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How to Use Cross-Promotion to Streamline Your Marketing

How to Use Cross-Promotion to Streamline Your Marketing

Cross–promotion is a cost–effective way for a brick and mortar business to market. Not only does it offer endless opportunities for social media visibility, but it also promotes relationship–building that’s essential to any business.  Imagine solidifying your pet boarding business in the community so that when people think “doggie care” or “overnight boarding”, you’re the […]

What to Look for When Hiring a Professional Dog Trainer for Your Business

What to Look for When Hiring a Professional Dog Trainer for Your Business

Offering dog training services can create a real profit center for your boarding or daycare business. And board and train programs aren’t the only kind of training you can offer. If you have the room, why not offer group classes?  Not only are classes a good business, they can also serve as an outstanding way […]

Making Animal Welfare a Priority by Incorporating UV-C Technology

Making Animal Welfare a Priority by Incorporating UV-C Technology

“We do everything possible to safeguard the health and safety of our guests,” says pet daycare owner Josh Donahue, who recently added hospital–grade, infection–control fixtures throughout his family’s 5,000–square–foot facility.  “If animals get sick under our watch, no one will care a lick about our outstanding care and years of industry expertise,” says Josh who, […]

Know the Facts of FAD (Flea Allergy Dermatitis)

Know the Facts of FAD (Flea Allergy Dermatitis)

It may seem baffling to you that veterinarians will emphasize and re–emphasize flea bite prevention for pets when neither you nor the owners have ever noted the presence of fleas or “flea dirt”. It is sometimes difficult to convince pet owners to consider flea bite allergy as the primary trigger for their dog’s itching and […]

Group Play Policies to Keep Your Daycare Safe

Group Play Policies to Keep Your Daycare Safe

Any time you have multiple dogs in a single space, you are taking a risk. But dogs are social animals and enjoy the company of their own species, and dog owners like to see their pets in a happy state (not to mention, a tired state, when they themselves have had a long day). It […]

Board & Train Programs: Challenges and Solutions

Board & Train Programs: Challenges and Solutions

As most everyone who works in a boarding kennel or at a doggie daycare knows, dogs behave differently there than they do at home. If you’re considering offering board and train programs at your facility, it’s important to understand the limitations of what can be accomplished, as well as how to manage client expectations. Board […]

How to Tell If Your Marketing Is Working

How to Tell If Your Marketing Is Working

In 2019, the pet care industry is more competitive than ever. In every region, fierce rivals with deep pockets are trying to lure away your potential customers and profits. This makes it more difficult and expensive to draw in pet parents (and retain your existing customers). The ever–changing, competitive landscape means a winning (but dated) […]

Facebook Groups for Fun and Profit

Facebook Groups for Fun and Profit

Chances are, you use Facebook for marketing your pet care facility already. You probably post cute dog videos, pictures and socialization tips on a regular basis on your business page to attract attention and bring in clients. However, you may not have realized the power of Facebook Groups. Simply put, groups are a way for […]

7 Tips for Working with Challenging Customers

7 Tips for Working with Challenging Customers

Working with customers in the professional pet care industry is a rollercoaster. On some days, a customer tells you how important you have been in their pet’s life, or surprises you with a card just to say thank you and you get tears in your eyes remembering that what you do is important. On other […]

Club Cat Hotel & Resort for Felines

Club Cat Hotel & Resort for Felines

“I admit it,” says Shana Martin with an infectious grin, “I am a lifelong cataholic and I’m proud of it. Cats have enriched my life since I was a baby.” Shana is the founder and owner of Club Cat, a boutique luxury feline–only hotel and resort. They opened their doors in early 2019. Cats have always […]

Pet Care Professional Safety: Who’s Taking Care of You?

Pet Care Professional Safety: Who’s Taking Care of You?

Donna works as a groomer in a busy boarding kennel in a busy burg. She works with several other employees; groomers, trainers, daycare attendants and kennel attendants, and they all enjoy a vibrant workplace with happy clientele returning regularly. Her workplace is like most—it has tubs, tables, gates, cages, dryers, grooming equipment and pets. There […]

How to Identify a Healthy Pet: Intake and Daily Exams

How to Identify a Healthy Pet: Intake and Daily Exams

Animals can’t talk. They can’t say, ‘Hey, I’m not feeling well…I might need medical attention.’ So it is up to us to figure it out. That means that we, as animal owners, care givers, groomers, etc., must be able to ascertain a deviation from the norm. The best way to be able to spot a […]

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