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October 23rd — 26th 2016

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Open up to a world of new possibilities! The theme of #PSO2016 is CONNECTION.
Every aspect of the event is designed to help you bring
greater and stronger connections to your business.

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Add to My Calendar 2016-10-23 09:00:00 2016-10-26 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 5th Annual PetSittingOlogy Conference #PSO2016 The 5th Annual PetSittingOlogy Conference takes place from Oct 23-26 in Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV Josh Cary and PetSittingOlogy




Understanding Dog Behavior with Mikkel Becker

Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 | 9am - 12pm

$99 per person (optional session)

Mikkel Becker photoMost pet care professionals (both inside and outside the dog training world) benefit from understanding dog behavior. Imagine meeting a brand new dog face-to-face at the initial consultation, and having an instant rapport with the pooch!

We are pleased to announce this 3-hour hands-on workshop, led by our friend and certified dog trainer, Mikkel Becker!

Topics to be covered include:

  • Recognizing subtle signs of fear and anxiety in pets you are caring for, and learning the actions to take (to alleviate that fear and protect yourself)
  • Read and properly reacting to canine body language
  • Helping fearful or scared dogs come out of their shells and quickly warm up to you
  • Learning the differences between an excited dog versus a fearful dog that is simply being reactive
  • Managing the health and well-being of pets, which will make it easier for both you and the pet to give a pill or administer ear medication
  • Gaining more control over the pets in your care
  • Adding value and gain confidence to your services by caring for better-behaved pets that make for a happier pet AND happier pet parents
  • Focusing on the behavioral issues and the emotional well being of the pets in your care
  • Training skills using only positive reinforcement techniques (this will be hands-on with live dogs)
  • Valuable skills that incorporate hand targets and eye contact with pets

This is an interactive, “roll up your sleeves” hands-on workshop utilizing real dogs from the local shelter that are available for adoption.

Watch and Learn More About Mikkel Becker

Mikkel Becker is a certified trainer specializing in dogs and cats, co-author of five books in the “Ultimate Pet Lover” series, and the resident trainer for (Read Mikkel’s full bio on Vetstreet here.)

In her professional work, Becker uses positive reinforcement and non-force training strategies based in scientific learning theory. She is an honors graduate of the rigorous and prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA, a graduate of the Purdue University Dogs and Cats course, and a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy.

As the daughter of Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” it was pretty much a given that Mikkel would choose a career working with animals, and it’s been a gift for father and daughter to work together in media, in the lecture circuit and in practice within the veterinary hospital. The father-daughter team is currently working together to develop and implement strategies to take the fear out of veterinary visits for pets.


It's YOUR Business: Market, Grow, and Keep Your Sanity

Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 | 1pm - 4pm

Included FREE with your registration

Pet Sitting Business Masterclass with Beth Greenberg Cotell and Pam Ahart-Steward

Creating a blueprint to guide your company’s success!

– Marketing ideas for phenomenal growth, including 20 new ideas to take home and put to work!

– Setting an advertising budget – what works, and what is worth spending money on?

– Networking: who, what, where, why?

– Running your company like a TRUE business

– Hiring, managing, and RETAINING staff

– NO is not a four-letter word – how and when, and WHY to say it

– Mini-crash course in managing clients:

- under-promising and over-delivering

- how to earn exceptional client reviews (Yelp, Angie’s List, Google)

- managing client complaints while still retaining the client

- how, when, why to comp services or offer discounts

– Interactive breakout sessions focusing on resolution of common client complaints or problems

Participants will leave the session energized and excited about the next three days, to learn more and grow their companies to achieve their goals!

NOTE: This workshop is INCLUDED with your conference registration ticket.

Beth Greenberg Cotell and Pam Ahart-Steward

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Beth and Pam are the very successful owners of All Friends Pet Care, located in Northern Virginia. Through their careful oversight and innovative approach to management, All Friends has climbed the ranks to become one of the best-performing pet sitting businesses in America by consistently reaching seven figures in revenue.

Beth and Pam have since teamed up to form Alpha Approach Consulting, and they will host a three-hour session on Sunday and teach how to become more successful in your businesses as well.

Beth Greenberg Cotell and Pam Ahart


Opening Night Cocktail Reception

Complete with 2-hour open bar and light food!

On Sunday, join us from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for a casual, yet elegant cocktail reception as the conference officially kicks off . You’ll say hi to friends old and new in a friendly atmosphere while noshing on passed hors d’oeuvres and enjoying drinks from the open bar. Some conference speakers will also be on hand to say hello as everyone networks and gets comfortable in our home for the next few days.


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An Incredible Experience

You’ll spend four days networking and bonding with industry peers and professional speakers, all within a warm and welcoming environment.


The hotel and surrounding world-class amenities will keep you perfectly occupied. Enjoy shopping, relaxation, dining and other activities with your new friends!

Delicious Food & Beverage

You’ll be treated to six exquisite meals that rival the quality of any fine dining restaurant, all of which are included with your ticket! Vegan and Vegetarians Unite (we have delicious options for you, too)!

Comfortable Accommodation

Whether it’s in your hotel room or in the conference room, your comfort at the Monte Carlo is assured, and will make your experience a truly memorable one.


