The Legal Aspects of Launching Your Business – The Basics


No matter how good a dog trainer you are, there are risks involved in running your own business. If you spend some time and effort to set your business up correctly, you will be well prepared for whatever the future brings. This workshop will introduce small business owners to the basic legal requirements and considerations for starting and running their own businesses, with an emphasis on minimizing business risks. You will know what you can do on your own, and when to go for professional help.


  • Choose a name, register, consider trademark
  • Insurance – in case things go very wrong
  • Is an LLC right for me?
  • Licensing and permits
  • Contracts and waivers
  • You need a professional – attorney, tax professional, insurance agent
  • Do it right – ethics, including data privacy, using others’ ideas or materials, non-competes

Section 8: Electives

Scheduled to run

On Demand


Christina Schenk-Hargrove


Approved IAABC CEUs


Approved CCPDT CEUs