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How APDT and Dog Trainer Insurance Can Boost Your Efforts

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Have you ever considered signing up for an association?

By becoming a member, you have the opportunity to connect with fellow dog trainers, gain new knowledge, and boost your business efforts. The last one is the most important thing for a business owner.

Your association membership may help you boost your business compared to your competitors who run without it. Let’s introduce you to The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and explain the benefits of obtaining a membership.

We’ll also walk you through dog trainer insurance from PCI and how it may help your business efforts.

Let’s start!

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Member Benefits

  • Job opportunities:Members have access to an exclusive job board offered by APDT. It can be used to find jobs for yourself and elevate your business. If you’re looking to take on a new employee, you can post the job using this feature.

  • Annual Tradeshow and Conference:It’s important to stay ahead in the dog training industry. The APDT offers an annual event that gives members the opportunity to learn about the business and try out new dog training products

  • Continuing Education:By furthering your education, you have a chance of standing out from others and running a better business for your clients.

Courses Offered

The APDT offers a wide range of courses for dog trainers. Whether you are just starting out or are looking to gain more insight, this association has a lot to offer for its members.

For your reference, we included a few courses that APDT offers:

  • 2020 Dog Training 101 What All Beginning Trainers Should Know
  • Learning Theory 101:Introduction to How Animals Learn
  • Teaching a Group Dog Class 101
  • Be a Better Teacher, Be a Better Trainer: Intro to Teaching Basics
  • And more!

About APDT

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers offers further training, education, and resources to help over 5,000 members. It is open to all new and experienced dog trainers looking to network and grow their business.For more information, please visit their website.

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Now let’s move onto dog trainer insurance and tell you how beneficial it can be.

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Dog Trainer Insurance From PCI

Most dogs don’t like going to the vet’s office. Whether it’s shots or a physical examination, pups would rather be playing with their owners. Imagine the stress and worry if something ruff happened to one of your furry clients during a training class. Depending on the severity of the injury, you could be rushing your student to the vet’s office (a.k.a, their least favorite place).

While you may think that nothing like that would ever happen, don’t bet on it. During our time in the business, we have helped out plenty of insureds who have dealt with dog injuries. One client was running a training class and two doggos got in a fight. Personalities sometimes don’t mix. Feelings are hurt. It can be a bit of a mess.

That’s where coverage from us can help. Our policy includes vet bill reimbursement and is designed to respond to similar incidents mentioned above. With coverage, you don’t need to handle the financial hiccup on your own.

It’s can be seen as a professional gesture to offer to pay for the vet bill. In turn, this can help keep your client happy. You may even retain that client for future appointments. It’s a win-win scenario.

How APDT and Dog Trainer Insurance Can Benefit Your Business

APDT and dog trainer insurance can elevate your business in many ways.

One of the great things about joining an association, such as the APDT is that they provide members with continuing education. Customers may look at your association connection as a huge bonus for them. Many are looking to work with someone who is knowledgeable and can get results.

With insurance, your business stands out from competitors who run without coverage. Making it a positive for you! However, your area could have several dog trainers who are looking to gain more business. PCI understands that running a business against other competitors can be ruff. That’s why we offer an insurance badge. It can be used in your marketing efforts via social and your website.

By implementing APDT and dog trainer insurance to your business, it shows customers that you’ve taken the extra effort. When they are comparing your business to a competitor, your business boasts extra qualifications and could win them over.

Learn more about dog trainer insurance


Annual Dog Trainer Insurance Policy

This policy is for professionals who work in the pet care industry.

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Comparing Employee Dishonesty Coverage & Bonding

PCI’s employee dishonesty coverage is similar to a bond, but there may be some key differences to consider.

Employee dishonesty coverage:

  • Can be purchased in the same transaction
  • Doesn’t run credit checks
  • Provides $10,000 per occurrence and $25,000 aggregate coverage

Bonds may differ from our dishonesty coverage by:

  • Checking your credit during the application process
  • Having a “Conviction Claus;” Often bonds won’t pay on claims unless there is a conviction
  • Many require you to reimbursement the bonding company after a claim is paid