2013 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

SA03 - Introvert's Guide to the Other End of the Leash

Oct 26, 2013 9:00am ‐ Oct 26, 2013 10:30am

Standard: $24.00

Description

Extroverts get reenergized when dealing with people; introverts do not. Therefore introverted trainers face a higher risk of burnout.

A great many dog trainers are introverts. Alone with a dog, they are content, but unfortunately dogs don't write the checks. Dealing with people is a big part of being a dog trainer. In this session, you'll learn strategies to help you become as comfortable with the people as you are with their dogs.

This session will identify some of the basic issues that introverts face in talking to the owner when all you want to do is work with the dog. Learn to find a balance between your comfort zone and your clients' needs so that they come out of a training session with a solid understanding of what to do, and you come out ready for the next one that starts in 10 minutes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Develop strategies to make client interactions easier
2. Identify a balance between your comfort zone and your client's needs
3. Determine how to pace yourself so that you aren't drained at the end of the session

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