I remember as a boy of twelve years old letting my neighbor’s dog out to use the bathroom. Every week or so my neighbor would get home late from work, and on those days she’d ask me to go over to take Tilly, her English Springer Spaniel, out for a short potty walk. I was […]
Working with dogs can be intimidating at times. Employees working in the canine boarding and daycare sector should feel confident in their own judgment and handling skills. Kennel owners can create this confidence and good judgment by setting up demonstrations, sharing knowledge, and allowing the employees to share their experiences with each other. Handling an […]
The state of New Jersey just passed a new law that affects almost everyone who provides pet boarding and daycare services. It expands the choices of what pet care businesses in New Jersey can use as a surface for their outdoor pet containment areas.
What We’ve Learned
The H3N2 canine influenza virus is of avian origin and was first isolated from sick dogs in China in 2006 and South Korea in 2007(1) The first reported incidence of Canine Influenza H3N2 in the United States was documented in March 2015.
Occupancy costs comprise a major line item for any business. And while location is important, the stability and long–term fit of your real estate is also critical.
Trying to plan ahead for growth and future requirements, while preserving cash flow and affordability, can be a lot to balance.
Which Comes First, The Chicken or the Egg?
So you’ve got that great idea, whether it’s a new facility from ground up or just a remodel of your existing place. Then you hit the “now what?” roadblock! How do you move forward? Even though it’s a great idea, you aren’t certain if you can afford it or if it will make economic sense.
The Ultimate Destination for Pampered Pets
“‘Are you the one that has the swimming pool for dogs?’ That’s what a lot of people asked when they called Pet Lodge Pet Resort,” recalls office manager, Megan Kirven. When the Pet Lodge first opened, their bone-shaped swimming pool was the talk of the town.
Gone are the days when people asked “What’s dog daycare?” or “Why would I bring my dog here to play with other dogs?” The dog daycare industry is a couple decades old, and daycare has moved from being viewed as a frivolous activity for a pet to a much needed social outlet for a beloved family member.
and Why It’s Effective
The pet care industry is filled with people who want to “do good”. They want to surround themselves and care for furry creatures who can’t talk. These owners feel that caring for furry creatures is a good thing to do and therefore doing so provides a fulfilling and rewarding existence.
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Web Marketing experts have frequently debated the risks and benefits of different forms of marketing. But one thing they all agree on is that when it comes to marketing, targeting the right customers is always a strategy that pays off.
How often have you heard dog owners say, “My dog flunked obedience class.” With so many different methods, settings, and styles of dog training, obedience problems can inevitably result — depending on what they choose and the temperament and personality of the dog.
From the Editor
Making its debut this fall, is a brand new book for the boarding and daycare industry. Craig McAllester’s Boarding Kennels: The Design Process will be available for purchase mid–November—just in time for the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Hershey, PA!