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Small Beginnings Can Result in Massive Alternatives


For some, alternatives for fulfillment come simply, however for others it’s a gradual course of with many challenges alongside the way in which. Elizabeth Arden, founding father of Elizabeth Arden Inc., as soon as mentioned, “Repetition makes fame and fame makes clients.” Animal Habits School’s Canine Obedience Teacher Coaching Program graduate Bree Arnaud has skilled success at a gradual however progressive charge regardless of her personal challenges.  

Since she was younger, Bree has at all times had an curiosity in working with canine. Rising up in New Orleans, Louisiana, canine have been household to everybody within the space. Her statement as a child was that a lot of the properties in her neighborhood had a canine and lots of of them had behavioral points. When the New Orleans celebration generally known as Second Strains was in full swing, those that knew Bree would ask her to look at their canine whereas they attended. She would gladly take them in, however quickly discovered these grown grownup canine would show unruly habits reminiscent of leaping, being rambunctious and peeing in the home. After a couple of hours of watching them and implementing easy coaching strategies, the homeowners would return to select up their fur infants and spot a distinction in habits.  

As she received older, she would work at canine boarding amenities. Bree additionally labored as a canine walker, and later turned a veterinary assistant. When Bree obtained her personal canine, a Doberman named Ziggy Blue, she realized that whereas she knew some coaching suggestions, to be able to practice Ziggy Blue appropriately she would want to work with an precise canine coach.  

Arnaud first tried probably the most handy possibility of placing Ziggy Blue by means of the coaching program at an area pet retailer however was fast to appreciate that extra coaching was wanted. She then sought out knowledgeable canine coach to work together with her and Ziggy Blue extra intensely. It was throughout this one-on-one coaching that Ms. Arnaud turned keen on changing into knowledgeable canine coach.  

Whereas attending the 2020 Lemonade Convention placed on by the IAABC (Worldwide Affiliation of Animal Habits Consultants), she noticed Animal Habits School (ABC) on the listing of choices to additional her schooling in changing into a canine coach. When requested why she selected ABC over the rivals, Bree mentioned, “The opposite locations have been extra targeted on the methods from the creators of the faculties and never an umbrella educating of canine coaching, which is ok for additional schooling, however I wished to go together with a program that might assist me get my foot within the door and assist me with my profession.” 

For Bree, taking the ABC Canine Obedience Program has helped her implement a brand new schedule and construction for her enterprise. One in all her takeaways was repetition, “Follow, apply, apply is a should and it’s going to take time to turn out to be knowledgeable.” As well as, self-care is necessary. It’s alright to handle your self. Canine coaching and having your personal enterprise may be bodily and mentally exhausting, so scheduling classes round your schedule to make sure a piece/life steadiness is a wholesome strategy.  

In relation to challenges, Bree confronted one which most individuals share of their expertise of beginning a enterprise in the course of the pandemic: constructing her clientele. Luckily for her, she was nonetheless working as a veterinary assistant which helped her survive the slowness of beginning her new enterprise. Together with the particular challenges of making an attempt to construct a brand new enterprise throughout Covid, Bree was coping with inside struggles as effectively. As most entrepreneurs start their journey, they take care of second ideas and insecurities. Bree typically in contrast herself to different trainers and doubted her capabilities. With a lot encouragement and recommendation from her mentor, she realized that worrying about others and their success mustn’t restrict hers. Moreover, the beginning of her enterprise in reminiscence of her late brother who handed away in 2019, motivates her to maintain going to make him proud.  

By means of this resilience, her enterprise, Black Dawg Bark, continues to thrive. In April 2021, Bree was featured on the quilt of Pet Sitters Worldwide together with a full unfold article, which helped enhance her profession even additional. Though she nonetheless works at her veterinary assistant job, it has now turn out to be part-time solely. Her aim is to make her enterprise a full-time profession at a facility with acreage to coach and supply agility sport coaching.  

Some recommendation to those that are contemplating a profession in canine coaching, Bree urged, “At all times be the coed. I’m a kind A persona who likes to study, however if you wish to work with any animals within the discipline, you might want to educate your self as a lot as potential. Each canine is completely different, and it’s essential to have the data to grasp the behaviors and methods. You can’t simply get up at some point and resolve ‘I wish to be a canine coach.’ Be open to studying. The day I’m finished studying is the day that I will probably be finished with canine coaching.”  

Animal Habits School is happy with our graduate and wish to congratulate Bree Arnaud on her latest accomplishments. We hope her story encourages others to pursue their goals of changing into an ABC Licensed Canine Coach.  

In case you are keen on enrolling within the applications supplied at Animal Habits School, take a look at extra data at or name 800-795-3294. 



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