Sunday 10/23

9am – 12pm Mikkel Becker Workshop (optional)
1pm – 4pm Pet Sitting Business Masterclass with Beth Greenberg-Cotell and Pam Ahart-Steward
5:30pm – 7:30pm Cocktail Party with Open Bar and Passed Hors D’oeuvres
7:30pm – 8:30pm Private Entertainment Show

Monday 10/24

8am – 9:30am Breakfast (provided)
9:30am -10:00am Opening Remarks (Josh Cary)
10am – 11:30am Presentation 1
11:30am – 1pm Presentation 2
1pm – 2pm Lunch (provided)
2pm – 3:30pm Presentation 3
3:30pm – 5:00pm Presentation 4
6:30pm – 9:30pm VIP Dinner (Optional, with VIP ticket)

Tuesday 10/25

8am – 9:30am Breakfast (provided)
9:30am – 10am Vendor Stage Demo
10am – 11:30am Presentation 1
11:30am – 1pm Presentation 2
1pm – 2pm Lunch (provided)
2pm – 3:30pm Presentation 3
3:30pm – 5pm Presentation 4
6:00pm – 8:00pm Sit-down Dinner and Award Ceremony

Wednesday 10/26

10am – 11am Workshop Part 1
11am -12pm Workshop Part 2
12pm – 1pm Lunch (provided)
1pm – 2pm Workshop Part 3
2pm – 3pm Workshop Part 4
3pm – 3:30pm Closing Remarks


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Join us for Workshop Wednesday, a five-hour intensive session guided by four experienced pet sitting business professionals. Access to this last day of the event is included in your ticket registration, so be sure to take advantage of the great input you’ll get from these session leaders!

Want all the details? Click to learn more and to meet the session leaders!


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{Source: NBC News} How Pilots N Paws Was Founded: Animal lover Debi Boies was ecstatic when she found her dream-dog — a doberman rescue named Brock. The only problem was that Brock was in a different state. But Boies wasn’t going to give up on the pooch, who would likely be euthanized if she didn’t provide him with a home, so she enlisted the help of a pilot friend to fly from South Carolina to Florida to pick him up. That experience in 2008 sparked an idea that has led to the transport of more than 65,000 animals. Boies started “Pilots N Paws,” a website where pilots can coordinate with shelters, foster families and rescue families to bring animals who have limited time in “kill shelters” to their “forever homes.”

Pilots N Paws: Our Official Charity

Nearly $4000 Raised at the 2015 Conference!

At our least year’s conference, we raised nearly $4000 for Pilots N Paws, our official rescue group! Don’t miss your chance to bid on a private tour with Pilot Dan and 3 of your conference colleagues, as you fly above the Grand Canyon.

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Business Insurers of the Carolinas

 Want your brand to be in good company? We’d be honored to have you as our newest sponsor!

Please get in touch by calling us at (646) 807-8718 or by using the form below.


Hotel Group Rate Room Details

Our 5th annual event will take place for the second year at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino. The hotel is located directly on the Las Vegas Strip (next door to New York New York) and a quick 2.4 miles from McCarran International Airport.

Here are the group rates we have been extended.

  • $168 — Saturday Oct 22
  • $56 — Sunday Oct 23
  • $58 — Monday Oct 24
  • $58 — Tuesday Oct 25
  • $58 — Wednesday Oct 26

NOTE: Total percentage of group rate room availability will be listed here.

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Early Bird Pricing! Register today before ticket fee increases on July 22, 2016 August 1, 2016! Thanks to our Motorola Sponsor!
Full Access Pass
  • Access to 8 speaker sessions
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Opening Night Cocktail Party
  • Private entertainment show
  • Workshop Wednesday access
  • Vendor and Exhibit Studio

One-Time Payment

One-Time Payment w/ Mikkel Becker Workshop


Pay Over Time

(3 monthly payments of $145)

Pay Over Time w/ Mikkel Becker Workshop

(4 monthly payments of $135)

V.I.P. Access Pass
  • Includes everything from the Full Access Pass, plus…
  • Priority seating and registration
  • Access to Mikkel Becker’s Sunday workshop
  • One-on-One Coaching Session from Speaker
  • Virtual Coaching session with Josh Cary
  • Mastermind Dinner with PSO Innercircle

One-Time Payment


Pay Over Time

(4 monthly payments of $229)

What Does The V.I.P. Package Include?

This is our supreme conference experience!

This ticket includes:

Priority registration and seating at the conference. Jump to the head of the line! This will allow you to register and pick up your paperwork and goodie bag before anyone else. You’ll also have first choice of seating in the PSO conference room, which will allow you to sit up front, down back, or anywhere else you feel comfortable!

Complimentary admission to Sunday Morning’s ‘Understanding Dog Behavior’ workshop with Mikkel Becker. Join our friend Mikkel Becker for this interactive workshop, at which she’ll teach you to look and feel confident when dealing with dogs in different situations. This session will take place on Sunday morning.

One thirty-minute one-on-one coaching session with one of our amazing conference speakers. This great opportunity to brainstorm and consult with an industry expert will help you take your business to new heights. This session will take place at a scheduled time during the conference.

One sixty-minute virtual coaching session with Josh Cary. This session will allow you to discuss your website or your business struggles with the leader in website design and marketing for the pet care industry. This will take place prior to the conference.

Monday (Oct 24) Mastermind Dinner with our industry superstars, hosted by Josh Cary and featuring conference speakers and other PSO friends. This complimentary, intimate activity will take place at a Las Vegas restaurant and will be your chance to meet-and-greet and brainstorm with our PSO family! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, not to be missed!

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Please Read Our Cancellation Policy:

Our conference tickets ARE transferable. If you must cancel your purchased conference ticket, please first consider transferring it to an interested party. If you need assistance with this, let us know. To cancel your purchased conference ticket, submit your request to us in writing via email by August 15, 2016 and receive a full refund on money paid, less a $75 cancellation fee. Due to financial obligations incurred by PetSittingOlogy, a credit less 50% of the full registration fee paid will be issued for written requests received between August 16, 2016 and up to and including 30 days prior to the start of the conference (September 23, 2016). No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the start of the event.



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