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The Members premium content area is full of tips, information and guidance
on kennel related issues.
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to offer them, whether thinking, seriously considering, property hunting
or the site location, design and build.
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Stephanie George, Florida USA
We got Zoning Permission for our boarding kennels!
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right course, or help with their architect/ builder/ surveyor's
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There are a lot of pitfalls we were unaware of - until we found the site"
"Well we're very excited as you can imagine and all of
a sudden there seems so much to do. We feel really positive about
our kennels and can't wait to be open!
Thank you again for being so lovely
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Jackie Ferrier, [www.CanineCountryClub.co.uk]
Cornwall UK, July 2006
Excel spreadsheet with built-in
calculations on income, expenditure and statistics for
your catchment area, dog owning statistics & helps
you prove the need for your business.
A great place to start 'playing'
with the idea of starting or upgrading kennels
Is it for me?
What to think about when you
are considering starting up a kennels. Helps you think
through major issues & the lifestyle/ income changes it will
An excellent base for getting together your future marketing
How to look at potential properties
with an expert eye to assess their suitability for you. A wonderful
aid for looking at building new kennels on existing land - or
land you are looking at purchasing - or for existing kennel businesses.
Assess & compare
different properties/land and help with decision-making for your
best choice of property
Developing your Requirements - helps you think
through the design of your facility (written for larger organisations/charities/rescues
but useful to everyone)
Property Costs Checklist - a very simple checklist
of areas you will need to think about for getting costs. This is
just a 'starter' list of items to get your head around
- as you're probably not going to be ready for detailed quotations
yet (you'll need your property, ideas, business research and kennel
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your website is fantastic"
Fernando Pereira, Florida USA, Oct 2006
Caring Kennel: Minimising Stress for Kennelled Dogs
Enrichment in Kennels to reduce stress
a Bad Kennels Experience Case Study
- Using Network
Cameras to Monitor Your Workplace
Buying & Financing Kennels:
new or buy existing kennels business - a fundamental question
and one which has a big financial impact - should you build kennels
from scratch - or buy an existing business
an existing kennels business - tips for buying an existing
Kennels Abroad Case Study - a story about moving to Normandy,
France and building kennels
a Kennels & Cattery Business - tips for getting finance
for a kennels business
location and Purchase, Planning/Zoning - tips when looking
for a site to purchase, and planning/ zoning considerations
to visit - a few options for places to get ideas
Design, Build & Constructing
to Find an Architect or Surveyor specialising in Animal Facilities
of Design - site layout, buildings etc
Details & Materials - flooring, walls
- Caging Systems -
bar & mesh, partitions, hatches
- Noise & Acoustic
Measurements - acoustic measures, nature, levels, intensity,
Drainage & Disposal Systems
Management - what to get straight before you go for planning
- Heating -
different systems available
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Colin & Carol Paterson, Melbourne Australia,
Photo Library to give you lots of ideas. Explanations show
you exactly what to look for, and learn from, every photo
"Thanks for the vote of confidence!
Your excitement and encouragement really keep me going, so many times. I don't
think our dream (piece by piece) would
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Stephanie George, Florida USA, Oct 2004
Questions & Answers:
- Read others' problems/ questions and our answers
(a great way to learn about what you do & don't want - and a fascinating
read and insight)
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Id like to say a big thankyou to you and David for all you guidance.. help and support throughout the whole process of building gentianhill boarding kennels. Without your guidance I'm sure we would have struggled to have been such a huge success that we are today.
Within such a short time we have already had to expand due to such high demand!! We are told regularly that our customers refuse to board anywhere else.... quite often booking their holidays around my diary!!!
We have people from hundreds of miles board their dogs and from abroad also.
We are at ground level with our kennels expansion at the moment and we have yet again hit really bad weather!!! We hope to have the build complete by early August 2007 fingers crossed, and with good weather hopefully at some point I can get you some more pics!!!
There are 4 of us working at Gentian Hill now so we have myself, Amy.. Dionne and Debbie, we can now offer identi-chip and we are hoping to have onboard police dog handler Ross who is training in animal behavior.
We strongly support other kennels following the same build and design as ours who have also sought yours and davids help and advice with their own builds.
As you know we are all the best designed and built kennel establishments in the southwest of England and we still get lots of calls from England and abroard for help in setting up new businesses.
Your advice throughout all of this has helped me greatly over the last 3 years and you are both the most genuine, kindest, and committed people in your desire to create a better world for all our furry friends.
With genuine love from your dear friend Jane xxxxxx
Jane Cole, [Gentian Hill Boarding Kennels in Cornwall] UK
(read about [Jane's build and updates click here])