Meet their needs faster and get results that stick!
HERE’S THE COLD, HARD TRUTH…
That’s where we come in!
We designed your guide to help hardworking pet consultants like you effectively communicate the value of enrichment to ensure you and your clients are on the same page.
ON TOP OF SHOWING YOU HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CLIENTS ABOUT ENRICHMENT…
We’ll walk you through how to integrate enrichment into your training plans so you, your client, and their animals are set up to yield the best results possible.
Clear communication is key. If a client doesn’t understand the concept of enrichment and its benefits, they are not going to commit to the plan you’re proposing. You must help them understand the connection between enrichment and behavior modification to get them on board.
The last thing a busy client and overwhelmed pet owner needs is additional work. If you can make enrichment easy and fun, they will be more willing to accept your suggestions. Empathy and understanding your client’s needs is absolutely necessary for a productive partnership.
Your client’s behavior modification plan needs to be like airplane oxygen masks: they need to put theirs on first before helping those around them. If we put all our focus on the animal and disregard the needs of our clients, we may end up creating the perfect training plan for an animal that never sees the light of day.
Allie Bender is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed, and a Shelter Behavior Affiliate. She has been in the animal welfare industry since 2006 and professionally training since 2012. She is the founder and co-owner of Pet Harmony, co-author of Canine Enrichment for the Real World, and a national speaker.
While in the animal sheltering industry, Allie realized that her passion lied in helping pets with maladaptive behaviors. Specifically, she wanted to help prevent animals with rehabilitatable problems from being euthanized. She loves working with dogs and cats displaying stranger danger, resource guarding, and leash reactivity. Her favorite thing about working with pets and their people is seeing relationships grow and seeing harmonious households develop.
Emily Strong is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Shelter Behavior Affiliate. She has been in the animal welfare industry since 1990 and has been a behavior consultant since 2008. She is the co-owner of Pet Harmony, co-author of Canine Enrichment for the Real World, and a national speaker.
Emily started working with animals at a young age and struggled with the notion that you have to hurt, scare, or intimidate animals to help them. When she discovered the behavior sciences and learned that it wasn’t necessary to do so– that we can care for emotional, mental, and physical health simultaneously– she plunged headfirst into animal behavior. Emily loves helping current and prospective behavior professionals and working with pet parents through our in-depth services. She enjoys working with all species.
YOUR CLIENT ENRICHMENT GUIDE WILL MAKE GUESSWORK A THING OF THE PAST
You don’t have to figure it out all on your own.
Skip throwing spaghetti against the wall and get one step closer to being the pet behavior consultant you’ve envisioned since the beginning!
Your clients will thank you.
Their pets will love you.
And you’ll start seeing better results more quickly, which results in much more money over time!