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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for opinions (gift for trainer)

Looking for some opinions..

What is a suitable gift for a trainer who is coming out to the club for a training day/workshop besides their payment?

Should we "tip" them with cash (if so, what is the proper amount) or gift card or gift?

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I would think that payment would be sufficient. I don't think the club I belonged to that hosted seminars and workshops gave the trainers anything beyond paying their expenses and fees.
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I would think that payment would be sufficient. I don't think the club I belonged to that hosted seminars and workshops gave the trainers anything beyond paying their expenses and fees.
Ditto.

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i agree. most traiers work for themselves. you only tip people that work for someone else. tipping a petsmart trainer would be appropriate if they are allowed to accept it.
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when we do agility trials, even tho the club pays the judges, they are always given a gift basket.. This could include anything really, gift cards for gas, food, etc..While it may not be necessary it's always a nice gesture and appreciated to give a little something extra

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The seminars and trials I've been to the judges and trainers always receive something from the hosting club -gift basket, club apparel(hat or tee), some type of plaque, and of course lunch/dinner.
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For judges, we always give something non-dog related and something that we know (or found out) that they like.


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The club I belong to provides an ice chest with our club logo on the lid.

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Thanks everyone.

This trainer is a friend to the club (and myself) so would like to do something a little special. I think a gift basket is a great idea, and so is a gas gift card.

Much thanks!

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 01:12 PM
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No matter who you work for (self or company) a gift or tip is always appreciated. Great ideas in this thread of what to give.
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