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Wholesale Opportunities for VSPDTs

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VSPDT Scholarships

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New Positively and VSPDT Brand Assets Now Available!

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Dog*tec Discount for VSPDTs

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Our friends at Dog*tec are celebrating their 10th anniversary helping dog trainers succeed in their businesses. To mark this milestone, they’re offering a great discount to VSPDT members– $100 off any of their business and training products.

More information on the discount here. 

Win Free Tickets to Barkworld 2013

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All VSPDTs are eligible to win a free ticket to Barkworld Expo 2013, happening in Atlanta from August 22-24.

Email [email protected] with the subject line “Barkworld Entry” to be entered into the ticket drawing on August 1st. One lucky VSPDT will get a free Barkworld ticket, valued at $130.

Best of luck!

More info on Barkworld here.

Submissions Being Accepted for VSPDT Conference Presenters

We are planning a dynamic VSPDT conference for all team members in Atlanta from September 13-15 this year, and we need your help!

As of now, the general schedule will include outside speakers (Dr. Marty Becker, Gina Phairas from DogTec, Jennifer Arnold from Canine Assistants, etc), talks from Victoria, roundtable panels among VSPDT members, and plenty of chances for socialization and casually structured group discussions.

We’re also saving some presentation slots for VSPDT members who would like to present at the conference and are currently accepting member submissions. If you have a topic you’d like to share with fellow team members during the conference, please provide us with a submission document no later than June 10th via email to [email protected] with the text ‘VSPDT Conference Speaker Submission’ in the subject line.

All submissions should be sent as Word document attachments and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Topic title
  • Presentation overview blurb (one paragraph stating what the talk will be about and generally what it will cover)
  • Presentation notes (for inclusion in the VSPDT Conference materials)
  • Technical requirements (Powerpoint, interactive qualities, whether live dogs are needed, etc)
  • Desired length of time slot

All presentations will be followed by a discussion period. The conference will take place primarily at the Canine Assistants campus in Milton, GA (45 minutes north of Atlanta).

Depending on the number of submissions, we may not be able to accommodate all those who would like time slots at this year’s conference. Our goal is to notify all potential presenters of the speaker roster by mid-July. In order to keep overall costs down for all those attending the conference, we are unable to provide financial compensation for speakers this year.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or the conference in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

VSPDT Phone Consultation Program Enrollment Now Open!

VSPDT is thrilled to announce a very exciting new feature which we feel will help all licensed team members and support VSPDT’s dual missions of promoting positive training globally while helping your business grow: the VSPDT Phone Consultation Program.

On May 15th, we will be launching the VSPDT Trainer Phone Consultation program to the public. This unique program will match dog owners looking for dog training and behavior advice with VSPDT trainers by phone or Skype to conduct personalized consultations for up to one hour each. VSPDT will collect payment and handle the transaction with the client so that you can focus on helping them get back on track as quickly as possible.

To be eligible to conduct phone or Skype consultations as part of the program, you must first enroll by completing the Enrollment Form below.

Read more information about how the program works.

 

VSPDT Phone Consultation Program Enrollment Form

To enroll in the VSPDT Phone Consultation program as a trainer available to conduct phone consultations and join the roster of VSPDT’s included in the rotation, please complete the below form before May 10th, 2013.

VSPDT Trainer Name (required)

VSPDT Trainer Email (required)

Yes, I'd like to enroll in the VSPDT Phone Consultation Program:
I agree

Behaviors/Issues you do NOT feel comfortable covering in phone consultations (you will not be connected to clients expressing interest in these issues):

 

I am only willing to perform VSPDT consultations via the following (check all that apply):
Skype consultationsPhone consultations

Languages Spoken (must be able to conduct a phone consultation fluently):

Other Comments (optional):

 

VSPDT featured in San Diego Pets Magazine

Victoria’s recurring article in San Diego Pets magazine for the March 2013 issue included information about why adoption is something all those considering adding a new pet to their household should consider.

The end of each of these articles includes a specific call-out to the local San Diego-area VSPDT trainers, Linda Michaels and Julie Schmitt.

Read the article here.

Order Train Your Dog Positively at Wholesale

VSPDT members are eligible to order Victoria’s third book, Train Your Dog Positively, at wholesale  (50% off the cover price) directly from the publisher.

Read more about the book here.

To order, you must first set up a wholesale account with Random House. Download and complete:

  • Letter of intent ( shows you’re reselling the books)
  • New Account Application
  • Order from

Then return the forms to Random House via email to Cathy Garcia at [email protected].

DOWNLOAD THE FORMS HERE

 

The terms of the wholesale accounts are as follows:

  • Non-returnable retail accounts receive a 50% discount off the list price.
  • No charge for normal ground shipping.
  •  The minimum order to open a non-returnable retail account is $250 at retail (Your cost $125).
  •  Reorder minimums are $200 at retail for adult titles

Returnable retail accounts are also available at lower discounts and with higher minimum orders. Please contact Cathy at the email address above.

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