about sidekick dog training
approach to training
My approach to training can be summed up in one phrase (motto, tagline, or mission - whatever you want to call it):
Better training through better relationships.
That's the short version, anyway. The long version? My approach to training keeps the following four principles in mind - whether I'm working with my own SideKick, I'm working with your SideKick, or I'm helping you work with your SideKick!
What is Endeavor?
Endeavor is the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs. We dream big, scale up, and pay it forward. Endeavor’s mission is to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders and providing them a platform to pay it forward.
We select Endeavor Entrepreneurs by searching the globe, identifying the fastest growing founders with the greatest potential, and inviting them to participate in our renowned international selection process.
We support Endeavor Entrepreneurs with our unrivaled global network, peer-to peer community, and demand-driven services to turbocharge growth.
We invest in Endeavor Entrepreneurs through our rules-based co-investment fund with hundreds of millions of dollars under management.
We elevate Endeavor Entrepreneurs as aspirational role models and provide avenues for them to invest in, mentor, and inspire others to dream big.
To localize its support for the startup and scaleup ecosystem in Malaysia, Endeavor Malaysia runs 2 support tracks - Endeavor Entrepreneur track for high potential larger growth stage companies (typically Series B & above), and Endeavor ScaleUp Entrepreneurs, which targets high potential startups that are typically Series A and below.
How much does the ScaleUp Program cost?
We don’t take equity. As this is a highly subsidized program through the generosity from the Board Directors and Endeavor Entrepreneurs in their effort to pay their success forward, to make sure participants of the program have some ‘skin in the game’ we collect a fixed RM4,000 fee for the entire program. (RM3,000 at the start of the program and the remaining RM1,000 at the end of the 6 months.)
How committed do I need to be for ScaleUp Endeavor?
Scaleup Program is a programme where we match you with a mentor who will journey with you for the next 24 months. You are expected to organise meetups with your mentors at least every 2 months based on his/her convenience though the assigned Endeavor account manager, and attend workshops organised by Endeavor for the ScaleUp program (expected to be once every 1 month).
How many mentors will I have access to?
You gain full access to Endeavor’s local network of over 60 mentors. You’ll be assigned a fixed mentor to serve as your advisor or sounding board throughout the program period. Endeavor staff will curate suitable mentors according to a mix of factors e.g. industry, company size, challenges and scaling approaches.
How will you decide who is selected?
Companies will be screened using the same criteria as how Endeavor Entrepreneurs are evaluated: (1) Entrepreneur, (2) Business and (3) Timing. We look for entrepreneurs who dream big, scale up and pay it forward.
How will I be informed about the status of my application?
You will receive an automated reply upon submitting the form on your application. You’ll be informed by the team if you’re shortlisted for the Selection Day interview that is tentatively scheduled to fall in June.
When is the deadline to apply for ScaleUp Endeavor?
The deadline to apply for ScaleUp Endeavor is on the 18th June 2021.
How much time I should allocate for the program?
To achieve a meaningful program outcome for the entrepreneurs to achieve their business goals, Endeavor Malaysia recommends a healthy balance between advisory-related sessions (e.g. workshop, mentorship, check-ins) and the time needed for entrepreneurs to execute on the learnings.
1-to-1 mentoring sessions are capped at 1 hr. Workshop frequency will be once in a month, spending not more than 3-4 hours per session (half-day). Mentoring sessions vary depending on the needs of the entrepreneurs. Endeavor Malaysia recommends at least 3 touchpoints with the fixed mentors for the 6 month period.
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"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."
- Maya Angelou
I know and believe there is always more to learn in life and in our crafts! Not only is it fun, but learning more and keeping up with the latest research allows me to offer the very best, science-backed training and information to you and your SideKick. Below is a list of the conferences, seminars, and webinars I've attended/completed:
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SIDEKICK DOG TRAINING MENTIONED ON THE WEB
I was interviewed and mentioned in the Fall 2016 edition of FETCH Magazine!
See page 18 for the article ("TO THE RESCUE: Why Do Some Dogs Save Lives & Others Don't?") and my thoughts!
I was chosen as a guest blogger for the Petmasters Blog in May of 2017!
The blog post, "Dog Parks: To Go or Not to Go?," was originally published on the SKDT Blog.
Teacher's Pet Training Academy, LLC wrote a blog post in January 2019 that included Winter safety tips and activities during the bitter cold. In this post, my blog post about Kong stuffing ideas was mentioned for ideas to spice up your Kong recipes!
The blog post, "Peanut Butter: The King of the Kong...or is it?," was originally published to the SKDT Blog in January of 2019.
I'm a member of Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin (FFTW); a group of us from FFTW had the opportunity to talk dogs, training, and force free fun on Fox 6 News in August of 2019!
In one of the segments, included in the article "Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin embrace a paws-off approach to training your dog," I had the opportunity to introduce a couple fun Recall Games! Check it out!