How to Run a Dog Business

Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is

Author: Veronica Boutelle

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 123

View: 145

The demand for skilled dog trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters and dog daycare operators has never been greater. To succeed in one of these fields, you'll need more than dog expertise-you'll need business savvy as well. Written for the non-business person, Veronica Boutelle, the industry's top consultant, gives you the information you need to start, operate, and prosper in your chosen field. Learn how to analyze your market, set prices, and advertise services. Find out what kind of insurance, licenses, and professional qualifications you'll need. Best of all, get a solid start with advance planning and realistic insights from an expert in the field.

Minding Your Dog Business

A Practical Guide to Business Success for Dog Professionals

Author: Veronica Boutelle

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 129

View: 735

Setting up and running a successful dog-related business is an achievement in itself (one addressed from A to Z in Veronica Boutelle's first book, How to Run a Dog Business - Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is) but the real test is to build success and growth for the long haul. This book will tell you: • How to develop your business for long-term financial security and personal fulfillment. • How you can become more comfortable and effective at selling your services. • What the smartest, easiest, least expensive ways to market yourself are. • How to level out the scheduling-and-revenue roller coaster of seasonal fluctuations. In straightforward language, sprinkled throughout with humor, Veronica and Rikke show you how to make choices that are right for you in an ever more competitive market.

How to Run a Dog Business

Putting Your Career Where Your Heart is, 2nd Edition

Author: Veronica Boutelle

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 184

View: 687

Veronica Boutelle, the industry’s top consultant, writes for the non-business savvy dog pro, sharing the detailed information you need to start, operate, and prosper in the dog world in clear, easy-to-read language. This second edition, incorporating Veronica’s ten years of experience helping dog pros succeed, included additional advice on packaging services, setting policies, and avoiding burnout, an expanded marketing chapter and resources section, and two entirely new chapters covering online marketing and developing the perfect staff.

The Business of Dog Walking

How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

Author: Veronica Boutelle

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 139

View: 747

Turn Dog Walking into a Profitable Business Professional dog walking is a booming business. Over forty percent of U.S. households include a dog and the number is rising steadily. No wonder, then, that demand for dog walking services also keeps growing. But there's a huge difference between throwing a leash on a few dogs and charging for it and running a professional dog walking business. To be a successful dog walker, you must be dog savvy and business savvy. Veronica Boutelle has helped thousands of dog walkers set up and run successful enterprises. This book tells you how. Find Out: What it takes to make a lucrative living walking dogs How to set up your business for success from the get-go What you need to know about dog behavior and safety How to stand out with targeted marketing in a competitive field

The Dog Grooming Business Course

How to Set up and Run Your Own Dog Grooming Business. at Home. Mobile. Salon.

Author: Kristian Maris

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 175

Dog groomers and business dont mix? Guess again because, with this business blueprint, your chances of setting up and running a successful dog grooming business are increased tenfold. This course is for you, whether you are grooming from home, as a mobile groomer, or thinking about opening a commercial salon. It doesnt matter if youre not a groomerin fact, youll really benefit from this course if thats the case (especially when it comes to respecting what dog groomers contend with every day). It also doesnt matter where in the world you live. The lessons in this course are relevant universally.

How to Run a Dog Business Putting Your Career Where Your Heart is

Edition

Author: Pretty Simple Designs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 122

View: 250

Learn how to run the "business end" of the leash The demand for skilled dog trainers, dog walkers, pet sitters, and dog daycare and boarding operators has never been greater. But, to succeed in these fields, you'll need more than dog expertise--you'll need business savvy as well. Veronica Boutelle, the industry's top consultant, writes for the non-business savvy dog pro, sharing the detailed information you need to start, operate, and prosper in the dog world in clear, easy-to-read language. This second edition, incorporating Veronica's ten years of experience helping dog pros succeed, included additional advice on packaging services, setting policies, and avoiding burnout, an expanded marketing chapter and resources section, and two entirely new chapters covering online marketing and developing the perfect staff.

