Monday, May 21, 2012

ATTN PATS Members -- Volunteer's Needed!!
Sunday, June 3rd
 Lafayette College (Easton, PA)

 Contact: MATT BAYLY
(610) 330-5766

PLEASE consider volunteering for part or all of the day. It’s a great atmosphere, and a tremendous cause. Show-up time is 8am, followed by field set-up, then morning session 9-12. Lunch & guest speaker (Penn State’s Bill O’Brien) are 12-1, then afternoon session from 1-3. After field cleanup of about 30 minutes, we join the 250+ coaches for an on-site cook-out put on Outback.

Please respond yes, no, or maybe- so I can get an idea of how many ATs , nurses, & MDs we’ll have available.

Lastly- Please pass this on to anyone who may also be interested in helping out.

The eighth annual Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp will be held on Sunday, June 3 at Lafayette College´s Metzgar Athletics Complex in Easton, Pa. Lauren´s First and Goal is a non-profit organization, a labor of love started in 2004 by John and Marianne Loose in honor of their daughter, Lauren, a 13-year-old pediatric brain tumor survivor. Since its inception, LFG has raised more than $800,000 toward its mission to provide financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services, to offer financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer, and to increase awareness of the disease.

CAMP OVERVIEW: Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp is a one-day non-contact camp for any student who will be entering 9th through 12th grades in Sept. of 2010. Players will be divided into small groups by position and age for offensive and defensive skill instruction. Student-athletes should wear sneakers to the facility to be used on the turf, and bring football shoes for the grass.
During Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp, participants will have the unique opportunity to make contact with Division I, II & III college coaches who are volunteering their time and expertise to work the camp. The camp will also feature a guest speaker. Last year, more than 275 college coaches volunteered at the LFG camp. The camper to coach ratio will be approximately 8 to 1.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Work From Home by Starting Your Own Dog Training Business

If you enjoy dogs and would like to have your very own small business, what about considering starting up a dog training business?

You will be spending your time handling wonderful animals instead of being chained to a desk. If you are seeking flexibility to follow your passion and you also enjoy working with animals, this could be an ideal business plan for you.

There are no 9- 5 days for a dog training businessperson simply because you're able to decide when to work. Furthermore, you are able to choose if you wish to do group dog training, one-on-one classes, or both. You also can decide if you would like the dogs to come to your property for training or maybe you would prefer to go to the dog's home location.

One of the most attractive parts of being a dog trainer is that you can go anywhere in the world and your services will be needed. There's no need to be tied down to one location if you like to be on the move.

A lot of people are seeking dog training work, and your small business could possibly be the ideal place for their expertise. Your staff may also provide further services like dog walking to help the dogs in between sessions and improve your profits.

Dog training can be a very rewarding career and while the lure of working with animals is an appealing factor, the truth is you will more than likely be working more closely with people.

Dog Trainers are in high demand! If you think you have the skills to train a dog, this may be the business for you!

Look at dog training as a service industry within any area. Becoming a certified dog trainer will certainly give you some standing within any community and someone who possesses the skills to help people meet a growing need for teaching dogs the skills to fit into society.

Finding a good training program however, may be a little difficult for some. Here are at least five requirements any dog certificate training course should have:

#1 Any course should look at a history of dog training. Going back as far as the 1900's is preferred and this section will also compare different training methods not just in the canine world but within the animal world in general.

#2 There should be a module looking at the difference between training canines and human learning. This is a very crucial aspect and leads into such areas as negative and positive re-enforcement of the animal, punishment strategies and conditioned animal responses.

#3 A look at dog behaviour is required. You may think you understand your dog but a training course will teach you a whole lot more. This includes such topics as developmental behaviour, behavioural genetics, body language, social development and the characteristics of different breeds.

#4 You will need to learn how to design a class. In other words, how to structure it, what to include in the course and what materials will be required, counselling owners, knowing how to speak with and motivate dog handlers and how to select your clientele.

#5 There will definitely need to be a business module within the certification dog training course. Knowing how to start a business is important and knowing how to maintain it is equally as important.

Before registering for a dog training school, do your research. Ask a variety of questions about methods which are taught and what's contained in the curriculum.

A very good dog training school ought to include business managing education in establishing a dog training business. Also, look for schools that contain an array of canine psychology and behaviour, along with teach how to create dog training courses for customers.

Once you have acquired your certificate in dog training you can start to set up your own business.

Firstly; decide what you would like your business name to be. Be certain to put what you're providing within the title, for example Joe's Dog Training Service. This way your prospects are certain they are calling for what they're looking for.

Secondly; legalize your business. Go to your state's business website and register your business. To find your local government office does a search for "running a business in [your state]

Thirdly; is to get insurance. This is very important. You can never predict if you may be bit or maybe if the dog will bite another person or any other dog. You can invest in insurance protection via ADPT which is a connection for dog trainers. This organization provides extensive valuable benefits to its membership.

Fourthly; get your paperwork in order. You need to be sure you have got a signed training application to understand the dog's history. To purchase professional paperwork, you can visit the Business Forms Store.

Last but not least; is to work on getting clients. This will probably be the toughest and most time-consuming part of starting off your dog training business. Websites are most often the simplest way to draw in clients because most people search for what they need on the internet.

You may also get testimonials and referrals from local veterinarians and dog breeders as well a pet supply store.

Those two are the best techniques for finding clients. When you happen to be in business for some time, you will begin to get customers by word of mouth marketing.

If you would like to read more about starting your own dog training business, check out some helpful books and articles on my website.