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Resources

The following resources may help you develop a greater understanding our animal companions and the world of pet care.  There is much to discover.



On the Web

Books

  • Counting Noses
  • Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun
  • All About Dog Daycare

Seminars

Pet Care Business Basics seminar is designed for those ready to join the pet care service industry with their own facility.  An information-filled two day seminar presented by five experts from the pet industry.  Includes facility design and material selection plus tips on providing high quality pet care in the core services of boarding, dog daycare, grooming, dog training and other add-on services.  Insight to industry financial trends and business planning makes this the investment you need to get your business started on the right track.

Join us March 24-26, 2012 in Houston, TX

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here for the Pet Care Business Basics website


Webinars

Counting Noses: Financial management and accounting training specific to the pet industry. Learn to understand the components of your financial statements and key statistics to keep your business on track and successful. Register for the complete 5 package webinar series or just the sessions you need. Available as a live session (Wednesday at 3 pm central time) or recorded format.

  • Accounting Basics: January 11, 2012
  • Financial Statements: January 18, 2012
  • Cash Management, Pricing, & Financial Health: February 1, 2012
  • Managing Risk: February 8, 2012
  • Operational Measures: February 15, 2012

Course Fee: $149.95 Five package series
$39.95 single session







Training

Atlantis Software Training -
March 7, 2012,
Session A 9AM - 12PM
Session B 1PM - 4PM

Are you using your software to its top protential?

This seminar covers

Rewards Program

Discount Program

                        Set up of Packages

    New Creation Report

    New Deletion Report

    Email confirmations

How to send out reminder to schedule next grooming appointment

Custom reports for marketing to breed types, clients not in for awhile etc..

Exporting email list

Scanning documents into client files

Punchcards

Maintenance to ensure your program is operating efficiently

Much more!!!!!

 

Class Size: Space is Limited - maximum of 10 registrants per Session

 Location: Pampered Pets Bed & Biscuit, Fort Wayne IN

Seminar Fee: $100, addition attendees $75

 

To Register: email at Gretchen@maycastleconsulting.com by March 1, 2012

 

 

 

The Inside Scoop on Off-Leash Dog Play

 

Presented by: Susan Briggs, Crystal Canine LLC & Urban Tails LLC

 

Hosted by: Pampered Pets Bed & Biscuit, Fort Wayne, IN

Dates: May 8 – 10, 2012

Times: Tuesday 5/8, 7 – 9 pm

Wednesday 5/9, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday 5/10, 8:30 – 11:30 am

This seminar provides the basic tools needed for operating safe off-leash playgroups and dog daycare services. The Inside Scoop on Off-Leash Dog Play is a unique seminar combining classroom instruction, case studies and hands-on sessions with existing off-leash dog play groups. Course pre-requisite is reading, Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun by Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs.

Susan will open the seminar with a two hour review session of dog language and play behaviors in a classroom setting that includes video clips so you can see the principles from the book in action. The full day session will focus on key aspects to safe play management, an introduction to dog social screenings, setting policies, and factors to consider when assigning dogs and staff to playgroups. These concepts will be presented in the classroom, but the seminar also includes small group case studies and hands-on sessions with established dog play groups. The last half day session continues the introduction to social screening dogs for playgroups including the evaluation of a play group candidate dog.

Class Size: Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 registrants

Seminar Fee: $595, includes lunch on Wednesday

To Register: www.crystalcanine.com

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