Pet Bakery Business Startup

How to Start, Run & Grow a Trendy Pet Bakery Business

Author: Rebecca Rothschild

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 176

View: 143

Pet Bakery Business Startup How to Start, Run & Grow a Trendy Pet Bakery Business Inspired by that British (BBC) television program called The Great British Bake Off and love, more pet owners are making homemade treats for their furry companions. Fueled by the rapid spread of information on the internet, there are what seems like an unending array of pet recipes. It's never been easier to treat Fido and King homemade artisan dog treats. And for those dog owners who haven't yet jumped into baking for their pets but are more than willing to buy gourmet treats, some of the best options can be found at places often called pet bakeries. Whether the bakery is online or in a physical retail establishment across town, pet owners, especially those who own dogs, are willing to spend a reasonable amount of money so their pet can enjoy a delicious treat. More pet owners are developing the tendency to treat their four-legged friends with the same attention and appreciation as their children, for they have chosen to not have any of their own or are waiting for the right circumstances to have or adopt some. Another reason for the rise in homemade treats is a growing realization that commercially bought treats contain dubiously healthy-if not shockingly dangerous- ingredients. For those owners who want to ensure their pets have nothing but food and treat with the healthiest ingredients, it's really not a long jump to creating homemade treats. After all, you can easily see this as a natural extension of food-buying if you're already dedicated to organic and natural ingredients in your own diet and that of your family. I started making various dog treats at home out of necessity and to make sure our dog always had something healthy to eat. But my hobby quickly grew into a passion and soon I saw a demand for dog treats from extended family, friends and neighbors. The next step came almost naturally, after my husband suggested that I look into opening my own pet bakery, I started looking and researching the idea and soon enough the concept turned into reality and I never looked back. But this book is not about my success story but yours, in this book, I show you a step by step process that anyone can follow and open up their own Pet Bakery even from home. In This Guide I Discuss: Why Your Pets Need Fresh Treats How To Tell If Your Dog Has Food Allergy Food Nutrition And Food Safety What Kind Of Nutrition Your Dog Needs What Vitamins Your Pets Need Organic Vs. Commercial Food FDA, AAFC, OTCO And USDA Regulations Dangerous Additives To Avoid Equipment And Supplies You Will Need To Get Started Recipes Your Dogs Will Love 12 Traits Of A Successful Business Owner The Bridge From Hobby To Business Step By Step Transition To Starting Your Own Business How To Market Your New Business Business Plan To Success 6 Must Do's For Your New Business How To Pick The Right Legal Structure State And Local Regulations And so much more...

Running A Dog Business

Small Ideas To Great Profit, Training Techniques And Marketing Strategies: Service Companies For Dog Health

Author: Evan Kuns

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 184

View: 757

Pet training continues to rise as one of the fastest-growing solopreneur businesses in the United States. Very talented trainers are making the leap to business owners. With nearly 100 million dogs owned in the United States, dog training services are in high demand as more dogs are becoming more humanized by their owners. However, with pet parents willing to pay top dollars to have a well-behaved pet, this could be the business for you if you like a dog and have excellent business acumen - a dog training business. But it is not hard. Do you want to start your own dog service business? Then read this book This book contains everything you need to make your dog and puppy business wildly successful! You can actually make more than $50K! I live in a small farm town, but when I lived in a big city I made more than $50K. If you love dogs and love the idea of owning your own small business, this business just might be the most rewarding and satisfying career in the world. I will teach you how to train puppies, and run a successful busy dog-sitting business. My marketing tips alone will bring you all the business you could ever want. I truly want your new business to succeed. At the end of this book is my email, so you can ask me anything, anytime, and I will give you my personal advice, so you never have to feel uncertain about anything. Buy this book now.

Start Your Own Pet Business and More

Author: Eileen Figure Sandlin

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 215

Start and succeed at your very own pet busines-with minimal costs This hands-on guide provides the step-by-step information needed to start five hot businesses in the pet industry, including pet sitting/dog walking, dog training, pet grooming, pet food and upscale pet products.

