Careers With Dogs

Make your living working with dogs!

We certainly can’t think of a better way to put food on the table.

6 reasons to pursue a career working with dogs:

  1. Hanging out with dogs
  2. Improving dogs’ lives
  3. The personal satisfaction of doing something you love
  4. Daily appreciation in the form of tail wags and slobbery kisses
  5. No nasty commute or demanding boss
  6. Did we mention hanging out with dogs?

Okay, we might have cheated by including one twice, but if you’ve dreamed of working with dogs for a living-or you’re already doing it-you know this is only the beginning of the list

How we can help you pursue your love of dogs for a living:

Start a dog training, walking, daycare, pet sitting, or boarding business, or grow the business you already own.

Get friendly, knowledgeable one-on-one help to start or grow your business

Doggy Business co-owner and lead trainer Doug Duncan is honored to serve as one of dog*tec’s business consultants. As part of a dedicated team led by dog*tec’s Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas, Doug can help you realize your dream of owning and working successfully full-time in your own dog business.

Whether you’re just getting started or already have a training, walking, daycare, pet sitting, or boarding business, if you’re like most dog pros the business side of things doesn’t come quite as easily as the dog side. That’s where dog*tec comes in. Widely respected as the go-to resource for business support, dog*tec has been helping dog lovers succeed on the business side since 2003.

If you’re feeling bogged down by start up questions or frustrated by slow progress or other challenges like setting your rates, marketing, time management, structuring your services, or staff issues, reach out and let Doug and the dog*tec team help.

Learn more or schedule your first consult today.

A message from Doug

REALLY, IS THERE A BETTER WAY TO MAKE A LIVING? I certainly can’t think of one. That’s why I was so delighted to be asked to join the dog*tec team, first as Portland’s Dog Walking Academy instructor, then as a business consultant.

Meredith and I have been so lucky to work in the dog industry full-time together since 2004. It brings me great personal pleasure to be able to share that good fortune with fellow dog lovers. So if you’re thinking about getting into the business, or you’ve already taken the plunge and are ready to take things to the next leavel, I look forward to seeing you in class or working one-on-one together toward your goals.

Want to know more about me first?

Read here about my credentials and background


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