J.D. Antell


Dog walking pioneer, J.D. Antell, owned and operated one of the north shore's most successful dog walking business for over seven years. He is the founder of DogZanny.com a comprehensive online resource devoted to helping professional dog walkers and businesses owners get started and operate successfully. He is an honors graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Film & Television production. He spent his early career producing and directing award-winning national TV commercials, shows, and videos in the Denver area before returning to New England.

After giving the television industry its due, J.D. decided to embark on an entrepreneurial journey, opening one of the first dog walking businesses in the north east. During that time both he and his wife, Eileen, immersed themselves in the business, learning valuable lessons along the way. They eventually expanded to offer dog training services after years of working with dogs and training their own German Shepherds.

J.D. spends his spare time sailing and boating or volunteering with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Currently he is working on three new writing projects and consulting dog walking business owners nationwide. He has the good fortune to live by the sea in Maine.

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The Dog Walker's Startup Guide: Create Your Own Lucrative Dog Walking Business in 12 Easy Steps
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,620. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Starting up
Written by a dog-walking pioneer, this book provides all the information anyone would need to start up his or her own dog walking business. Presented in twelve well-defined steps, the author's action model incorporates everything from business basics to the fundamentals of animal psychology. The book will appeal to those seeking financial freedom at the end of a leash.

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