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running your own board kennels

Running Your Own Boarding Kennels

The Complete Guide to Kennel & Cattery Management
Revised 4th Edition July 2008
by David Cavill

£17.99 Paperback 9780749453305 192 pages

"A splendid book which should answer all the questions new and prospective kennel owners want to know." - The National Dog Owners' Association

"An absolute goldmine of information, guidance and common sense….an invaluable reference book." - Kennel Gazette

"Informative and well is highly recommended." - Our Dogs

  • The only guide available on this subject & written by an animal care expert
  • Practical step-by-step advice given on everything from location to kennel staff
  • Fully revised and up-to-date with changes in the law

Those who love animals often aspire to earning a living through looking after them. This fully revised and expanded new edition can help turn that dream into a reality. Based on the original work by Sheila Zabawa, this new edition by animal care expert David Cavill provides comprehensive advice on every aspect of running a boarding kennel or cattery, including:

  • Finding your property;
  • Boarding fees and licenses;
  • Finance and running costs;
  • Health issues;
  • Feeding the boarders;
  • Exercise and grooming;
  • Kennel staff and buildings;
  • Marketing and expanding your business.

There is also a new section on ancillary services such as dog walking, pet sitting and home boarding.

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. This guide, the only one of its kind available, is essential reading for anyone who is considering starting out in the business.

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