42 episodes

The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast The Modern Dog Trainer

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.9 • 34 Ratings

The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

    Ep. 42 - Bradley Phifer & The CCPDT 20th Anniversary

    Ep. 42 - Bradley Phifer & The CCPDT 20th Anniversary

    Bradley Phifer, Executive Director of the CCPDT, joins me today to discuss this important anniversary. We go into why it is important and what it means for the industry. We also discuss why the CCPDT is unique and how a diverse range of dog trainers all over the country have pursued this certification.

    Bradley is a dog trainer and behavior consultant who has helped countless dog owners improve their relationship with their dogs. With 17 years of experience, he has successfully trained dogs of all breed types and temperaments. In addition to his experience, Bradley is certified as a trainer by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the leading credentialing organization for the dog training profession, where he serves as their Executive Director. He is also a member of the Ibizan Hound Club of the United States, the Affenpinscher Club of America, and the Basenji Club of America.

    About the Host: Ines McNeil the founder of The Modern Dog Trainer blog, The Crossover Trainer blog, and her own local dog training business, All Positive Dog Training in New York. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and also has a background in digital marketing strategy and business consulting. She is able to mix her expertise in each field to provide the most relevant and actionable tips for dog trainers and their businesses. She has been studying and working with dogs for over 10 years and enjoys helping people regain tranquility in their lives with modern dog training techniques. Now, she helps modern dog trainers establish successful businesses so that they in-turn can help more dog owners and dogs live happy, enriched lives together.

    The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

    Visit our website for articles, courses, and FREE templates and downloads for your training business: TheModernDogTrainer.net

    • 25 min
    Ep. 41 - Richard Gonzalez on Embracing Social Media and Speaking Your Truth

    Ep. 41 - Richard Gonzalez on Embracing Social Media and Speaking Your Truth

    Richard Gonzalez UW-AAB, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, AKC-CGC, DTIP, USMC, first started learning positive reinforcement (R+) with dogs in January 2010. As a Wounded Service member undergoing medical recovery from wounds sustained in combat, he was introduced to service dogs and training. It was through his participation and learning with service dogs that he found his passion to educate dog guardians and their animals' by using humane training methods.

    About the Host: Ines McNeil the founder of The Modern Dog Trainer blog, The Crossover Trainer blog, and her own local dog training business, All Positive Dog Training in New York. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and also has a background in digital marketing strategy and business consulting. She is able to mix her expertise in each field to provide the most relevant and actionable tips for dog trainers and their businesses. She has been studying and working with dogs for over 10 years and enjoys helping people regain tranquility in their lives with modern dog training techniques. Now, she helps modern dog trainers establish successful businesses so that they in-turn can help more dog owners and dogs live happy, enriched lives together.

    The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

    Visit our website for articles, courses, and FREE templates and downloads for your training business: TheModernDogTrainer.net

    • 35 min
    Ep. 40 - Frequently Asked Questions with Ines McNeil

    Ep. 40 - Frequently Asked Questions with Ines McNeil

    Ines answers some of your frequently asked questions in this episode including:


    How to get your clients to do their homework,

    How to attract clients on social media?

    What tools do I recommend?

    How do you narrow in on where to focus your time and energy to grow when you’re just beginning and have limited time and resources?

    Ines McNeil, B.S. Biology, CPDT-KA, is an internationally renowned dog training business coach and strategist. She has built up The Modern Dog Trainer from scratch into a 6-figure business and now spends her time helping dog trainers discover how to earn more from their services while finding their ideal work/life balance. She helps great dog trainers build sustainable & profitable 6-figure businesses.

    She has spent 15 years in the dog training industry. She's worked every position from caretaker to business owner so she knows the ins and outs of what it takes to be successful and what potential downfalls you're up against. She will confidently prepare you and coach you with proven strategies to help you build your dream business.

    She's not one for traditions. She is innovative, driven, and puts her creative problem solving to good use for her dedicated students. She doesn't believe you have to max out your schedule, sacrifice time with family, or bend over backwards to build your dream business. Instead, you should build your own financial independence as a woman to lead the way for future generations, be a role model for your peers, and inspire others to trust in themselves.

    About the Host: Ines McNeil the founder of The Modern Dog Trainer blog, The Crossover Trainer blog, and her own local dog training business, All Positive Dog Training in New York. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and also has a background in digital marketing strategy and business consulting. She is able to mix her expertise in each field to provide the most relevant and actionable tips for dog trainers and their businesses. She has been studying and working with dogs for over 10 years and enjoys helping people regain tranquility in their lives with modern dog training techniques. Now, she helps modern dog trainers establish successful businesses so that they in-turn can help more dog owners and dogs live happy, enriched lives together.

    The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

    Visit our website for articles, courses, and FREE templates and downloads for your training business: TheModernDogTrainer.net

    • 22 min
    Ep. 39 - Dee Hoult on Juggling a Seven-Figure Dog Training Business Owner & Toddler Mom Life

    Ep. 39 - Dee Hoult on Juggling a Seven-Figure Dog Training Business Owner & Toddler Mom Life

    Dee Hoult, MBA, CDBC, Miami mom, and owner of Applause Your Paws Dog Training - South Florida’s Largest privately owned dog training company. In between toddler mom life, Dee runs her non-profit prison dog training program and provides the vision for her seven-figure dog training business. Today she shares her story and some valuable insights into what it took to build massive success in the pet industry as a professional dog trainer.

