Boarding Kennel Management
by Sam Kohl

2nd Edition

Providing top-quality care for pets has now become a highly competitive and profitable business.

To become successful, a prospective kennel owner must know how to select or design a suitable facility. This involves knowing about real estate, architecture, construction, enclosures, materials, fencing, plumbing, heating, lighting, air-conditioning, waste disposal, supplies, and the challenges involved in day-to-day operations with the pets and staff. Establishing good customer relations, prevention and treatment of common pet diseases, preparation of nutritious food, and increasing kennel profits by offering additional pet services are all emphasized.

In this updated second edition, pet industry authority, Sam Kohl, provides you with all the essential information you will need to own, operate, and manage a world-class boarding kennel.

Price - $29.95


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  Chapter 6: Sanitation

Building in Good Sanitation
Waste Disposal
Insect Control

Chapter 1: Establishing a Kennel

  Chapter 7: Medical Problems
The Successful Boarding Kennel Proprietor
Building Versus Buying
Choosing a Good Location
How Large Shoule a Kennel Be?
Naming a Kennel
Recognizing Sick Dogs and Cats
Treatment of Sick Animals
First Aid
Relations with Veterinarians
Nursing Sick Animals
Caring for Chronic Problems
Environmental Threats to Health
Chapter 2: Kennel Design & Construction Chapter 8: Establishing a Kennel
The Basic Components of a Kennel
Types of Kennel Layouts
Portable Cage Unit Dimensions
Swing Gate Dimensions
Constsruction: Materials, Labor, Costs
Energy Sources
Environmental Controls
Water & Drainage Systems
Lighting & Communications
External Parasites
Internal Parasites
Fungal Diseases
Gastric Dilation-Torsion
Chapter 3: Support Areas Chapter 9: Feeding
Kitchen Operation
Storage Areas
Grooming & Training Areas
Reception Area; Pet Supplies
Staff Areas
Mixing the Animals' Food
Size and Timing of Meals
Feeding Problems
Checking Pets In
Chapter 4: Accommodations for Animals
  Chapter 10: General Operation
Primary Enclosures
Runs-Arrangement & Layout
Materials & Construction of Runs
Isolation Area
The Cattery
Sample Pet Registration Agreement
Pet Pick-Up and Delivery
Boarding Problems
Bookkeeping and Record Keeping
Kennel Staff
Attracting New Customers
Customer Relations
Chapter 5: Fences  
Types of Fencing
Mesh Sizes Used in Chain Link Fencing
Run Dividers
Escape Precautions
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