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Old 04-23-2014, 12:43 AM
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We train at the only horse barn in the city, within several hours of the city really, and there are plans to remove it, not because it's not busy, the waiting list is several years long, bout because they want to put a road in,FFS! No plans on moving it or giving them different land, just a big eff you.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:48 AM
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I posted on FB earlier, but: I got a job at Petsmart as a trainer! I'm so excited to get my foot in the door training and get some experience teaching classes.

Also, there's a lure coursing fun day on Saturday that I'm taking the boys to. So excited!
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:30 PM
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I posted on FB earlier, but: I got a job at Petsmart as a trainer! I'm so excited to get my foot in the door training and get some experience teaching classes.

Also, there's a lure coursing fun day on Saturday that I'm taking the boys to. So excited!
Congrats! Hopefully that will help your financial stresses. And make you happy!
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:47 PM
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Congrats! Hopefully that will help your financial stresses. And make you happy!
Thanks! Yeah, the income is definitely a nice thing too, haha.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:15 PM
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I want to run a dog sports facility! Or at least work there. We should totally team up.

On the other hand, it seems like a tough business. I know my trainer has struggled getting enough interest in her classes. Sucks.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:32 PM
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I want to run a dog sports facility! Or at least work there. We should totally team up.

On the other hand, it seems like a tough business. I know my trainer has struggled getting enough interest in her classes. Sucks.
The other day I had a dream that a tornado blew down our barn (no one was hurt though in my dream it took a while to catch the chickens afterward, haha) AND I won the lottery. Simultaneously. And I built this awesome training facility to replace the barn and it was amazing. Agility-centered but had an indoor current pool for year-round conditioning and all sorts of other cool stuff.

Then my alarm clock rang. Alas.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:52 PM
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I want to run a dog sports facility! Or at least work there. We should totally team up.

On the other hand, it seems like a tough business. I know my trainer has struggled getting enough interest in her classes. Sucks.
Owning your own business is never easy, pretty much regardless of the industry. But it's important to know your market, and know how to market.
Most dog people have no idea how to run a business, that's another problem. LOTS of people don't know how to run a business. That's why it's a whopping percentage of small businesses fail within their first year... people just have no idea. And I do think people underestimate how difficult it is, too.

It's a dream of mine, and cursory research leads me to believe this area could definitely sustain it. But there's just no way for me to pursue it right now. It takes too much time to even begin pursuing it, and too much money... and I'm busy just trying to figure out how to make my mortgage payment this month. =P
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:17 PM
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So, I uhh, got some super exciting news today I totally wasn't expecting.

I wasn't expecting to get paid for my internship because it's 35 hours/week and I only currently work 10. We're a tiny company. My boss told me today that the whole thing will be paid. I kind of stared at her dumbfounded, because I've been so stressed about making ends meet while doing my internship that it's been driving me crazy--I was going to have to work 7 days a week 35 hours for internship and 24 at my other job just to attempt to make ends meet. Now I can take ONE WHOLE DAY off at my other job, and STILL be okay.

Uh, yay? I love my boss.
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Berta got upgraded to a 20 gallon tank yesterday!

...now to go spend all the money on decorating it
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:45 PM
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So, I uhh, got some super exciting news today I totally wasn't expecting.

I wasn't expecting to get paid for my internship because it's 35 hours/week and I only currently work 10. We're a tiny company. My boss told me today that the whole thing will be paid. I kind of stared at her dumbfounded, because I've been so stressed about making ends meet while doing my internship that it's been driving me crazy--I was going to have to work 7 days a week 35 hours for internship and 24 at my other job just to attempt to make ends meet. Now I can take ONE WHOLE DAY off at my other job, and STILL be okay.

Uh, yay? I love my boss.
SURPRISE MONEY!! That's awesome!
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