key topics away from starting your R+ dog training business. Here’s how we do it:

Week 1: Setting Up for Your Success
Get in touch with your goals, understand your financial needs, and build a transition plan to full-time dog training, whether from your part-time hobby business or your non-dog job or career.

Week 2: Mastering Your Schedule
Long-term success and enjoyment of your business requires mastering life/work balance—and that requires mastering your schedule. We’ll teach you our favorite trick for getting—and feeling—in control of your day-to-day so you can pursue your goals with focus.

Week 3: Crafting Services That Sell & Serve
Your services—what you offer to dog lovers in need of training—will make or break your business—and their training success, too. We’ll show you the common mistakes to avoid and share today’s best practices for crafting private training, group class, and hybrid training services, whether you’re teaching in-person, online, or both.

Week 4: Money Matters
We’ll give you the strategies and understanding you need to set your prices with confidence and to write policies that protect your income—and your clients’ and students’ training success, too.

Week 5: Smarter Marketing
Without marketing there are no clients. Without clients there are no opportunities to change dogs’ lives. But marketing doesn’t have to be a chore or feel uncomfortable. In fact, done right your marketing can be an educational force for good while it fills your training dance card. You’ll learn an approach to marketing you can feel good about, including how to build a website that brings eager clients to your door.

Week 6: Pulling Your Plan Together: Your Path to Success
We’ll lay out your path forward. You’ll learn the yearly rhythm of running a thriving dog training business and get clear on your next steps toward achieving yours.

BONUS Session: Business Set Up
Get all the nitty-gritty details of legal set up for your business, from business licenses and insurance through optional Limited Liability Company status. You’ll learn exactly which paperwork you need to complete, where to find it, and how to do it—all broken down into simple, easy-to-follow steps. (But if you still just can’t stomach it, A to Z students enjoy a student-only discount on our Do-It-For-You Paperwork Package.)

Get on the waitlist for the Spring 2023 A to Z course


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