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Handling Bad Reviews with a Winning Attitude

Handling Bad Reviews with a Winning Attitude

Sally S. began working with pets at a young age. She honed her knowledge, saved her money, and found a mentor in the pet services business. After some time, Sally opened her small pet care facility, Sally’s Dizzy Dog. Her business ran great for a while with just a few novice mistakes; a missed tax […]

A Tail-Waggin Success: ADOGO Pet Hotels

A Tail-Waggin Success: ADOGO Pet Hotels

Success can be measured in many ways. For more than twenty years, John Sturgess worked in Operations and Development for several of the world’s top hotels, including Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Hyatt Place, and Doubletree. By all accounts, he had a highly successful career in the hotel industry but something was missing. His job took him […]

5 Ideas to Consider When Upgrading Boarding

5 Ideas to Consider When Upgrading Boarding

Managing a flexible boarding facility that can expand and contract with customer needs presents challenges. Whether you are expanding to add to your footprint or building a new facility, there are ways to build in flexibility. Planning ahead can help you maximize each of your run openings. These five ideas can help you avoid costly […]

Understanding Flea Products

Understanding Flea Products

We often hear clients complain that their dog still has fleas even though they treat monthly with a topical or oral product. It is assumed the products are not working.  In reality, they likely are working, just as promised, but many people do not understand just how they work and their limitations. Topical and oral […]

Influenza Vaccine: To Require or Not to Require?

Influenza Vaccine: To Require or Not to Require?

Anyone that has ever had an outbreak shutters in fear at the thought of the next possible outbreak; angry clients, sick dogs, and cleaning…cleaning….cleaning. This discussion is meant to give kennel owners the pros, cons, and health considerations when making the decision about requiring influenza vaccines in pet clients. In the past decade, clients have […]

Preparing Your Pet Care Center for an Emergency Evacuation: Are You Ready to Go?

Preparing Your Pet Care Center for an Emergency Evacuation: Are You Ready to Go?

In the past year we have seen many natural disasters that have devastated parts of the world. California experienced its largest wildfire in their state history and hurricanes brought devastation to parts of the US and Puerto Rico. Fire, flood or even a power outage could create the need to evacuate your pet care center. […]

Barkleigh Productions to Debut PetVet Magazine

Barkleigh Productions to Debut PetVet Magazine

Barkleigh Productions is excited to announce the July debut of the bi-monthly PetVet Magazine. The magazine will celebrate the wonderful, complex and interesting people that make up the veterinarian industry. PetVet Magazine will have peer reviewed content on topics such as veterinarian lifestyle, best practices, client services, business trends, pet welfare and industry news. “For […]

Finding Real Behavior Solutions

Finding Real Behavior Solutions

In the world of training there are many claims of mastery and efficacy. Few are ever proven. Real masters let their work speak for itself. Self–promoting “masters” rarely show anything outside of video tape and photos—and boy, do they look good in photos. For pet professionals who have to trust their instincts to find someone […]

New Ideas, Innovative Products and Some Sun: Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo West 2018

New Ideas, Innovative Products and Some Sun: Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo West 2018

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 focus on daily practices, protocols and disease prevention, the 2018 Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo West has something for everyone—from employees new to the industry to veteran owners/managers. To […]

“Is My Dog Eating?” Reduce Stress By Simplifying Client Communication

“Is My Dog Eating?” Reduce Stress By Simplifying Client Communication

Have you or your staff ever felt overwhelmed with client communication? Communicating with clients during a pet’s stay can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right plan, tools, and a hefty dose of teamwork you can streamline how you update clients. There’s a reason this saying is so popular—it’s […]

V.I.Pet Resort

V.I.Pet Resort

“When a pet is pulling its owner into the building, then you know you are doing it right,” says Annmarie Paparella, owner and founder of the VIPet Resort. The VIPet resort, located in Orlando, Florida, is an all–inclusive luxury facility that offers overnight boarding, doggie daycare, grooming, and more. It has been in business for […]

Best Flooring Solutions For Your Facility

Best Flooring Solutions For Your Facility

With pets being such a significant part of the family in an increasing number of households, the animal care and boarding industries are quickly expanding. When away from home due to business travels or extended holidays, animal owners are using kennel services more and more to take care of their pets. At kennels, the goal […]