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Mind Your Own Dog Business, hosted by Dog Business Strategist Kristen Lee, is a podcast focused on dog business entrepreneurs on being unapologetically successful and ready to disrupt their dog training and dog walking businesses. In this podcast, Kristen Lee challenges you to not only transform your business but transform your life while stepping into your real power as a dog business owner. You'll learn cutting-edge, proven 7-figure marketing and sales strategies, luxury branding skills along with mastering your mindset that will smash all the glass ceilings and catapult your dog business to the next level with actionable steps. While allowing sustainable growth without the burnout that’s going to empower you to step into your real, authentic self as a dog trainer, dog walker, or whatever slice of the pet industry you find yourself in. Kristen Lee coaches and consults with some of the most elite dog business entrepreneurs and experts. Her mission is to disrupt the current norm, cut through the noise and empower the incredible women of the dog business to step into the spotlight, reclaim control and transform not only their business but their lives. It's real. It's raw. It's uncensored. It's what the dog business has been waiting for.

Mind Your Own Dog Business Kristen Lee

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    • 4.7 • 44 Ratings

Mind Your Own Dog Business, hosted by Dog Business Strategist Kristen Lee, is a podcast focused on dog business entrepreneurs on being unapologetically successful and ready to disrupt their dog training and dog walking businesses. In this podcast, Kristen Lee challenges you to not only transform your business but transform your life while stepping into your real power as a dog business owner. You'll learn cutting-edge, proven 7-figure marketing and sales strategies, luxury branding skills along with mastering your mindset that will smash all the glass ceilings and catapult your dog business to the next level with actionable steps. While allowing sustainable growth without the burnout that’s going to empower you to step into your real, authentic self as a dog trainer, dog walker, or whatever slice of the pet industry you find yourself in. Kristen Lee coaches and consults with some of the most elite dog business entrepreneurs and experts. Her mission is to disrupt the current norm, cut through the noise and empower the incredible women of the dog business to step into the spotlight, reclaim control and transform not only their business but their lives. It's real. It's raw. It's uncensored. It's what the dog business has been waiting for.

    Prepping your dog training biz for a recession

    Prepping your dog training biz for a recession

    In this episode of the Mind Your Own Dog Business Podcast, Kristen Lee talks about recessions and how to prepare your dog business for a recession. All we've been hearing lately from the news is inflation and recession. It's anxiety-inducing and dreadful, and we're all living it now. Here's the thing: the more knowledge and prep you can do, the better off you'll be as a pet business owner.

    Because economic recessions are part of life, we'll all face one (or two or three) at some point in our lifetimes. It's NOT about freaking the f**k out as a dog business owner; it's about how to understand it, prep for it, and make adjustments.

    Kristen covers the key areas to focus on for prep as a dog training business owner, along with a bit of tough love on how the pet industry isn't recession-proof.

    Episode Links:
    Work with Dog Biz School
    Dog Biz School Website
    Instagram - Kristen Lee
    Instagram - Dog Biz School

    • 20 min
    Is it time to fire that toxic dog owner client? These are your signs...

    Is it time to fire that toxic dog owner client? These are your signs...

    In this episode of the Mind Your Own Dog Business podcast, Kristen Lee talks about the signs that it's time to fire that toxic dog owner client.  Yep. Even if you've been putting it off.

    For a moment, dog peeps, it would be an ideal world that every dog-owning client that comes to your dog training and pet business is the motherfucking ideal, perfect, dream client.

    Oh, the dog trainer business land of perfect clients that do everything you prescribe them in your dog training program, that commits 100% to training their dogs with your guidance, who respect all your boundaries as a dog trainer, don't blow up your email, text, after that bottle of wine on a Sunday evening projecting their b******t through their dog that rolls down to you.

    But here we are.

    What to do? Recognize the signs of a bad dog owner client in your pet dog business, objectively and non-emotionally decide if you want to continue working with them, and then yeet them the f**k out of your dog business if needed.

    Episode Links:
    Work with Dog Biz School
    Dog Biz School Website
    Instagram - Kristen Lee
    Instagram - Dog Biz School

    • 21 min
    How She Did It: Her 45k MONTH in Dog Training Sales

    How She Did It: Her 45k MONTH in Dog Training Sales

    Dog Biz School is open for enrollment starting March 27th! Apply today.
    In this f*****g badass episode of the Mind Your Own Dog Business Podcast, Kristen Lee sits down with Hannah Richey, dog trainer and owner of Western K9 CA, an elite dog training company on the West Coast. 
    Hannah (a Dog Biz School student) shares HOW she closed over 45k in dog training sales in Feb. A month, notoriously "slow" for the dog training industry. What's even better than closing 45k in sales? She reignited her love and passion for dog training again after battling mental health issues and burnout.
    Kristen and Hannah cover:
    How she closed 45k + in dog training sales as a one-woman show, without overextending and over committing herself How she grew her business 900%, yes, 900% in a year with Dog Biz School. REAL GROWTH. Her challenges and struggles as a successful woman in the dog training industry

    As always, it's real; it's raw. And it's what our industry needs. 