The Dog Walker's Startup Guide

Create Your Own Lucrative Dog Walking Business in 12 Easy Steps

Author: J. D. Antell

Publisher: Dog Zanny

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 831

Written by a dog-walking pioneer, this book provides all the information anyone would need to start up his or her own dog walking business. Presented in twelve well-defined steps, the author's action model incorporates everything from business basics to the fundamentals of animal psychology. Supported by a strong website and ancillary materials including a training DVD, the book will appeal to those seeking financial freedom at the end of a leash. FROM THE BACK COVER: WARNING: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Known to cause side effects such as happiness and fulfillment According to many experts, dog walking is currently the fastest growing area in the professional pet care industry and it shows no sign of slowing down. More American households have dogs than ever before! Whether you have been dreaming of escaping the 9-5 grind, or just love dogs and want to work with them, this book will help you take this growing industry by the leash and profit from it. This easy to follow step-by-step guide to starting your own dog walking business teaches: * How to assess the number of clients you ll need to meet your financial goals using case studies and formulas that work (page 12) * What services will creatively sell your business and lead the competition (page 16) * How to create a winning web presence that promotes customer confidence and sells your business 24 hours a day * How to create a professional welcome packet step-by-step (page 31) * How on-the-fly photo updates can enrich your service by promoting human interaction and involvement, leading to more referrals and additional income from advertising (page 124) * Professional advertising strategies revealed in detail and highlighted with examples that will quickly turn your business idea into profit-making reality (page 53) FROM THE AUTHOR: A dog walker's job, focus, and service is very different than a pet sitter's, and the hours are much more conducive to stay-at-home parents, students, and retired persons. The bulk of a dog walker's work happens between the hours of 10am and 3pm. However with puppy-care, and a 3x per day schedule, you'll be starting a bit earlier and finishing a bit later. Dog walking is also a great way to supplement a dog training business! Dog walking is a Zen-like business model, provides a steady predictable income, and your customer base is much, much larger. Dog walking is for the most part recession proof. American households with dogs have increased exponentially. According to the APPA pet-related spending in 2008 will likely exceed $10.5 billion. We aren't going to get rid of our pets, and we aren't going to stop working and commuting. Therefore dog walkers will still be needed, even in a down economy.

How to Start a Home-Based Pet-Sitting and Dog-Walking Business

Author: Cathy Vaughan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 980

Just fifteen years ago, “pet sitter” meant the kid down the street who helped feed pets when the neighbors traveled. Today, this fledgling field is fast becoming an established profession. Combining the appeal of working with animals, a viable customer base, and truly low start-up costs, it is for many people the ideal home-based business. And yet its “fun” aspects are often overshadowed by the daunting tasks of registering the business, purchasing insurance, and knowing what first steps to take and how to continue from there. With a simple, step-by-step format, How to Start a Home-Based Pet Sitting Business guides aspiring pet sitters from the dreaming stage to the doing stage more clearly and comprehensively than any such book to date.

Growing Your Dog Business

The Complete Guide To Make Your Dog And Puppy Business: Dog Sitting And Puppy Training Business

Author: Shannan Shoumaker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 184

View: 277

Pet training continues to rise as one of the fastest-growing solopreneur businesses in the United States. Very talented trainers are making the leap to business owners. With nearly 100 million dogs owned in the United States, dog training services are in high demand as more dogs are becoming more humanized by their owners. However, with pet parents willing to pay top dollars to have a well-behaved pet, this could be the business for you if you like a dog and have excellent business acumen - a dog training business. But it is not hard. Do you want to start your own dog service business? Then read this book This book contains everything you need to make your dog and puppy business wildly successful! You can actually make more than $50K! I live in a small farm town, but when I lived in a big city I made more than $50K. If you love dogs and love the idea of owning your own small business, this business just might be the most rewarding and satisfying career in the world. I will teach you how to train puppies, and run a successful busy dog-sitting business. My marketing tips alone will bring you all the business you could ever want. I truly want your new business to succeed. At the end of this book is my email, so you can ask me anything, anytime, and I will give you my personal advice, so you never have to feel uncertain about anything. Buy this book now.

The Dog Trainer's Resource

APDT Chronicle of the Dog Collection

Author: Mychelle Blake

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 430

Today's professional dog trainer needs to develop expertise in a wide variety of fields: learning theory, training techniques, classroom strategies, marketing, community relations, and business development and management. This collection of articles from APDT's "Chronicle of the Dog" will prove a valuable resource for trainers and would-be trainers. Learn what you need to know from experts like Bob Bailey, Jean Donaldson, Ian Dunbar, Nicole Wilde, Sue Sternberg, and Karen Overall.

Running Your Own Boarding Kennels

The Complete Guide to Kennel and Cattery Management

Author: David Cavill

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Kennel management

Page: 168

View: 721

With an increasing demand for quality kennel accommodation for dogs and cats, a good boarding kennel is a sound investment and can provide a healthy income if run efficiently. Running your own Boarding Kennels, the only guide of its kind available, is essential reading for anyone who is considering starting out in the business. This new edition by animal care expert David Cavill provides advice on every aspect of running a boarding kennel. With an exhaustive breadth of detail it covers every related topic, including: boarding fees, raising finance, insurance, kennel cleaning, dangerous dogs, types of food, exercise, grooming, beds and towels, staff training, accommodation, advertising, puppy and kitten rearing, and product sales. Comprehensive and unique, Running your own Boarding Kennels also includes information on ancillary services such as dog-walking, pet sitting and home boarding.

