Pet Boarding & Daycare

Talk the Talk: Understanding Canine Body Language for Staff Safety

Talk the Talk: Understanding Canine Body Language for Staff Safety

Learning and understanding canine body language is the foundation of safety in any pet care career. Dogs communicate at all times and it is our responsibility as pet care professionals to learn their language. Like human communication, canine language includes vocalizations, body postures and facial expressions. Observing and learning to recognize each type of mannerism […]

The Eight Spheres of Enrichment: A Foolproof Approach to Daycare Dilemmas

The Eight Spheres of Enrichment: A Foolproof Approach to Daycare Dilemmas

Every dog parent could use some guidance when it comes to their dog’s behavior. If a puppy seems anxious, gets aggressive around other dogs or can’t remember to pee on the pad, it can be baffling and stressful. It’s pretty normal for a dog parent to go looking for advice—maybe online, from friends and family […]

Why You Need Online Reviews (and How to Get More of Them)

Why You Need Online Reviews (and How to Get More of Them)

Did you know that 84% of people believe online reviews as much as they trust friends and family?1 Another study says 90% of people read online reviews and they influence buying behavior.  Think about it, when you go online to buy something, whether it’s an item of clothing, electronics, or to choose a movie, you […]

Do You Know How Many Clients You Lost This Year?

Do You Know How Many Clients You Lost This Year?

The pet care industry is healthier than ever. In 2018, American pet parents were estimated to have spent over $72 billion on their pets. Of course, it’s also more competitive than ever, and new and more powerful rivals are doing everything they can to lure your clients away from you. It may surprise you to […]

Pet Care Plus A+ in Success

Pet Care Plus A+ in Success

Early on I knew that if I worked very hard, lived very lean, and reinvested my money by training people to replace the jobs that I was doing—that one day I would be able to work as I wanted, not as I had to,” says Jennifer Stavrianos, CEO and Co-founder of Pet Care Plus. “That […]

Higher Ground: Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds in Your Kennel

Higher Ground: Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds in Your Kennel

Elevated beds are also referred to as “cot–style” beds. They have a hard frame, usually either plastic or metal and suspend a fabric so that the dog can lie on the bed and be elevated up off the floor. Sometimes the design is entirely plastic. There are a wide variety of options within this bed […]

Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Keep You & the Animals Safe

Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Keep You & the Animals Safe

Ozone can be “good” or “bad” for the environment, your health and the health of the animals in your care, depending on its location in the atmosphere. Good Vs Bad “Good” ozone “up high” is the naturally produced layer that sits six miles above Earth and protects it from ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, […]

How CBD Can Impact Your Business

How CBD Can Impact Your Business

When Harley, a 5–year–old Boxer, booked her first stay at my boarding business, she was a bundle of wiggle–butt energy. But, when she went in her kennel and was left alone, she became a bundle of anxiety and stress. In fact, I thought she was going to die of a heart attack. Because I knew […]

Behavior Problem Solving Made Simple: Problem Chewing

Behavior Problem Solving Made Simple: Problem Chewing

Pet professionals, like boarding and daycare staff and owners, sometimes find themselves in a similar quandary as veterinarians. You are not experts in behavior, but some of your customers will look to you for advice and may wind up re–homing their dogs if they are unable to solve behavioral challenges. This has the potential to […]