Josh Pitts is the founder of Clicker Plus, currently at work on bringing the Clicker Ring pet training tool to market.

Josh is also a business consultant and professional dog trainer with over 10 years of experience in the pet industry helping to improve the lives of people and their animals.

He resides in his hometown of Chico, California, with his two American Staffordshire Terriers, Kane and Puppy.

Over the years, Josh has come to realize there are many challenges facing dog lovers and pet businesses, some of which have a major economic and cultural impact on our daily lives. Primarily, affordable access to basic education for dog parenting and training. He believes that every dog parent essentially needs the same basic skills as professional trainers and, by creating a more knowledgeable and responsible canine culture, collectively we can reduce society problems stemming from irresponsible dog parenting practices.

Josh has chosen to dedicate his career, knowledge, network, resources and skills to creating educational products and services that solve real problems for the pet industry.

  • Advertising
  • Animal Training
  • Business Development
  • Copywriting
  • Data Interpretation
  • Email Marketing
  • HTML and CSS
  • Idea Generation
  • Lead Generation
  • Pay Per Click
  • Photo Editing
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Automation
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Video Editing
  • WordPress Web Design
  • Writing
  • Psychology (BA) and Entrepreneurship – CSU Chico (2015)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed – Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2011-2014)
  • Certified Dog Walker – Dog*Tec (2011)
  • Certified Dog Trainer – Animal Behavior College (2007)

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (2007-2016)
  • Blog Paws Pet Blogger (2015)
  • Family Paws Parent Education (2011-2014)
  • Pet Professional Guild


  • Karen Pryor Clicker Training, Clicker Expo (Long Beach, Reno)
  • APDT Conference (Dallas)
  • Clicker Plus – Chico, CA (2015-Present)
  • Lean Launch University – Chico, CA (2014-Present)
  • Dog Guy Josh – Chico, CA (2006-2015)
  • Chico Moving Services – Chico, CA (2005-2011)
  • U.S. Army – Fort Bragg, NC (2002-2005)

In addition to my formal history, I’ve also consulted on a number of startups. Most notably, Pocket Points, where I help formulate and influence their business model and customer acquisition strategy in the early stages.

My first jobs were newspaper delivery, residential construction and Baskin-Robbins. I’ve been a server, bartender, sandwich maker, chef, card dealer, paratrooper and weapons armorer, too.

U.S. Army, 2002-2005

  • Honorable Discharge
  • MOS: 92Y-P
  • Rank: E-4P
  • Unit: 96th Civil Affairs BN Airborne
  • Position: Airborne quartermaster and armorer for company and battalion levels.

Responsible for maintaining accountability of the Army’s largest battalion size arms room, as well as millions of dollars in sensitize equipment.

Attended Gryphon Group

Attended Combat LINES Training

Josh tries to personally respond to every email for:

  • Local dog training inquiries for Chico, CA
  • Problems with his websites or a purchase
  • Interviews and other media requests
  • Speaking engagement opportunities

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