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The Best Classes in Town—Yours. Presented by Veronica Boutelle

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 14, 2022
  • 3:30 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


  • For Doggone safe members
  • PPG member registration
  • A discounted rate for Pet Owner Members
  • Public registration



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Are you tired of starting classes with 6 students and finishing with 3? Of students checking training off their to-do lists after puppy or basic manners classes, never to return? Of dealing with scheduling issues and student make-up hassles? Of scrambling around like the proverbial chicken to provide mini-lessons to students at different experience and skill levels? Of managing reactive dogs, hyper kids, and unfocused adult students? The stress of enrollment and income numbers that fluctuate throughout the year?

Then you’ll want to join us for this web seminar with Veronica Boutelle. Pulling together her backgrounds in dog training, education, and business, Veronica will share a comprehensive 4-point solution to common group training class headaches. Get these 4 points right, and everyone wins: Students learn the knowledge and skills they need to succeed outside of your classroom in their real lives. Dogs learn the behaviors their people desire, and benefit from greater understanding and empathy, too. And you get consistently full classes and a steady income, plus the satisfaction of watching your students and their dogs hit new heights.

No matter the size of your class program, whether a few sessions per week or a jam-packed schedule, Veronica will show you how to offer and enjoy the best classes in town—yours!

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the four pillars of successful classes

• Challenge the common definitions of successful classes

• Understand the difference and relationship between course structure and curriculum

• Understand the roles that course structure and curriculum each play in student success, recidivism, and retention

• Understand the role of curriculum in student success and classroom management, and identify common curriculum errors that undermine each

• Identify the common errors made in dog training course offerings

• Identify common business errors contributing to inconsistent enrollment and income

About The Presenter

Veronica Boutelle

dogbiz founder Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed., CTC, is a regular speaker at PPG Summits, and writes the business Q&A column for BARKS from the Guild. She’s the author of the go-to business book for dog pros, How To Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is, and travels the world teaching R+ dog trainers how to make a living doing what they love.

None of this is likely news, but what you may not know about Veronica is that she holds a Masters Degree in Education and spent her years before becoming a dog trainer, and eventually starting dogbiz, teaching. After years teaching virtually every level of school from preschool to high school (her favorite), Veronica taught graduate courses in curriculum design, classroom management, and teaching, and also coached junior high and high school teachers in the field. In this web seminar, Veronica marries her education and business expertise to tackle the challenges of building and running a successful class program in a way only she can.

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