Some of the reasons you may be
considering starting your own doggie day care business are because you
love dogs and want to be in business for yourself. Or maybe you want to
take more control over your own life and are simply sick and tired of
the corporate world. Perhaps you want to offer more than just pet
sitting at someone else's home, you want to offer an upscale day care experience
for dogs and their owners.
While these are perfectly good reasons to
consider this business, it's important to take a realistic look at the
rewards as well as the challenges of starting a doggie day care business
and what you should look at to determine if you have the "right stuff".
Dog Day Care - A Growing Opportunity
First, let me say that focusing on the
doggie day care business is a smart choice since the shifting
demographics in the United States show lots of promise for this type of
According to the American
Pet Product Manufacturers Association, Pet owners are expected to spend over
$40 Billion on their pets in 2007 and that
number is expected to continue to grow at the current rate of 5% per year!
(Read the APPMA
The typical doggy day care client is a household
with two adults who both work
and have no children. These two-income "families" have, in effect, made the dog
the child of the family and are quite willing to pay for day care to insure their pet's happiness
and well being. These types of owners know that a happy dog is a tired dog and
understand the pitfalls of leaving their dogs home alone all day while they're
away at work.
With 38% of all households owning at least one
dog, this positive trend of more dogs and less time bodes well for the the
future of a doggie day care business.
People in the doggy daycare business come from a
wide variety of backgrounds. What they all share is a love of dogs, a desire to
run their own business, are self-motivated and have good people skills. While
dogs will be your focus during the day, keeping the person on the other end of
the leash happy is just as important. No dog has ever been known to write a
Frugal Mom Book Review:
Doggie Daycare Manual
Our review of the
Doggie Daycare Manual by Molly Locklin is a very positive one. This is a quality
ebook filled with good solid information presented in a clear and
easy to understand format. The book is very balanced in its
approach, highlighting the fun aspects of the business while clearly
identifying the challenges. The book covers everything from
from the business case and startup costs to location, staffing,
equipment and supplies. If you are considering providing
quality pet day care as a real business, you should read this book on
how to start your own doggy day care.
More Doggy Day Care Business Resources
Doggie Day Care Business DVD -New Release - now shipping!
This is our most-requested DVD and is packed with
the latest industry information, facts, resources, statistics, tips and
much, much more.
to Own and Operate A Dog Daycare by Robin Bennet
DVD is an edited version of a day-long seminar for potential daycare
owners. Geared toward new owners as well as those who are considering
opening a daycare center. Robin Bennett is the owner of All About Dogs,
Inc. - the largest dog training company in Virginia. She has
successfully owned and operated her own dog daycare for many years.
All About Dog Daycare... A Blueprint
for Success by Robin Bennett
yourself in the company of dogs. Enter the new and growing field of
dog daycare! 182 page book. Whether just
starting your daycare career or a seasoned veteran in the industry,
this 182 page book provides proven techniques to give you a
blueprint for success.
Building, Buying and Operating a Boarding Kennel
Building, Buying and Operating a Boarding
Kennel This 178 page book, written by Jim Krack, CKO, CAE,
Executive Director of ABKA, with the prospective kennel owner in
mind, is filled with information and suggestions on everything from
obtaining financing to establishing the right bookkeeping system.
The Ultimate Doggie Day Care Business Bundle
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Are You A Pet Person?
If you're ready to turn your passion for pets into a full time income without
huge upfront out of pocket costs and without gimmicky "products",then
think about this.
In 2006 there were over 43 million home with dogs. The
average dog owner spent $68 per year on dog treats. Do the math
and you will find that dog treats generated 2.9
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Grooming Business DVD
- New Release
offers 110 minutes (plus free additional bonus clips!) of
comprehensive grooming business information. Learn from the top U.S
Nationally Certified Groomers how you can start your career as a
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Pet Sitting Business DVD
Release Now Shipping!
to Entrepreneur Magazine, Pet Sitting is one of the top 10 business
opportunities today. This 75-minute DVD shows you everything you
need to know about starting a pet sitting business, beginning with
how to attract clients, how to manage your time and how to expand
your business to provide you with financial freedom.
Professional Pet Sitting I: The Basics by Patti J. Moran,
founder of Pet Sitters International
comprehensive look at the business through actual video footage that
follows a pet sitter through a typical day. 30
Pet Sitting Business E-Book - New Release!
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Starting a Dog Bakery E-Book - New Release!
The Perfect Time to Start a Dog Bakery - A few short years
ago, very few pet owners had even heard of a dog bakery. Now, it’s
one of the hottest types of pet-related businesses. Why is that?
Well, huge changes in attitudes toward pets in recent years have
created a multitude of opportunities for the savvy entrepreneur.
Kennel Business DVD
- New Release -
features expert advice from Jim Krack, Executive Director of the
ABKA (American Boarding Kennels Association).
In this 55-minute DVD,
we'll introduce you to all aspects of the boarding kennel
business. You will learn from the experts who will take you
step-by-step and show what you can expect as a kennel owner.
They will walk you through a typical day at their kennel and
discuss such areas as marketing,
operations, retail and advertising. This is DVD is a must for
anyone considering opening a kennel.
Establishing A Pet Care Center
Jim Krack, Executive Director of the ABKA (American Boarding Kennel
Association) takes you step-by-step through the process of how to start
a pet care center. This 4 1/2-hour, 3-part DVD
series is available now for the first time ever.