Tawzer Dog | Day 1- SIRIUS® Four Day Academy

Day 1- SIRIUS® Four Day Academy

Video Description:

This is DAY ONE of the SIRIUS® Four Day Academy in Chicago.

"Business, Promotion, People Training & Games"

Topics include:

BUSINESS ' from Single Person to Corporation with Employees, Dr Dunbar addresses the many issues faced by the new business owner:

Schedule C

Independent Contractors?


  • Employees (encouragement or non-compete)
  • Payroll
  • Double Taxation


Time Windows for promptly returning calls and answering email

Ask for the Sale!

Scheduling Classes and Consults

Pricing ' 1 2 3

  1. One-Topic Lectures, Classes and Workshops 
  2. Individual Consultations at Office/Facility & 6-Week Classes
  3. Consultations in the Home 

Advertising budget


Veterinary Profession

Community ' video nights, free Q&A lectures, events (Seminars & Games)

Local Media ' radio, TV, doggy Newsletters


Client Compliance

Bozo Game

Be the Dog e.g., Name, Sit

Training Game with 6 different types of binary feedback


Motivation for Dogs, Owners, Trainers and Onlookers

Quantitative Assessment of Performance

Owner Compliance and Enthusiasm to Train

Presentation by: Ian Dunbar

Copyright © 2011, Tawzer Dog LLC

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, dog trainer, and writer. He received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) and a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at the University of California in Berkeley, where he spent ten years researching the development of hierarchical social behavior and aggression in domestic dogs. For seven years Dr. Dunbar ran a behavior clinic specifically for biting and fighting dogs.

Dr. Dunbar is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Sierra Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (which he founded).

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Dunbar has given over 750 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy training classes (which he pioneered), temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training. Dr. Dunbar books, videos, and AKC Gazette "Behavior" column (which he created), have won numerous awards. Dr. Dunbar is currently Director of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior in Berkeley, California, where he lives with Kelly, Claude, Ollie, and Mittens.  

Visit Ian's website

No CEU's offered for this video per CCPDT.