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Defining the 5 Causes of Aggression

Defining the 5 Causes of Aggression

Boarding and daycare facilities typically see a myriad of behavioral challenges from their canine guests.   Most are pesky and harmless; jumping up on people, excessive barking, whining, occasional chewing and a general lack of obedience are common examples.  Some dogs react to boarding and daycare by being overly rambunctious, while others can be withdrawn […]

Setting Boundaries in Your Business

Setting Boundaries in Your Business

At your facility, you have rules about the care of your furry guests. But what happens when those rules are tested? The relationships with clients, staff and ourselves are the three primary interactions that benefit from boundaries when operating a business. Setting boundaries is for safety first. Assume Good Faith Start with the idea that […]

7 Proven Blog Topics for Pet Boarding & Daycare Businesses

7 Proven Blog Topics for Pet Boarding & Daycare Businesses

Does coming up with blog topics sometimes feel like you’re wringing a dry sponge trying to get a last drop of water out? Not finding any inspiration?  Not to worry. Whether you’ve written a dozen posts, or you don’t have a single idea, this article will help you find new ideas and ways to share […]

Woof Pack: They Speak Dog

Woof Pack: They Speak Dog

It’s a bit challenging to operate this type of facility,” says Woof Pack owner, Bob Carbonell. “But, it’s a great experience for the animals.” When Bob Carbonell opened Woof Pack Daycare and Boarding, making it cage–free was his vision. And today that vision is a reality.   “The only time the pets are confined is at […]

When Disaster Strikes: Strategies to Help You Roll with the Punches

When Disaster Strikes: Strategies to Help You Roll with the Punches

The day that you decided to start your business, you might have envisioned gleaming, smiling customers and thunderous applause for all the extra care and resources that it took to take the risk.  Only a certain few get to realize their dream of having the freedom and luxury of starting their own business.  The signs […]

Professional Pet Boarding Certification Launches Level 1 and 2 Online Courses

Professional Pet Boarding Certification Launches Level 1 and 2 Online Courses

The wellbeing of the pets in your care—and the reputation of your pet care facility—depend widely on understanding pet behavior and handling, facility sanitation, safety and disease prevention. Professional Pet Boarding Certification (PPBC) has taken the previous Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center’s (and prior to that, Pet Care Service Association’s) educational program and expanded and updated […]

Create a Calm and Quiet Environment with Acoustic Panels

Create a Calm and Quiet Environment with Acoustic Panels

Dog kennels and shelters can be noisy places. The normally hard surfaces used for walls, floors and ceilings can create an echo chamber where one dog’s barking can reverberate throughout the entire facility.  What’s more, when one dog starts barking, it can excite other dogs, who then join in the cacophony, creating an unhealthy environment […]

Lick Lesions Defined

Lick Lesions Defined

When dogs lick over and over at the same spot, they eventually cause sores that veterinarians refer to as “acral lick dermatitis” or an “acral pruritic nodule”, or more commonly, “lick lesion”.  These are itchy, thickened, centrally ulcerated or “raw” areas of skin, typically on the legs and forepaws, caused by excessive licking and complicated […]

Online Reservations: Convenience at What Cost?

Online Reservations: Convenience at What Cost?

The internet age means fast-developing technologies are keeping business owners on their toes with increasing pressure to adapt. Many of today’s pet parents embrace technology, paying close attention to your company’s website, social media presence and electronic accessibility. You’ve probably been asked by your clients—what about letting us make reservations online?  It may seem like […]

Addressing Common Behavior Problems: Digging

Addressing Common Behavior Problems: Digging

Although many behavior problems can’t adequately be addressed in a boarding environment, that doesn’t mean boarding and daycare staff can’t offer tips to clients having challenges with their pets. Assisting your customers on issues they’re having real problems with can build customer loyalty which is priceless.  With this in mind, let’s talk about a common […]

When Something Goes Wrong

When Something Goes Wrong

As you likely know, providing quality pet care includes a lot of sensitive moving parts. All pets have unique physical and emotional needs, and it’s your duty to ensure they’re consistently and continuously met. Pet industry business owners strive to meet this demand by providing the best possible care to every pet that comes through […]

Website Myths and Mistakes

Website Myths and Mistakes

1 If we build it, they will come. FALSE. Many pet resort owners think that creating a website for their business gives them a billboard on the internet that all pet parents in their community will see. Truth is, their website is merely one of thousands of pet resort websites on the web. This means […]

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