Cattery, Dog Daycare and Kennel Articles

Dog Daycare Playground Equipment: 5 Ideas for Your Facility

A good range of dog daycare playground equipment transforms your dog daycare into a pet paradise.

Quality, diverse dog daycare playground equipment sets your business apart from the competition. Most importantly, a varied selection of play structures provides dog guests with exciting and fun activities, preventing boredom and aggression.

Emergency Planning Tips for Dog Daycares And Kennels

In the last few years, we have seen numerous natural disasters that have devastated areas of the US. From wildfires and earthquakes to hurricanes and tornadoes, natural disasters can happen anywhere. It pays to make plans regardless of where you are.

Whether it’s a fire, flood, or power outage, dog daycares and kennels need to prepare for anything. Emergency planning prepares you to keep your staff and the pets in your care safe during an emergency.

10 Key Pet Industry Trends to Watch in 2021

As people continue to treat their pets like family, pet parents are more willing than ever before to provide their pets with everything they could ever possibly need to be healthy, happy, and live longer.

People have spent more on their pets year-over-year, from $95.7 billion in 2019 to $99 billion in 2020. According to pet industry projections, pet industry growth will continue to rise into 2021.

Check out these ten pet industry trends for 2021.

Accepting Tips at Your Dog Daycare: Key Dos & Don'ts

To tip or not to tip; that is the question.

Tipping in any industry is up to the customer’s discretion. While tipping isn’t expected in the dog daycare industry, it is common and can make someone’s day.

5 Dog Behavior Tips for Kennel & Dog Daycare Attendants

While dog daycare might be a paradise for one dog, it could be a nightmare for another. It’s the kennel and dog daycare attendant’s job to anticipate issues and help the dogs relax and have a good time.

Just like people, dogs can get stressed, anxious, or afraid. But unlike people, dogs can’t just come out and tell you if something is wrong (Dog temperament tests are a good indicator, too!) But the good news is, there are ways to identify a dog’s emotions by watching their behavior and body language.

Check out these dog behavior tips for kennel and dog daycare attendants.

Dog Temperament Tests: Best Practices for Daycares

While most pet owners think their furbaby is perfect, dog daycare owners can’t take their word for it.

Most dog daycares offer temperament testing. Temperament testing, also called behavior evaluation, is a vital step to ensure your dog daycare clients and staff’s safety. While not required by law, it is in your best interest as a dog daycare owner to protect yourself, your staff, and your furry guests from harm.

In addition to injury, an accident in your facility could cause financial ramifications and adverse effects on your reputation. Think about it; a dog mom wants to take her furbaby to the safest place possible. If your daycare has a reputation for aggressive dogs and fighting, that dog mom will choose another daycare because she doesn’t want to take the risk. Even if the incident only happened once, it possibly could have been avoided with temperament testing,

Just like us, dogs have moods. We aren’t always friendly, and neither are they. This is why your daycare must require a dog temperament test for every dog that comes under your care.

How to Market Your Pet Care Business: 7 Effective Tips

Congratulations on your decision to open a pet care business! The pet care business is booming. Dog daycares, pet boarding services, and dog grooming services are thriving. According to a pet owner survey, there were 89.7 million dogs owned in the US in 2017.

Dog Daycare Business Plan: The Ultimate Guide for 2021

If you love dogs as much as we do and want to start a dog daycare business, you are in the right place!

Opening a dog daycare business is an excellent way to turn your passion for animals into a successful venture. But to get your dog daycare business up and running, you have a lot of work to do. (But, it’s worth it, we promise!)

A solid business plan builds the foundation for a profitable enterprise, and this guide provides everything you need to create your dog daycare business plan.

So, let’s dive in!

COVID-19 & Pet Care Businesses: The Essential Guide

2020 might be almost over, but the effects of COVID-19 aren’t slowing down.
Everyone has felt the impact of the coronavirus in one way or another. As a pet care business owner, you likely feel frustrated, concerned, and anxious.
You might also feel grateful. In most states, pet care is an essential service. This is great news for pet parents and pet care staff. Pet parents rely on safe pet care businesses like yours to care for their pets when they can’t. And pet care staff rely on a steady income, which is hard to come by for others during the pandemic.
Even though your pet care business can remain open, social distancing conditions and an overall sense of fear directly impact your operations. As ever, your highest priority is the safety of your staff and customers.
In this guide, we’ll discuss pet care business concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and our recommendations for how your business can operate safely.

Top Dog Toy Trends of 2019

Now, more than ever, dogs are a part of the family (that’s especially true in our family which consists of only fur-kids!) and you want to be as particular about their toys as you would for your (slightly) less furry children. Dog toy trends this year cover everything from indestructible toys to new textures, sounds and more! Let’s dig into the top dog toy trends of 2019.

Getting a grip on your finances

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How to scale back and improve profits

As a professional pet carer, your core focus is providing the best service possible to animals and their human counterparts. But as a business owner, your focus is to generate revenues and maximise profits. Theoretically, these go hand-in-hand; provide quality service and your customer count goes up as they become loyal patrons. The more customers you have, the more revenue you generate and the more profit you make. Right? 

How to use facebook to grow your business

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The importance of reviews on Google

Your customers love you and your new customers need to know that their pets are in safe hands.

Harness the power of the internet by collecting pet customer reviews for your business

How much does a pet boarding business make?

We have small pet boarding companies, pet boutiques through to multi-site complexes using Revelation Pets. Although there is no differentiator within the system to categorise the size of the company in our database, we do have the Sales revenue (actual payment received) for all of our subscribers bookings. Using this information we have averaged the monthly sales for 2015

Cattery / Kennel Startup: Business Planning

Cattery / Kennel Startup: Business Planning

Starting a cattery business takes a lot of time, energy and focus. If you are needing a business plan or special financing, you may not have a lot of time to sit down and draft it, or you may not even know what information a business plan requires. 

Non-English Kennel Software

Finding a pet management software in a language that is not English can be very difficult. Revelation Pets is customisable to allow you to manage all communication to your customers. Learn more here

Is a cattery or Kennel business right for me?

A pet boarding business is a very unique type of business, and the things one should ponder are considerably different than most businesses. You are not selling shoes. You are someone providing a service, and sometimes a product, to a human and an animal. You are a care provider, a cleaner, an organiser. You are security, a therapist, a nurse, and so much more. Even if you have certain areas under control, are you sure this particular business is right for you? We will help you investigate further …

How can I get Free Software

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