Canine Behavior Consulting Coach
Why canine behavior consulting coach?
When a new candidate applies for our internship program here at BADDogs Inc, one of the first questions I ask in the initial interview is “What is your ultimate goal? Where do you want to end up with this?” And the vast majority respond the same way.
My name is Barbara Davis, CPDT-KA, CDBC. I have over 30 years of learning, practice and experience in dog training and behavior consulting. When I was coming up in training and behavior consulting, I was fortunate to have accessible mentors who taught, encouraged and motivated me to continue my training and improve my practice. This was due to a number of factors, including:
Today the dog training business is exploding,
with schools, academies and trainer development programs springing up all over. Many of these are distance-learning programs with little or no hands’ on and very little mentorship. Live seminars, workshops, webinars and conferences are available on nearly a weekly basis these days on a diverse array of subject matter. And if you can’t get to the live version, you’ll generally be able to buy a recording to view or listen to at your leisure. There’s never been so much education available. But how is an individual to know how all these pieces really fit together.
One piece of that puzzle isn’t as readily available.
The ability to meet with someone who has the experience, knowledge and skill that’s in line with your personal practice goals and objectives. Someone who’s been for many years what you want to be eventually (the sooner the better!). Someone who’s done it all 100 times over to bounce your ideas off of. Someone who, when you’ve tried “everything”, probably has a few more “everythings” up their sleeve. Someone who can help you avoid taking wrong turns, spin your wheels and run off the road. A future “you” you can rely on to help you be successful and make you look like a hero in front of your clients.
As your personal Canine Behavior Consulting Coach, I’ll be available at our appointed times for a phone call or Skype, to run down your current challenging cases and help you stay on track. I’m there to review your case notes and videos and help show you how to get better results more quickly. But most importantly, because I’m working for you, I’m very vested in making sure you’re as successful as you can be!