    Hannah Links:
    Meet Hannah
    Western K9 Dog Training


    Episode Links:
    Work with Dog Biz School
    Dog Biz School Website
    Instagram - Kristen Lee
    Instagram - Dog Biz School

    • 1 hr 16 min
    6+ Figures As A New Dog Trainer, Healing Trauma, & Catastrophic Injuries - Ruth's Story

    6+ Figures As A New Dog Trainer, Healing Trauma, & Catastrophic Injuries - Ruth's Story

    Dog Biz School is Open for enrollment starting March 28th!
    6 + Figures As A New Dog Trainer, Healing Trauma, & Catastrophic Injuries - Ruth's Story
    In this episode, Kristen Lee sits down with Ruth Smith Hayter of AZ-Dogs and Dog Biz School's students. Ruth is a complete badass, and it's an honor to share her story with our listeners of the Mind Your Dog Business podcast.


    Ruth shares her story of starting, yes, starting a dog training business at the beginning of the pandemic, experiencing rapid growth in her first two years (2021 closing in at 189k!).
    Kristen and Ruth talk about:
    What it's like hitting six figures so fast as a baby business ownerHow past trauma bubbles up and peaks its ugly head as you grow as a business ownerHow a career-ending injury for most dog trainers didn't make her skip a beat nor affect her business at all Her Grassroots Dog Biz School experience 

    Ruth Links:
    AZ Dogs IG
    Shop her merch store
    AZ Dog Website


    Episode Links:
    Dog Biz School Website
    Instagram - Kristen Lee
    Instagram - Dog Biz School

    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode: 3 Signs That You Need To Raise Your Dog Training Prices & Rates Now

    Bonus Episode: 3 Signs That You Need To Raise Your Dog Training Prices & Rates Now

    Welcome to this bonus episode of the Mind Your Own Dog Business Podcast. This is a follow-up episode from Charging More For Dog Training - The 2022 Conversation For Dog Trainers. This quick episode is for the dog trainers stuck in dog business decision purgatory about raising their prices. S

    Kristen Lee walks dog trainers and dog business owners through the three signs it's time to raise their prices. You might not be aware of these, but we got you.

    ** Dog Biz School is open for enrollment - get on the waitlist!**

    Email Kristen Lee: kristen@dogbizschool.com

    Episode Links:
    Dog Biz School Website
    Instagram - Kristen Lee
    Instagram - Dog Biz School

    • 11 min
    Transforming Your Dog Training Business (and life!) with Employees

    Transforming Your Dog Training Business (and life!) with Employees

    In this episode, Emily Nolan sits down with Kristen Lee. She talks about how hiring the right people in your dog training business and life is an absolute game-changer for dog trainers, along with not just hiring to "fit a need" but hiring to create leaders and developing leadership teams to support you. 


    Emily shares her journey as an employee to the owner that inherited a dog training team and learned to be a leader while rebuilding a world-class team.


    They also talk about:
    The learning lessons of hiring the wrong peopleHow having a team is an asset to your business The challenges dog trainers face when they first decide to hireHow to hire out & delegate in your life to CHANGE YOUR F*****G LIFEReinvesting back into your employees & develop leadership roles
    Dog Biz School is open for enrollment - get on the waitlist!

    Episode Links:
    Dog Biz School Website
    Instagram - Kristen Lee
    Instagram - Dog Biz School

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

hal319 ,

Mind your own Dog biz gives the best

Kristen Lee knows what she’s talking about. She and the team at Grassroots helped me make my transition to full time dog trainer smooth and most importantly profitable. If you are a business owner, thinking of started your business, or just curious how about how people create a dog business. You should listen and then send them a message. Yes, they are unapologetic about how they do things. I can testify that if you implement what they tell you, you will be profitable as well.

PetWatch 916 ,

Would give 1000 stars if iTunes let me!

As someone who has been in the pet care industry 10+ years, I have learned so much from Kristen’s podcast. When she says she wants to disrupt the industry, she really means it. I wish I found her sooner than later because I would have done so many things differently in my business. Her podcast is a must for all pet pros if you want to start or level up your business. She gives so many golden nuggets you can implement in your business immediately. Beware though once you start listening you’ll want to binge listen every episode 😁

HealthNutNurse ,

The Real Deal

I have the pleasure of knowing Kristen in real life! We met almost a decade ago through my brother’s CrossFit gym in NJ. I’ve always admired Kristen for her no B.S. towards life and her business. If you’re looking for someone to help you cut through your own “stuff” so that you can accomplish your goals in your business and ultimately in your life as a high achieving human, then this is the podcast for you!!! Thank you Kristen for everything you are putting out into this world!!
XOXO,
KMC NJ

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