    About the Host: Ines McNeil the founder of The Modern Dog Trainer blog, The Crossover Trainer blog, and her own local dog training business, All Positive Dog Training in New York. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and also has a background in digital marketing strategy and business consulting. She is able to mix her expertise in each field to provide the most relevant and actionable tips for dog trainers and their businesses. She has been studying and working with dogs for over 10 years and enjoys helping people regain tranquility in their lives with modern dog training techniques. Now, she helps modern dog trainers establish successful businesses so that they in-turn can help more dog owners and dogs live happy, enriched lives together.

    The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

    Visit our website for articles, courses, and FREE templates and downloads for your training business: TheModernDogTrainer.net

    • 28 min
    Ep. 38 - Malena DeMartini on Working with Separation Anxiety

    Ep. 38 - Malena DeMartini on Working with Separation Anxiety

    Malena DeMartini joins us today to talk about separation anxiety. This topic alone gives lots of trainers anxiety! She shares some common misconceptions of separation anxiety, frequent mistakes, and the role that desensitization has in treating SA in dogs. Discover why separation anxiety happens and what you can do to better serve your clients in their training journeys with their dogs. Learn more about Malena and her programs here: https://malenademartini.com/

    Malena DeMartini, CTC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder over the last 20 years. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, in addition to her newly published book, Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Next Generation in Treatment Protocols and Practices has helped countless numbers of dogs. Her online course for guardians called Mission: POSSIBLE has proven to be an invaluable resource in the industry and the success rate realized there is inestimable. In addition to writing and lecturing worldwide, Malena oversees a team of top SA trainers and runs an internationally accessible certification program for accomplished dog professionals looking to hone their skills. Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science-based methods. Resources about separation anxiety and support with training can be found at malenademartini.com

    About the Host: Ines McNeil the founder of The Modern Dog Trainer blog, The Crossover Trainer blog, and her own local dog training business, All Positive Dog Training in New York. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and also has a background in digital marketing strategy and business consulting. She is able to mix her expertise in each field to provide the most relevant and actionable tips for dog trainers and their businesses. She has been studying and working with dogs for over 10 years and enjoys helping people regain tranquility in their lives with modern dog training techniques. Now, she helps modern dog trainers establish successful businesses so that they in-turn can help more dog owners and dogs live happy, enriched lives together.

    The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

    Visit our website for articles, courses, and FREE templates and downloads for your training business: TheModernDogTrainer.net

    • 41 min
    Ep. 37 - Melissa McCue-McGrath on Expectations of Dogs in the City

    Ep. 37 - Melissa McCue-McGrath on Expectations of Dogs in the City

    Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is the author of “Considerations for the City Dog“, the urban dog's handbook. Additionally, she's the co-Training Director of New England Dog Training Club (the oldest AKC Obedience club in the country). In this episode, we discuss tips for navigating the city with dogs and considering the environment as a consideration in animal placement from rescue and breeding. She is also the host of the BewilderBeast podcast.

    Melissa is the host of "BewilderBeasts" - a podcast about the intersection of animals and humanity. She's been featured in Bark Magazine, Maine Dog Magazine, and has been invited to speak at Tufts, MIT, and the New England Federation of Humane Societies on the responsible placement of dogs from shelters and breeders alike.

    After growing up in an accidental dog sledding family in rural Maine, she became a certified professional dog trainer in Greater Boston and now sits as the co-Training Director of New England Dog Training Club, the oldest AKC obedience club in the country. Melissa is a senior instructor at MSPCA. Melissa teaches a variety of classes, including disc dogs, scent work, and reactive dogs, in addition to privately evaluating dogs who are having an increasingly difficult time living in urban areas.

    More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com or BewilderBeastsPod.com

    About the Host: Ines McNeil the founder of The Modern Dog Trainer blog, The Crossover Trainer blog, and her own local dog training business, All Positive Dog Training in New York. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and also has a background in digital marketing strategy and business consulting. She is able to mix her expertise in each field to provide the most relevant and actionable tips for dog trainers and their businesses. She has been studying and working with dogs for over 10 years and enjoys helping people regain tranquility in their lives with modern dog training techniques. Now, she helps modern dog trainers establish successful businesses so that they in-turn can help more dog owners and dogs live happy, enriched lives together.

    The Modern Dog Trainer Podcast provides the best dog training business tips for modern dog trainers. Learn alongside the industry's leading professionals as we discuss relevant dog training news, dog behavior theories, business practices, and more!

    Visit our website for articles, courses, and FREE templates and downloads for your training business: TheModernDogTrainer.net

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

d2mo ,

Needs tweaking

Made it to just after the 1 minute mark of the first episode I tried to listen to, and the audio was unlistenable. Hope future episodes have better, more consistent audio quality, but right now the changes in volume, ambient background noise, and the echo make for a very off-putting experience.

ladyyas123 ,

Love it!

Very informative and interesting. I hope more episodes will come!

Myacsm ,

Enjoyable listening to dog trainers talk dog!

I’ve really enjoyed the modern dog trainer podcasts. Hearing dog pros chat about topics that interest me for my own further learning is quite valuable. Easy to listen to. Ines is great!

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