Starting Your Own Dog Daycare or Boarding - Kennel layout

Starting Your Own Dog Daycare or Boarding - Kennel layout

This is part of a series of blog posts about starting your own dog daycare or boarding business. Click here for the entire series I get asked all the time what the best kennel layout is...  I haven't found a perfect layout - but there are some things to keep in mind: First consider the Kennel Use: First, we look at the use of the kennels. Are you boarding dogs? Will it…

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Starting Your Own Dog Daycare or Boarding - Kennel Safety

Starting Your Own Dog Daycare or Boarding - Kennel Safety

This is part of a series of blog posts about starting your own dog daycare or boarding business.Click here for the entire series      As a kennel manufacturer, our first priority is to ensure that the kennels are safe.  This is a daunting task as there are many variables to consider. Containment:      First is keeping the occupant fully contained.  Kenn…

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Are kennels humane?

Are kennels humane?

I get told over and over that it is 'inhumane to keep dogs in kennels'. I wanted to spend some time this week explaining some situations where kennels are necessary and more humane than not using a kennel. Typically, when someone tells me that kennels are inhumane, they are referring to puppy-mills or 'rescues' that house dogs long-term in kennels that are obviously too small. These facilities…

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A box to put dogs in...

A box to put dogs in...

I get asked what is so interesting about building dog kennels - after all, it's just a 'box to put dogs in' - right? Wrong! We have spent years watching dog behavior, listening to the people who use the kennels everyday, and studying how the kennels are used. Interestingly enough, the kennels are not used exactly the same by all industry types! For example, a veterinarian might use a kenn…

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