- From Teacher to Dog Trainer: A Paw-sitive Approach featuring Taryn Tyler with Teacher Turned Trainer Beefy Marketing/Small Business Origins 1:03:09
In this installment of Small Business Origins, we listen to the entrepreneurial journey of Taryn Tyler, the visionary behind Teacher Turned Trainer, a dedicated dog training venture nestled in the heart of Kansas City, MO. Transitioning from a career in teaching to becoming a maestro in canine education, Taryn unveils her transformative path, imparting wisdom on how to effectively train and comprehend the intricate behaviors and necessities of our furry companions. Furthermore, she illuminates the array of services she provides to assist pet owners in nurturing well-behaved and happy dogs.
Key Quotes and Discussion Points:
“I was out on a walk with Sinclair, my pit bull…and I was just watching him walk, like thriving in his in his environment and not freaking out about other dogs and other people in the park and things like that. I’m like, this is what I wanna do. Like, I wanna work with dogs like Sinclair.” [00:11:30]
On common misconceptions about dog training:
“I would say the biggest misconception that I’ve seen is, I think some people have the mindset that dog training you only need if your dog is showing unwanted behaviors. Whereas I am under the thought that I think every single dog could use some training.” [00:26:14]
On whether dogs can be “too far gone” behaviorally:
“I think it I think it’s a case by case situation…if you’ve exhausted all of those options and even a trainer is like, I don’t think this is the best situation, then you have to do what’s best for your family and for the dog and just Mutual decision of just trying to figure out what’s next.” [00:37:47]
– All dogs can benefit from some level of training, whether it’s basic obedience or help with more significant behavior issues. It’s never too late to start.
– Make sure to find a trainer who uses positive methods aligned with your values.
– Look for opportunities to make training engaging – it should be rewarding for both you and your dog.
– Be patient, get to know your dog’s unique needs, and build trust. With time and consistency, you’ll start to understand each other better.