Pet Boarding & Daycare

Target Training Games for Daycare

Target Training Games for Daycare

Target training might be one of the most multifaceted core behaviors for dogs to learn. Training a dog to nose or body–target is fairly simple. Once a dog knows the targeting game, there are many ways that it can be used. Imagine being in a group of daycare dogs and being able to call each […]

Move Your Business Forward: Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2018

Move Your Business Forward: Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2018

With the largest industry tradeshow yet, the top industry speakers and cutting-edge professional pet care educational programs, the 2018 Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo is one not to miss. This year’s expo features many brand new, progressive programs that are a must–see for all pet care professionals in the boarding and daycare industry. With a […]

Canine Hepatitis: Canine Adenovirus Type 1

Canine Hepatitis: Canine Adenovirus Type 1

What is Canine Hepatitis? Canine adenovirus type 1 (CAV-1) is a nonenveloped DNA virus responsible for infectious canine hepatitis (ICH). CAV–1 recognizes vascular endothelial cells and hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) cells, resulting in variable disease including liver (hepatic) injury. CAV–2 is antigenically related to CAV-1, but does not cause the same disease. CAV–2 results in […]

Cleaning Solutions for Your Pet Care Facility

Cleaning Solutions for Your Pet Care Facility

Do the pets in your care fall ill often, even after trying out various cleaning solutions? Most facility owners do not know the ideal way to keep their environment clean, and keeping your facility clean can be a challenge. The majority of the pet illnesses are caused by dirt which can easily be controlled. There […]

Hounds Town USA: Where Dogs Can Be Dogs!

Hounds Town USA: Where Dogs Can Be Dogs!

From the time I can remember, I was drawn to dogs and interacted with them,” says Mike Gould, Founder and CEO of Hounds Town USA. Mike was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up to be a police officer. “In 1982 the department wanted to develop a K–9 program,” said Mike. “From that time […]

3 Elements of an Effective “Seo Formula” for Your Blog Posts

3 Elements of an Effective “Seo Formula” for Your Blog Posts

What I’m going to share with you is a little controversial among blogging purists. After all, they’re all “blog from the heart” because your ideal clients will be attracted to your passion. However, I’m going to guess that if you’re like most of the pet care providers I’ve worked with over the years, you’re more […]

Making the Most of the Holiday Rush

Making the Most of the Holiday Rush

Pet boarding is filled with peaks and valleys of demand. How you navigate these helps determines your profitability, or lack thereof. Though countless factors are in flux at any given time, pet care facility owners can count on the holidays bringing the greatest periods of demand. This is, of course, due to increased human travel. […]

You’re Fired: Is It Ever Appropriate to Fire a Customer?

You’re Fired: Is It Ever Appropriate to Fire a Customer?

Consider the pet professional’s typical day at work; time management, extensive recall of canine and feline breed and health information, basic animal handling skills, technical knowledge regarding proper tool use and maintenance, facility maintenance, problem solving…and these are just some of the talents that pet industry professionals draw upon daily when completing their daily chores. […]

AKC Salon S.A.F.E. Certification Program

AKC Salon S.A.F.E. Certification Program

“Should groomers be licensed?” is one of the most highly debated questions in the pet care industry right now. If you offer grooming services at your pet care facility, this is an issue that will impact your business. Most groomers believe that there should be some way of separating them from a person who simply […]