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Tight Budget, BIG Problems

May 9

9:00 am PT


Depending on your area, many of your clients will not be able to afford all of the training they need and want, especially not for advanced behavioral problems. One of the skills trainers must develop is to learn how to adapt our programs and packages to what our clients can afford. This includes doing our best to focus on reducing issues with the training time that is purchased. We rarely get to truly finish training a dog.

In “Tight Budget, Big Problems,” we will teach you how to identify your client’s goals and line up what is possible to achieve within their budget, without cutting corners or sacrificing your ethics. Learn how to work with tight budgets by maximizing the value of each individual session and still being proud of your hard work! Expand your clientele by learning how to adapt your training plans to anyone who requests your services.

Presented By:

Jiovany Alcaide, CPDT-KA and Taylor Barconey, CPDT-KA

Jiovany ‘Jio’ Alcaide, CPDT-KA and Taylor Barconey, CPDT-KA together make Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training. They are a force-free, rewards-based, minority, and woman owned dog training business based in New Orleans, Louisiana and their goal is to popularize their methods in their region! Smart Bitch prides itself on taking on all kinds of behavioral issues, showing their community that no matter the issue, the Smart Bitches can help.

Jiovany ‘Jio’ Alcaide and Taylor Barconey both became accredited dog trainers through Camp Bow Wow in 2017. They then went on to obtain their Certified Professional Dog Trainer title through the CCPDT in 2018 and are now Fear Free Animal Trainers. They are continuing their education with their next expected achievement being the Accredited Dog Trainer Certification (ADT) through the IAABC. They own seven pets between them: four dogs, one cat, and two turtles. Jio is the proud owner of two-year-old Powerline, the doberman and five-year-old Beetlejuice, the terrier mix. Taylor is the proud owner of two Patterdale terriers, eight-year-old Suri and six-year-old Sachi. They credit their dogs as being the major reason why they became trainers.

Smart Bitch also strives to make their training as accessible as possible, particularly online. They love to focus on making dog training topics easy to digest and readily available for anyone interested. In person, they offer their D.I.Y. private, one-on-one, 1-hour coaching services. They also offer 30-minute day training sessions dubbed ‘S.M.A.R.T.’ sessions. Online, they offer the same private services, just through a screen. They’ve also begun to offer (since COVID-19), their ‘Live Living Room Group Classes. These classes are 90 minute group classes that focus on bringing foundation training to the home!

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