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From Passion to Profits: How to Get into the Pet Business

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Friday | June 9th

On site at Meadowlands Expo Center

Time Seminar Speaker
5:00 - 6:00pm How To Start A Dog Boarding Business Jason Parker & Steven Parker of K-9 Resorts
6:30 - 7:30pm How To Start A Doggie Daycare Robin Bennett
8:00 - 9:00pm How To Become A Dog Trainer Fernando Camacho

Saturday | June 10th

On site at Meadowlands Expo Center

Time Seminar Speaker
11:00 - 12:00pm How To Become A Dog Trainer Fernando Camacho
1:00 - 2:00pm How To Start Your Own Pet Retail/Boutique Corina Stammworthy
3:00 - 4:00pm How To Start A Doggie Daycare Robin Bennett
5:00 - 6:00pm How To Start A Dog Boarding Business Jason Parker & Steven Parker of K-9 Resorts
7:00 - 8:00pm How To Become A Dog Groomer Khris Berry

Sunday | June 11th

On site at Meadowlands Expo Center

Time Seminar Speaker
10:00 - 11:00am How To Start A Doggie Daycare Robin Bennett
2:00 - 3:00pm How To Become A Dog Trainer Fernando Camacho

Speakers

Robin Bennett


Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett, with 20 plus years of involvement in the pet care industry, is an author and consultant for pet care facilities on the subjects of dog daycare, training, and off-leash dog play. Together, Robin and Susan Briggs (better known as “The Dog Gurus”) have recently launched the best resource for off-leash play at www.TheDogGurus.com. Robin is an active member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), has a B.A. from Roanoke College, has earned Level 1 certification through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT), and is a retired Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserves.

Khris Berry


Khris Berry

Khris Berry has been involved in the Pet Services industry since the early 1990's. She has owned grooming shops, boarding kennels, and obedience training schools and is a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She is the co-founder of See Spot Grooming & Daycare which currently operates 3 locations in 2 states. Her vision has led her to create a Groomer - centric company which provides education, a positive work atmosphere, and benefits for all Spots. She owns and competes in a variety of events with Wirehaired Vizslas including dock diving and obedience.

Fernando Camacho


Fernando Camacho

Fern is a dog behavior consultant and trainer in Northern New Jersey, where he focuses on in-home behavior consultations. He's also the host of the The FernDog Podcast and the author of three books, including “A Better Life with Your Dog,” and “The Dog Rescue Handbook.” In 2012 Fern created The FernDog Trainer Academy, where he helps people take their passion for dogs and turn it into a career as a dog trainer. He loves to help dog businesses meet and exceed their potential by doing in-person consulting and with his online coaching program, DogBiz Rocketship.

Jason Parker


Jason Parker

Jason is the Co-Founder and President of K-9 Resorts Franchising, LLC. He has designed, developed and marketed K-9 Resorts concept as the purveyor of luxury dog care facilities in the Northeast. With over sixteen years of comprehensive management experience, Jason is an accomplished professional and small business owner, and now one of the youngest franchisors in America. Has helped evaluate potential new business deals or acquisitions based on their financial return and alignment with the organization’s core mission and near and long-term strategic objectives. Jason is also a nationally renowned speaker, considered an expert in the pet care industry, and was recognized by Congress for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

Steven Parker


Steven Parker

Steven is the Co-Founder and CEO of K-9 Resorts Franchising, LLC. A nationally renowned pet care expert, he has been featured on Forbes.com, CNN Money, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, NJ BIZ, and Entrepreneur.com. Steven is an accomplished professional and small business owner with over 16 years of comprehensive management experience, starting at the age of fourteen, he is a Certified Pet Care Technician and the former regional director of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Steven’s outstanding communication talents and proven ability to build and lead highly efficient teams has gained him recognition by the Mayor of Fanwood, New Jersey, The Scotch Plains Police Department, and the Unites States Congress for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

Corina Stammworthy


Corina Stammworthy

Corina stumbled into the dog grooming industry by chance, but has brought fresh eyes and new ideas. She opened The Laundromutt, a self-service dog wash and grooming salon, on the concept that washing your own dog should be easy and fun. She believes that your dog should always be in the most educated hands, and in the cleanest and calmest environment possible. Corina is a college biology instructor and is currently in graduate school for Biotechnology.