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Back to Basics Dog Socialization 101

Back to Basics Dog Socialization 101

“Socialization is teaching your dog how to be a part of our social life.” – Michael J. Soler, Master Dog Trainer The daily rhythm of life has changed for most people, and it has for most dogs, too. These changes really caused the need to revisit the fundamentals of canine socialization in many dog households.  […]

Rest, Work, Play

Rest, Work, Play

In today’s world, some boarding and daycare facilities realize they need a new way to manage all the dogs and their diverse needs. There are more problems now with lack of socialization and training—especially with unexpected quarantines, a boom in new pets and many people working from home.  With reduced demand and increased cancellations, some […]

Canine Arthritis Management How You Can Support Owners & Their Dogs

Canine Arthritis Management How You Can Support Owners & Their Dogs

A stiff gait, awkward sit and slowness to stand—these are signs which are often synonymous with elderly dogs. But are changes in mobility aging-related or pain-related? Mobility issues are common as dogs age—expected, in fact—but frequently go undiagnosed and therefore untreated, meaning that far too many dogs suffer with chronic pain in their twilight years.  As […]

Think Tank: How to Get Your Business Known as “The” Place for Dogs

Think Tank: How to Get Your Business Known as “The” Place for Dogs

What’s the first company that comes to mind when I say computers? How about when I say cell phone? Or tablet? If I had a farm, I’d be willing to bet it that you thought, Apple. Apple is the most recognizable company in all of those spaces. Their name is almost synonymous with those products. […]

Green Valley K9: Built from the “Dog” Up

Green Valley K9: Built from the “Dog” Up

Green Valley K9 Resort was built from the dog up,” says an enthusiastic Josh Muller, the Director of Operations. “It all started with the end in mind—to design and build a luxury resort that could care for about 100 dogs.  “Every decision during the planning and construction phase was based on creating a facility designed […]

Easing the Stress of Long-Term Boarding for Cat Clients

Easing the Stress of Long-Term Boarding for Cat Clients

When owners are away from their cats for weeks or months, it can be difficult to know how to help the felines adjust and thrive in their new environment.  The owners chose your facility because they trusted and believed your boarding establishment would take the best possible care of their cat while they were away. […]

Picking up the Pieces

Picking up the Pieces

2020 has been a year filled with challenges, especially for pet professionals in the boarding and daycare industry. While many facilities are back to work, the lack of travel throughout the United States has taken a toll on our industry. We recently conducted a survey of over 275 boarding and daycare facilities. The results of […]

4 Powerful Strategies to Connect & Reengage with Clients

4 Powerful Strategies to Connect & Reengage with Clients

Compared to other industries, the pet care industry has always required extra TLC. We’re not just fixing a car; we’re caring for someone’s furry family member. But right now, the human TLC is more important than ever. Pre-pandemic, you and your business likely took customers for granted. This statement isn’t meant to be critical; it’s […]

The Importance of Routine & How It Benefits Your Canine Clients

The Importance of Routine & How It Benefits Your Canine Clients

If things go right, a boarding or daycare experience will be a positive one for visiting dogs. Dogs will display behaviors that indicate they are happy and unworried, like running up to your door, eager to get inside and wagging their tails. Owners will notice this and feel confident that their pet is cared for […]

Small Town Success

Small Town Success

Achieving success in business is a challenge in any size community, but in a small town, it presents its own unique struggles and opportunities.  Any small town is lucky to have a pet service provider. Just ask someone who has a Poodle in a town without a groomer! Boarding, daycare and grooming provide essential services […]

The “5 S’s” of Online Waivers

The “5 S’s” of Online Waivers

It’s safe to say that 2020 belongs in the doghouse. Pet boarding and daycare facilities have faced tremendous challenges during COVID-19. And as overlooked essential businesses, it’s critical that you do everything possible to adapt and overcome. Operating hours, staffing, inventory strategies, revenue models…by this point in the crisis, you’ve likely explored every opportunity and […]

Woof’s Play & Stay: The Business of Success

Woof’s Play & Stay: The Business of Success

Andy Wiltz, owner of Woof’s Play & Stay, entered the pet care field in a rather unique way. In college, Andy studied entrepreneurship. After finishing his education, he did strategy consulting throughout the U.S. and overseas. One year, Andy did extremely well at the consulting company he was with.  For his efforts, Andy received a […]

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