The Teaching Dog

Partnering With Dogs for Instruction, Socialization and Demonstration in Your Training Practice

Author: Nicole Larocco-Skeehan

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 108

View: 778

Hire A Dog To Be Your Training Assistant! The concept of using dogs as teaching aides is gaining popularity among trainers worldwide. A ‘Teaching Dog’ can be used to demonstrate behaviors, work to socialize puppies and even help out in reactive dog classes.

Dog Run Moon

Stories

Author: Callan Wink

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 930

In the tradition of Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, and Kent Haruf comes a dazzling debut story collection by a young writer from the American West who has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Best American Short Stories. SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE • 2017 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD HONORABLE MENTION A construction worker on the run from the shady local businessman whose dog he has stolen; a Custer’s Last Stand reenactor engaged in a long-running affair with the Native American woman who slays him on the battlefield every year; a middle-aged high school janitor caught in a scary dispute over land and cattle with her former stepson: Callan Wink’s characters are often confronted with predicaments few of us can imagine. But thanks to the humor and remarkable empathy of this supremely gifted writer, the nine stories gathered in Dog Run Moon are universally transporting and resonant. Set mostly in Montana and Wyoming, near the borders of Yellowstone National Park, this revelatory collection combines unforgettable insight into the fierce beauty of the West with a powerful understanding of human beings. Tender, frequently hilarious, and always electrifying, Dog Run Moon announces the arrival of a bold new talent writing deep in the American grain. Praise for Dog Run Moon “[An] excellent first book of stories . . . One of the great things about Dog Run Moon is how resilient and funny [the characters] are. They’re at the end of their ropes, but they can still howl about the joy and pain each day brings, as if the young Levon Helm were singing their stories. . . . This is Thomas McGuane territory, and also that of writers like Joy Williams and Jim Harrison.”—The New York Times “Wink is definitely not a writer of half measures; each of these stories demonstrates his ability to lay life bare. A significant collection highly deserving of the spotlight.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Myth and history color these highly satisfying fictions about the way men and women struggle to shape their lives.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The perils of work and the weight of bequeathal fuel these stories, and each one holds a lasting, unshakable image. Sometimes grace is bestowed upon the characters in a sidewindering, not altogether fabulous fashion; sometimes it’s not bestowed at all. Callan Wink seems to know well the stratagems and delusions of men’s hearts. He also seems born and bred to short-story mastery.”—Joy Williams, author of The Visiting Privilege “Callan Wink’s debut is impressive indeed. Fine, old-fashioned, rich and juicy fiction. Weeks later I’m still living with the characters.”—Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall “Callan Wink’s fresh, urgent stories have an energy and propulsion that set them well apart from the cerebral finger painting of so much literary fiction. Here is a writer with a great big horizon.”—Thomas McGuane, author of Crow Fair “Callan Wink’s stories remind me of expertly tied trout flies—beautifully crafted, true to reality, and barbed. What a fine young writer.”—Ron Rash, author of Above the Waterfall “As in all the best collections, each and every story in Dog Run Moon sings in the essential registers of love and death, work and nature. Callan Wink has the wisdom to write only of the things that matter, and the talent to make these stories as fresh as the literary headwaters from which they come.”—Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek

How to Start a Dog Boarding Business

Work with Animals You Love, Make More Money, and Have More Freedom

Author: Braxton Walker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 164

View: 619

Are you ready to be your own boss and work with dogs?If you want to start your own dog boarding business so you can be in more control of your life than this book is for you.Here's the deal: You love dogs and you may love the idea of starting your own dog boarding business, but you have no idea where to get started: How do you get customers for your dog boarding business? What is required for you to get started? What safety measures do you need to take and how do you deal with special needs dogs? Fortunately this book will give you the blueprint you need to build a dog boarding business that you love.Here are a few of the things you'll discover in this book: What you'll need to do before you can open your doors for business. How to properly market your business to bring in customers that keep on coming back. How to go about pricing your services. Common mistakes even experienced dog boarding business owners make that can run you out of business. How to get funding for your dog boarding business. The pros and cons of different business entities. How to deal with special needs and troublesome dogs. Imagine what life would be like getting to be your own boss. Imagine getting to have more control over your income and hours.By following the strategies outlined in this book, you can build the dog boarding business of your dreams.Scroll up, click the buy now button, and start your path to having your own dog boarding business today!