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Remarketing: How to Market Your Pet Business to past Website Visitors

Remarketing: How to Market Your Pet Business to past Website Visitors

Have you ever viewed a product or service online and then felt like it was “following” you around the internet via banner ads and sidebar displays? That’s remarketing. It is a strategy that allows you to reach users who have visited your website in the past. The goal of remarketing is to reach the people […]

Managing Your Most Valuable Asset

Managing Your Most Valuable Asset

No matter how much passion and ambition you have for your pet care business, you only get 24 hours in a day. As an owner, you’re probably being pulled in hundreds of directions, with a nonstop reel of “to-do’s” going through your head. This business can be very emotionally fulfilling due to being surrounded by […]

Wagging Tails: The Real Measure of Success

Wagging Tails: The Real Measure of Success

I opened Wagging Tails, LLC in 1995,” says owner, Krista Lofquist. “I started the company as a pet sitting and dog walking service—way back when there was no heading in the Yellow Pages for Pet Sitter, and when people (especially my parents), were absolutely not convinced that anyone could actually make a living walking dogs.” […]

Dogs Need Sleep Too: How to Help Your Guests Get the Rest They Need

Dogs Need Sleep Too: How to Help Your Guests Get the Rest They Need

People aren’t the only ones who need a good night’s rest. Sleep plays an important, restorative role for dogs too. The average adult dog sleeps twelve to fourteen hours per day, but depending on the breed, size and activity level, they may need up to eighteen hours. Dogs don’t sleep in long seven to eight […]

No More Runaways! Tips to Keep Dogs in Your Care Safe and Secure

No More Runaways! Tips to Keep Dogs in Your Care Safe and Secure

Ten years ago, a family dog climbed a six–foot fence and escaped from a boarding facility in El Monte, California. The handsome yellow–colored dog with pointed ears named Butter was never found. Butter and his family are not alone in this experience. What could have been done to prevent something like this from happening? What went […]

Come & Get It! Feeding In Your Facility

Come & Get It! Feeding In Your Facility

Many things can go wrong when it comes to feeding the pets staying at your facility; the wrong food is fed, pets refuse to eat or become ill, pet parents forget to include instructions or mention important information about eating habits. Below is some basic, but helpful info to consider when feeding in your facility. […]

2018 Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo: The Greatest Boarding & Daycare Conference of the Year!

2018 Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo: The Greatest Boarding & Daycare Conference of the Year!

Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2018, which took place from November 11th-14th at the Hershey Lodge was a smashing success! This year’s expo had a total of 705 attendees, an increase over last year’s expo, and a sold–out trade show with 75 exhibitors boasting the newest and most valuable pet care industry products and technology. […]

SMILE… to Bring out Any Dog’s Best

SMILE… to Bring out Any Dog’s Best

Would you like your dogs to be calmer, more relaxed and more responsive? Would you like to set them up for success in groups? And could your days use a few extra smiles? If the answer to all three questions is “Yes!”, consider the Smile Training approach. Calmness and relaxation are recognized as good behavioral […]

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 […]