FDSA Training Camp 2020

Melissa Breau

Melissa’s Bio and Sessions

about  Melissa Breau

Melissa is FDSA’s resident marketing geek. She teaches two classes here at FDSA: Marketing for Pet Professionals and Building a WordPress Website.

In addition to teaching, she hosts the Fenzi Dog Sports podcast, coordinates webinars, helps maintain the FDSA facebook page, runs the Ripple Effect Group for Dog Trainers Using Fenzi Principles, and other random odds and ends as needed. She is currently owned by a GSD with a championship in Treibball (and who is now learning obedience), an English cocker spaniel, and a small tuxedo kitty.

You can learn more about Melissa on her website: www.clickandrepeat.com.

2020  camp sessions

Day 1: Friday

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Start the Ball Rolling: Into to Treibball Lab

Experience Level: All

Want to build your distance control and connection with your dog while participating in a great new sport? Or maybe you’ve always been fascinated by herding, but don’t have sheep. Check out Treibball! Sometimes called “ball herding” or “urban herding,” treibball is a cross between billiards and soccer that you play with your dog. It’s perfect for a dog who is retired from other sports, dogs new to the sports world, or reactive dogs (since most venues restrict access to the competition field). We’ll cover the basic rules of the game and the foundation skills to get you started. Come learn about this relatively new dog sport!

Day 2: Saturday

9:00AM – 10:40PM

The Business End of the Dog: Marketing101

Lecture only- No working team spots!

Do you run your own pet-related business? If you’re a dog trainer, groomer, or another pet professional with your own business and you struggle with marketing your business, this class is for you. Whether you’re new and trying to figure out where to start, have been marketing your business for a while and just aren’t seeing results, or have enjoyed a ton of success but need to figure out what’s working and what’s not, in this lecture/lab we’ll cover where most people go wrong, evaluate what’s working for you now (and what’s not), and discuss new ideas for improving the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of how marketing works and new ideas for bringing in new clients.