About dogbiz University
Coming this fall: Everything you need to know to start, run, & grow your dog business—online and on your own time
Dog Biz U makes your dog business success easy:
Learn anytime, anywhere
Enjoy on-demand classes you can take on your schedule from the comfort of your couch or your favorite café table
Courses to fit your learning style
From quick-and-dirty on-demand classes to live, instructor-supported courses, we offer multiple formats to help you succeed
Courses to fit your budget
No matter your budget, you’ll find course options to answer your questions and support your aspirations
Our friendly dog biz experts are experienced teachers and dog pros who know what it takes to thrive in the dog world
How can Dog Biz U help you succeed?
I have a dog business and want to learn how to…
I love dogs and want to learn how to…
Learn from the best in the biz—the friendly dogbiz experts
dogbiz U courses give you access to the friendly expertise of the dogbiz consulting team. We’ve been helping R+ dog pros succeed since 2003, and we pour all of that experience, learning, and knowledge into every class we create.
Choose the learning format that’s right for you
Some of our classes are free, designed to help you answer basic questions and get to know us, risk-free. You’ll see free on-demand classes on our courses pages, and if you’re on our mailing list you’ll receive occasional notice of free live classes, too.
On Demand Classes
Lots of our classes, from short web seminars to in-depth courses, are available for immediate learning at your own pace. No waiting, no delay to reaching business success—you can start today, right now.
Live Online Classes
If a more interactive experience better suits your learning groove, join us for live online classes led by our experienced, expert DBU instructors, choosing from quick web seminars to multi-week deep-dive courses.
Looking for a little extra hand-holding, collegiality, or project accountability? Join a DBU mastermind program! Enjoy the support of a small, tight-knit group of fellow dog pros and DBU faculty as you accomplish a task or reach for a goal. Our unique program structure will help keep you on track.
If live and up close is your preference, choose the in-person version of our Dog Walking Academy course, and be sure you’re on our mailing list to learn about live seminar and conference learning opportunities.
Starting Spring 2019
Go deep: Earn a Dog Biz U Degree
Serious about learning how to run a successful dog business?
Want to help the most number of dogs possible while earning yourself a good living?
We offer four DBU Majors for dog pros looking to master their businesses:
Master effective, ethical marketing principles and practices, no matter your comfort level about marketing yourself or your business.
Learn how to set rates, talk with clients about money, sell your services, budget for your business and your household, and leave all your numbers fears and sales discomfort behind.
The Business of Dog Training Classes
Master what it takes to keep your dog training classes full, including curriculum, instructional practices, marketing, setting class fees, implementing good class policies, and more.
The Business of Private Dog Training
Learn how to structure, price, market, and sell your private dog training services to help the most dogs possible while enjoying better case resolution and income.
What the experts say
“I can’t speak highly enough of the value that dogbiz brings to the dog training community. Veronica and Gina have created seminars and resources that have elevated business prowess and led to greater success for countless dog trainers.”
–Ken Ramirez, Executive Vice President & Chief Training Officer for Karen Pryor Academy