Dr. Amy Pike
Dr. Corsin Muller
Dr. Debbie Gross
Dr. Frank McMillan
Dr. Isabella Merola
Dr. Jean Dodds
Dr. Jessica Hekman
Dr. Karen Overall
Dr. Linda Harper
Dr. Lynn Honeckman
Dr. Nancy Kay
Dr. Nathan Hall
Dr. Robert King
with Tristan Flynn
Presented by Tristan Flynn
CEUs PPAB, 1 IAABC, (Pending) CCPDT, (Pending)
This presentation will outline the best practices for running a large dog day care facility with a strong focus on both playgroup safety and maximizing profit potential. It will cover how to ask the right questions when assessing new dogs, how to conduct new dog assessments, managing large play groups safely, what your staff need to know and how to set up your facility for success. It will also cover the financial aspect of the business from what should you charge, how to offer discounts and how to ensure your business is successful and profitable.
Tristan Flynn is a certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and a certified dog behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. He hosts a weekly radio show K9 Connection on the Rogers Radio network in Nova Scotia, Canada and appears on Global Television each month hosting Dog Talk. Flynn is the owner of Jollytails, the largest dog day care, training, retail and grooming facility in Nova Scotia with two locations in central Halifax and oversees the assessment and behavior of the nearly 130 dogs per day that attend the facility. Flynn has previously presented webinars for the Pet Professional Guild on teaching reactive dog classes and day care operations, and also presented at the 2015 Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference. He hosts several presentations a year for pet owners and veterinary students on behavior modification in Atlantic Canada.
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1
Dog parks and dog daycare facilities are becoming increasing popular in North America. It is common place for pet owners, daycare workers and trainers to be around large (40+) groups of off-leash dogs. Larger playgroups result in different interactions, behaviors, potential risks and management strategies than smaller groups.
This webinar will outline how to manage larger off-leash groups; tendencies of certain breeds to behave in certain ways, for example, herding breeds to herd, terriers to be feisty and energetic, hounds to be aloof and independent; dangerous situations to watch for and avoid, and an overall blueprint for how to successfully manage large playgroups for safe and healthy interactions off-leash.
Tristan Flynn, CDBC, CPDT-KA is a certified trainer and behavior consultant. He owns Jollytails, Halifax's largest dog daycare, training, grooming and retail facility. Jollytails has roughly 140 dogs between their two locations daily for dog daycare.
Tristan has lectured for PPG in several webinars and at the 2016 Summit and will be a presenter at the 2017 Summit in Orlando. Tristan has a training DVD, “The Leash Reactivity Blueprint” available through Tawzer Dog and Dogwise.
Tristan has been featured on a variety of TV segments for Global News, CTV News and hosted a Radio show called the K9 Connection, which was heard in Atlantic Canada from 2013-2016.
Tristan lives with his 9 year old Bernese Mountain Dog Freyja in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada