Where: Multiple Locations
Duration: 3 or 4 days, depending on location (either Th & F evening and all day Sat & Sun OR all day F, Sat, Sun)
Size: Limited to 16 students
Cost: $850 USD - United States Locations
$650 USD - Canadian Locations
$650 USD - Australian Locations
$1000 NZD - New Zealand Locations
An intensive 4-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.
What You Will Learn
Group management | dog communication & body language | aggression in all its forms: what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it | safety and fight protocols | basic training: build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior | client and dog screening | public relations | small business practices | liability protection | marketing | increasing profits | legalizing your business
The course is taught through lecture, video analysis, demos, hands-on exercises, and fieldtrips.
This is a professional course for adults 18 years and older.
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Is it for you? Read Dog Walking For A Living (article)
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2016 Dates & Locations
Your city's dates not up yet? Email us and we'll let you know them as soon as we have them.
|Oakland||Oct 20-23, 2016|
|San Diego||Sept 29-Oct 2, 2016|
|SF Permit Info|
|San Francisco||Jan 28-31, 2016|
|San Francisco||Apr 28-May 1, 2016|
|San Francisco||Oct 27-30, 2016|
|San Francisco||May 12-15, 2016|
|San Francisco||Nov 17-20, 2016|
|Aurora||Sep 22-25, 2016|
|Safety Harbor (Tampa Bay)||Sep 16-18, 2016|
|Chicago||May 20-22, 2016|
|Chicago||Sept. 16-18, 2016|
|Boston||Jun 2-5, 2016|
|Ann Arbor||Oct 7-9, 2016|
|NYC||Apr 14-17, 2016|
|NYC||Nov 10-13, 2016|
|Murphy||Mar 11-13, 2016|
|Murphy||Nov 4-6, 2016|
|Portland||Jun 17-19, 2016|
|Portland||Oct 21-23, 2016|
|Austin||Jan 8-10, 2016|
|Austin||Apr 22-24, 2016|
|Austin||Nov 11-13, 2016|
|Seattle||2017 dates TBA|
|Adelaide||Aug 19-21, 2016|
|Sydney||Sep 8-11, 2016|
|Sao Paulo||May 27-29, 2016|
|Sao Paulo||Oct 14-16, 2016|
|Inscrições do Brasil:
|Richmond, B.C.||Apr 8-10, 2016|
|Richmond, B.C.||Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016|
|Toronto, Ont.||Apr 8-10, 2016|
|Seoul||2016 dates TBA|
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