Pet Boarding & Daycare

2 Important Pieces of Great Management

2 Important Pieces of Great Management

Being a pet care facility manager can be a very rewarding job, but it often comes with significant responsibilities. Managers are often responsible for ensuring excellent pet care—but that’s only one part of what makes a good pet care facility leader.  Successful management depends on skills most managers unfortunately aren’t trained for. Everyone has different […]

What’s the Difference Between a Marketing Campaign and a Promotion?

What’s the Difference Between a Marketing Campaign and a Promotion?

Whether you’ve run your pet boarding facility for one day or thirty years, you know there are a million details. You also know marketing is essential to bringing in consistent business. The businesses who master marketing enjoy more streamlined businesses. Yet, it can be confusing—or the list of tasks may seem tedious or over complicated. […]

Slow Website Load Speed: Your Biggest Problem in 2020

Slow Website Load Speed: Your Biggest Problem in 2020

When building your website, it’s important to accurately and personally represent your pet care company’s identity. Your website is your number one marketing resource, after all.   User experience is the key to a successful website, which is why it needs to be revisited on a consistent basis.  Online users tend to have short attention […]

Hope2K9: Educate, Empower and Support

Hope2K9: Educate, Empower and Support

“At Hope2K9, a lot of the work we do is to help prevent dogs from going into a rescue, even though we are one ourselves,” says Cameron Thompsen, President and Founder of the Hope2K9 Foundation.  “We work to educate and support struggling owners whose pets have behavior or other issues. We try to get to […]

Winter Activities to Keep Your Daycare Dogs Engaged

Winter Activities to Keep Your Daycare Dogs Engaged

If you’re like many pet care facilities, the seasonal fluctuations in weather have a tremendous impact on the way your operations run. Where summer may mean long days spent outside enjoying sunshine and warm temperatures, winter may mean short days snowed in with quick trips outside, trying to avoid frost bitten fingers, toes and paws. […]

Cat Training: Yes You Can (And Should)

Cat Training: Yes You Can (And Should)

It is common knowledge that dogs can be trained to do extraordinary things. Certainly most owners expect their dogs to learn some basic commands, and with a little patience and perseverance, owners also hope to address a variety of behavioral challenges.  According to Statista.com1, there are an estimated 89.9 million dogs in the United States. […]

Training Your Team

Training Your Team

The significance of staff training cannot be overstated; it is one of the most important components of growth and development of a successful dog daycare or boarding program, whose focus is on providing more than just supervision. Doggie daycare programs are evolving rapidly, and as their focus becomes more behavioral, owners of doggie daycares and […]

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Pets

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Pets

Both dogs and cats need diets made up of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water; however, they have different nutritional needs and should not be fed the same formulation. In addition, there are different nutritional needs depending on the pet’s age (puppy, adult, senior), pregnant or nursing, breed, size and health status. Pets may […]

Defining the 5 Causes of Aggression

Defining the 5 Causes of Aggression

Boarding and daycare facilities typically see a myriad of behavioral challenges from their canine guests.   Most are pesky and harmless; jumping up on people, excessive barking, whining, occasional chewing and a general lack of obedience are common examples.  Some dogs react to boarding and daycare by being overly rambunctious, while others can be withdrawn […]