Pet Boarding & Daycare

Move Your Business Forward: Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2018

Move Your Business Forward: Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2018

The Learning & Shopping Event of the Year Returns to Hershey, PA

By Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine

With the largest industry tradeshow yet, the top industry speakers and cutting-edge professional pet care educational programs, the 2018 Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo is one not to miss.

This year’s expo features many brand new, progressive programs that are a must–see for all pet care professionals in the boarding and daycare industry. With a focus on facility design, moving your business forward and disease prevention, the 2018 Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo has something for everyone—from employees new to the industry to veteran owners/managers.

To kick off the expo, a fun and inspiring keynote address will be given Monday night by facility owner, trainer and pet industry consultant, Phillip Paris. Phillip’s presentation, “Guiding Principles for Success in Today’s Pet Care Industry” will leave attendees with relevant and actionable information that can immediately transform any business to a higher level. Following the Keynote Address will be a fun and relaxing meet & greet party, hosted by National Kennel Sales and Live Oak Bank which will feature appetizers and a bar.

Seminars will begin Tuesday morning and run through Thursday afternoon, with plenty of time on Wednesday and Thursday to attend the tradeshow. This year’s tradeshow will be the largest yet, featuring nearly sixty vendors showcasing their products and services for all things boarding and daycare! Also, be sure to sign up for the Round Table Luncheons held on Wednesday and Thursday which will give you a chance to swap stories and ideas with some of your industry peers.

Some of the brand new seminars being featured are Dr. Boyd’s two-hour “First Aid for Your Facility”, Robin Bennett’s “Creating a Puppy Program”, Mark Moore’s “Taking the Fear out of Expansion”, Colleen Pelar’s “Demystifying Dog Bites”, Al Locker’s two-hour “Integrating the Business Plan and Facility Design” and Jamie Migdal’s “Turning Customer Service into Customer (and Business) Success”. With something for all levels of pet professionals going on at all times, you are sure to get the most of this year’s expo!

The brand new certification program, “Professional Pet Boarding Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Certification” will be making its east coast debut on Tuesday afternoon. This program is the first in a series of Professional Pet Boarding Certifications, which is collaboration of Barkleigh Productions (Pet Boarding & Daycare magazine) and The Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center. This particular program has the most up to date information on Canine Infectious Respiratory Diseases, including Canine Cough and Canine Flu, and is designed for pet care facility owners, managers and staff to educate them on the causes, prevention and treatment of these illnesses, as well as how to respond to an outbreak.

Also available on Tuesday afternoon is Laurie Wagner’s “Quiet Dog Daycare Workshop”, which is a three part, four hour program designed to help dog professionals help & retain more dogs—and make more money! Learn ‘how to speak dog’ in order to get your playgroups under control for a more enjoyable, controlled environment.

With all of the new and innovative seminars being offered, the enormous tradeshow and fun events, it will be well worth it for anyone in the boarding or daycare industry to attend this year’s expo. 

November 5 – 8th, 2018