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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 […]

“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 […]

A Barking Matter: Reducing Noise In Pet Boarding And Daycare Centers

A Barking Matter: Reducing Noise In Pet Boarding And Daycare Centers

Dogs bark and we know we can’t change that. But dog kennels and other holding areas are built (all tile and concrete) to make noise worse by amplifying sound and increasing echoing. The only way to reduce dog barking noise to a reasonable level is by installing the correct noise reducing products for the situation—and […]

Handling Obesity In The Pet Care Facility

Handling Obesity In The Pet Care Facility

Just as in humans, obesity is now a very common disease seen in pets. According to a 2015 study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, about 53% of dogs and 58% of cats are overweight or obese. As a pet care professional, it’s important to fully understand obesity and nutrition so you can provide […]

Does Your Website Have A Warning Label On It?

Does Your Website Have A Warning Label On It?

When it comes to online marketing, one of the biggest and most common mistakes we see pet care businesses make is having an outdated website. Having an outdated Website is an easy way to deter visitors and a sure way to ruin your standing on Google. We understand that all businesses, especially smaller pet care facilities, […]

A Missing Key In Pet Care Success

A Missing Key In Pet Care Success

When revenue growth occurs, evolutionary changes follow. A critical tool for navigating these changes is a realistic staffing growth plan. Without one, your business is vulnerable to internal chaos and unsustainable operation. This article will help companies of any size develop or tweak the growth plans essential to the foundation for success. Define Your Expectations […]

Understanding Titles & Roles In The Veterinary Hospital

Understanding Titles & Roles In The Veterinary Hospital

The pet industry as a whole is one of the most steadily increasing markets in the country. While owners are showing increased value in the relationship they have with their pets, and the willingness they have to spend larger quantities of money on them, they are also doing more research to ensure their pets are […]

Shake Rattle and Roll: Coping With Fearful Pets

Shake Rattle and Roll: Coping With Fearful Pets

Blame it on being a veterinarian, but when I hear the phrase ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’, I envision quivering cockers and trembling tabbies. Admittedly there are pets that truly seem to enjoy coming to my office, so I don’t take these panicky pets personally. I would however love it if all of my patients and […]

Pricing Your Services

Pricing Your Services

Most business owners in this industry open a pet care center because they enjoy being around pets. They look forward to happy pets and their owners. But they weren’t trained or don’t possess the skills of a top Chief Financial Officer (CFO). They aren’t thinking, “Yippee; I look forward to adjusting our prices frequently to […]

Are Your Paws On The Right Track?

Are Your Paws On The Right Track?

The appeal of using a consultant in your business is undeniable. It seems so easy to have an expert come in, investigate your business practices and, like the flip of a switch, have a secret formula that guarantees success. After all, they look good and talk a good game. What is this secret sauce that […]