What’s the Value of Your Services?

The veterinary profession has suffered financially with the downturn in the economy the last few years.  Many dog trainers and behavior consultants who are our customers say the same thing, that business isn’t as good as it used to be.  Interestingly, statistics indicate that the pet industry as a whole hasn’t been hurt too badly…

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Risk Assessments and YOU

Do you do risk assessments on the animals you work with?   If not, you should. But you say “I’m a groomer, I don’t try to train aggressive animals” or “I don’t allow aggressive dogs in my training classes.”  Even if you don’t intentionally work with aggressive animals, there is always the possibility that any animal…

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Your Behavior and Training Business Is Really An Information Business

If you have a pet behavior or training business, you probably think of your business as being a provider of training services.   Your customers and potential customers want their dogs trained, or their pet’s behavior to change in some way.  And they want you to show – and tell – them how to do it.…

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Pet Behavior Information Business Cruise 2013

If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you know about our membership site – Behavior Education Network – the online educational site we opened in 2009 for pet professionals to learn about animal behavior.  We’ve had nothing but good feedback from BEN members –here’s just a few examples:   "I’m finding my…

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Who Owns Your Website?

You might have seen the recent story about the lawsuit over the website “Sammy and the City”.  The site was created by the dog’s owner, his sister, and his now ex-girlfriend.  The site contains stories, pictures, and videos of the little dog as he and his owners visit various landmarks in and around Manhattan. Several…

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