How to Start a Dog Kennel Boarding BusinessAlmost all pet owners desire a good kennel for their dogs. This gives them peac...
are available on call, in times of emergency, and who also recommend your dog boardingservices to new clients as well.To k...
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How to start a dog kennel boarding business

  1. 1. How to Start a Dog Kennel Boarding BusinessAlmost all pet owners desire a good kennel for their dogs. This gives them peace of mindespecially when they have to be away on compulsion or on vacation, as they are sure that theirpet will be cared for and looked after while they are away. If you are dog lover or wish to dosomething related to pet care, you can provide this essential service for pet owners by startingyour own Dog Kennel Boarding business. Let us see what factors you need to consider for yourwish to come true.First of all, you need to visit the local town office and check the zoning restrictions for kennelsin your locality.You could also consider becoming a part of a franchise, which will help you get started. Thenext step would be to decide the capacity of your pet boarding kennel. Would you prefer tolimit your boarders to six or less, or do you want it be on a bigger scale, such as twenty? If youneed to fit in 10 or more pens, you can use a barn, whereas for a smaller number, you couldreuse a garage. However, you need to ensure that the place has enough of sunlight andventilation. You also need to have a secure fenced area where the dogs can enjoy some fresh air,and also keep it clean by removing waste regularly.There are a few other things that you need to think of, such as providing soft padded mattressesfor the dogs to sleep on or rest, clean drinking water, and two metal bowls for each boarder, onefor water and the other for food. The food for each dog should be stored in separate containersthat are labeled, and the dietary requirements and feeding schedule for each dog should berecorded. You also need to keep the owner’s contact details with you so that you can call themfor specific instructions or in case of any emergency.Once you have embarked on your Dog Kennels And Boarding business, you need to spreadword about it by creating a website for your venture and posting pictures and testimonials frompet owners whom you have catered to, in the past. To advertise your boarding kennel, createbusiness cards and posters and distribute these at any pet shop in the area.Most importantly, be selective when you take on boarders. You may choose not to take inproblem dogs or those that are too aggressive or bark excessively. Doing this may hamper theatmosphere of your boarding kennel and create a negative impact on the other boarders. Also,remember to interview those whom you employ, in detail. They need to be responsible,trustworthy and dog lovers too.Lastly, develop a good rapport with the vets in your area. Make an arrangement so that the vets
  2. 2. are available on call, in times of emergency, and who also recommend your dog boardingservices to new clients as well.To know more about Homestead Kennels and to gain some insightful knowledge on DogKennel Boarding then visit Our Website.This content has been taken fromhttp://homesteadkennelscomau.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/how-to-start-a-dog-kennel-boarding-business/

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