Professional Education for Dog Walkers Just Got Easier

This is a guest article written by Veronica Boutelle of dog*biz and the Dog Walking Academy. Please note that articles written by guest writers are not endorsed by DogWalker.com or by the operator of this website, Top Notch Domains, LLC.

The dogbiz Dog Walking Academy has been the highest level of training available to dog walkers since the program opened in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003. Over the years the highly-regarded course has expanded into various cities across the U.S. and internationally, but now the Dog Walking Academy is available to every dog walker in any location: The DWA is now available as an online course.

As part of dogbiz’ new dogbiz University arm, the intensive, comprehensive Dog Walking Academy curriculum can be accessed by any new or experienced dog walker looking to up their game, add new dog handling and training skills, deepen their understanding of the canine mind, and develop their business acumen.

The program consists of engaging, self-paced modules on canine learning theory, body language, aggression and behavior management, walk management, basic training, dog fights, car manners, screening and group composition, client intake, successful business practices, emergency planning, and canine first aid. Students can take advantage of weekly live Q&A sessions, and the program culminates in a personalized hands-on field trip with a local training coach hand-picked by dogbiz.

New walkers will find the program the perfect way to enter the profession with confidence and set themselves up for safety and success. For experienced walkers, attending provides opportunities to answer long-standing questions, work on lingering dog behavior or business challenges, and increase their professional standing in their communities.

In an unregulated industry such as dog walking, where there are no rules about what a professional dog walker must know in order to take a client’s dog into public, and no oversight of professional standards for care of animals or business ethics, Dog Walking Academy certification assists dog owners in making an informed choice for their dogs, and gives dog walkers a way to differentiate their businesses and skills.

Learn more about attending the dogbiz Dog Walking Academy online or in person: https://dogbizsuccess.com/dog-walking-academy-about/

Quotes from DWA grads:

“I enjoy walking dogs so much more since taking the course!” –Billie Jo Vinson

“I have really felt lighter and enjoyed my work days more since taking the DWA. Thank you! You are the cutting edge in our industry.” –Nancy Gabriel

“This course has inspired me to breathe new life into something I’ve been doing for seven years, and to take it to the next level.” –Sara Munro

“Business is great and so am I!! I am so happy with this profession. I couldn’t have done with without DWA!” –Michelle Ruth

“The DWA was a life-altering experience for me. You provided me with more ‘a-ha’ moments than a lifetime of raising my family dogs.” –Glynis Dewing

“I’m so glad I attended the DWA. It has made me aware of so many behaviors I saw before but couldn’t identify.” –Janet Bran

“After graduating from the dogbiz DWA I changed a few key elements in my business… This led to improved client retention, dog safety, and ultimately to enjoying my work more than I already did. Your class was brilliant—worth every penny.” –Paige Tuhey

Learn more about attending the dogbiz Dog Walking Academy online or in person: https://dogbizsuccess.com/dog-walking-academy-about/

This is a guest article written by Veronica Boutelle of dog*biz and the Dog Walking Academy. Articles written by guest writers are not endorsed by DogWalker.com or by the operator of this website, Top Notch Domains, LLC.