|Posted by gooddogdc on January 6, 2016 at 4:35 PM|
In case you missed our email...
Opening the studio space has been an amazing journey over the last two years. I am so thankful for my friends, family, colleagues and our clients, the entire Good Dog DC family, that has made the studio such a successful and positive place.
As some of you have probably guessed, the reason for closing is March is that I am turning a chapter in my own life journey - becoming a human mom! And, while I would love to keep open the studio space during that time; unfortunately, it will just not be feasible in terms of the time that I would have or the financial responsibilities that would exist without me teaching and managing the business full time. This has been a sad decision because of all the blood, sweat and tears that have been put into the studio space, not only from myself but also from friends and family who helped so much, especially at the beginning (and the clients who still gave us a shot when we had no AC and the studio was a wreck!). However, I am so grateful for the life that will soon be joining us, and I know it will be a huge blessing to be able to focus 100% on the baby without the distraction of also running a business.
It is always hard to close a chapter, but I know this is the right decision. For future plans, I'm trying to not make too many, and trying to live in the moment. Good Dog DC will remain open as a business, and, tentatively, I anticipate that I will start offering privates and board and train part time starting Fall 2016. I would guess I'll also have lots of new ideas for helping dogs adjust to new babies :). I may even seek out a space to teach some group classes, I think it will be too hard to stay away from them for long! Those are all just casual thoughts for now, when I end up making some concrete decisions, I'll be sure to let everyone know via email and via the website.
I will also always be available to Good Dog DC clients via email at email@example.com, that email will not change. I can't promise I will be too good at replying in April and May, but I will do my best :). Even if I can't respond right away, I always love to hear from you and hear updates on how your dogs are doing, so please never hesitate to email! I will also keep the Facebook page up, so that is another way to communicate (though I don't always seems to get FB messages in a timely manner, so if I'm not replying, please also email!).
Finally, I just want to thank you all for everything! I feel so honored to have been part of your life stories. It's been amazing to get to know so many of you and your dogs. I couldn't ask for a better profession, and I am thankful everyday to each of you for making it a possibility. I am looking forward to spending these next three months together and continuing to work with you and your dogs.