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Hope2K9: Educate, Empower and Support

Hope2K9: Educate, Empower and Support

“At Hope2K9, a lot of the work we do is to help prevent dogs from going into a rescue, even though we are one ourselves,” says Cameron Thompsen, President and Founder of the Hope2K9 Foundation.  “We work to educate and support struggling owners whose pets have behavior or other issues. We try to get to […]

Winter Activities to Keep Your Daycare Dogs Engaged

Winter Activities to Keep Your Daycare Dogs Engaged

If you’re like many pet care facilities, the seasonal fluctuations in weather have a tremendous impact on the way your operations run. Where summer may mean long days spent outside enjoying sunshine and warm temperatures, winter may mean short days snowed in with quick trips outside, trying to avoid frost bitten fingers, toes and paws. […]

Cat Training: Yes You Can (And Should)

Cat Training: Yes You Can (And Should)

It is common knowledge that dogs can be trained to do extraordinary things. Certainly most owners expect their dogs to learn some basic commands, and with a little patience and perseverance, owners also hope to address a variety of behavioral challenges.  According to Statista.com1, there are an estimated 89.9 million dogs in the United States. […]

Training Your Team

Training Your Team

The significance of staff training cannot be overstated; it is one of the most important components of growth and development of a successful dog daycare or boarding program, whose focus is on providing more than just supervision. Doggie daycare programs are evolving rapidly, and as their focus becomes more behavioral, owners of doggie daycares and […]

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Pets

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Pets

Both dogs and cats need diets made up of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water; however, they have different nutritional needs and should not be fed the same formulation. In addition, there are different nutritional needs depending on the pet’s age (puppy, adult, senior), pregnant or nursing, breed, size and health status. Pets may […]

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 […]

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