Dog Training As A Business - Jim Burwell’s Petiquette


March 2009

Jim Burwell’s Speech in Austin, Texas Proved to be an Eye Opener for Pet Resort Owners.

Jim Burwell was recently asked to speak at the Regional Conference for the Pet Care  Services Association in Austin, Texas about the value of dog training as a business or additional revenue stream.

Just who is PCSA or Pet Care Services Association?

The Pet Care Services Association (formerly known as ABKA or American Boarding Kennel Association) is the non-profit trade association for nearly 3000 pet care service businesses in the United States and around the world. Only Pet Care Services Association members commit to the Pet Care Services Association Code of Ethics and the Pet Owners’ Bill of Rights which assures pet owners that their beloved pets will receive professional, loving care. Pet Care Services Association members offer a variety of services for your pet including boarding, dog daycare, grooming, training, pet transportation, shipping, pet supplies, food sales, etc.

Jim Burwell highlighted the advantages of three basic venues for dog training as a revenue stream – private lessons, group classes and board and train – plus what might work best with different dog boarding facility. Drawing on his 25 years of experience in not only dog training but co-owner of a multi-million dollar, full service pet resort Jim laid out the obvious cash flow advantages to each.

Pet resort owners and managers were able to take away a fresh perspective on one of the best kept secrets in the pet care industry: If set up and marketed properly, dog training is the one revenue stream that can produce the most income with the least amount of expense for labor.