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How to Start a Doggie Daycare Business

Doggie daycares save the owner the anxiety of dealing with an animal kennel. Beginning a doggie daycare business has great advantages. A pet sitter has no overhead. Daycare owners need no money to start-up this business. The only cost there may be is for advertising. Daycare owners will also enjoy flexible hours.

On the flipside, if a doggie daycare business is to succeed pet sitters must endure long hours and hard work, even working holidays. But the love earned from caring for the dogs will help overcome those obstacles. Owning a doggie daycare business helps the pet owners by allowing them the peace of mind that their pet receives the attention they deserve.


Doggie daycare owners need to be well informed on different types of dog breeds. A different breed of dogs has specific behavior personalities. Some dogs an easy-temper and docile while other dogs are very playful and energetic. Knowing the differences between the breeds will help in knowing how to treat the dogs staying at the daycare.

Visit the library and read about the care of dogs. Volunteer at animal rescues to receive training on how to handle pets with patience. Learn about animal behavior.


Experience should be a strong consideration before opening a doggie daycare. If the potential business owner is lacking in experience, then they should increase their experience and gain more knowledge of how to care for pets by volunteering at animal shelters or kennels. By doing this experience can be gained for the daycare owner’s references. Volunteering also comes with perks. It can gain the potential doggie daycare owner a greater understanding about activities which will keep the pets happy and exercised.


Doggie daycares need certain equipment to make the dogs feel more comfortable at daycare. Purchase a new multiple dog leash which will help in walking more than one dog. Dog runs will help keep certain dogs away from other dogs. Doggie toys will keep the dogs busy and away from chewing up the furniture. Portable doggie kennels will help letting the dogs know when it is time to rest.

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