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Running Your Own Boarding Kennels

Running Your Own Boarding Kennels

The Complete Guide to Kennel and Cattery Management

David Cavill

£29.99

Running your own Boarding Kennels is the only guide of its kind which looks at every aspect of running a boarding kennels or cattery, from selecting premises to feeding boaders.

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About the book

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.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Facing the Facts;
    • Chapter - 02: Finding Your Property;
    • Chapter - 03: Professional and Other Advice;
    • Chapter - 04: Finance and Running Costs;
    • Chapter - 05: Laws and Orders: Statutory Requirements;
    • Chapter - 06: Health Matters;
    • Chapter - 07: Feeding the Boarders;
    • Chapter - 08: The Daily Round;
    • Chapter - 09: Kennel Staff;
    • Chapter - 10: Kennel Buildings;
    • Chapter - 11: Fanfare;
    • Chapter - 12: Expanding Your Business;
    • Chapter - 13: Associated Services



Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749453305
  • Edition: 4
  • Published: 3rd July 2008
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 192 pages

About the Author

David Cavill is an experienced writer and broadcaster on all subjects related to companion animals. An acknowledged expert, he owns and publishes the magazine Dogs Monthly and is the founder of the Animal Care College, which provides courses in all aspects of animal care. Currently a consultant to the animal care industry, he has an extensive background

in kennel management, having owned and run a small boarding kennel and cattery, and managed a large establishment which included a grooming salon. He was formerly joint manager of Bell Mead, the country kennel of Battersea Dogs' Home.


David Cavill