Online Class: How to Run a Dog Day Care

In order to be competitive, the dog day care entrepreneur needs to examine the needs, the array of possible services and how to build a customer base by becoming a dog professional who is knowledgeable, keeps up on current trends and advocates for pet owners in the community.

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Course Description

Turn Your Canine Compassion into a Thriving Venture: Mastering the Dog Day Care Business

Unleashing a world of opportunity in the thriving pet care industry, our comprehensive course guides you beyond mere affection for dogs, illuminating the path to establishing a triumphant dog day care business. While a heart that beats for our four-legged companions is a great start, true success in this field marries this love with market insight, strategic relationships, and an unwavering commitment to professional growth.

Course Highlights:

  • Community Mapping: Embark on a deep dive into the intricate tapestry of your local area. Understand the community, its unique needs, and the regulatory landscape. Dive into zoning laws, explore professional bodies backing such ventures, and get a grip on the broader socio-cultural dog-loving milieu.

  • Building Bridges: Forge pivotal relationships – not just with man's best friend, but also with community leaders, local businesses, fellow petpreneurs, and crucially, the vibrant pet community. Learn the art of networking that fuels a prosperous venture.

  • Strategizing Success: Delve into the world of competitive analysis. Understand the mosaic of services on offer, and discover where your niche lies. Stay ahead of the curve by keeping abreast of the latest trends, all while championing the rights and needs of pet owners.

  • Laying a Solid Foundation: From devising an impeccable business plan to seeking invaluable insights from attorneys, accountants, and financial maestros, ensure that every step you take is on firm ground.

  • Diversifying Your Venture: Whether you dream of creating a communal hub for all pet aficionados, bustling with classes, events, and expert sessions, or you envisage a boutique haven catering to a niche clientele or specific breeds – the dog day care cosmos is vast and vibrant.

  • Crafting Your Unique Blueprint: With endless opportunities at your fingertips, our course will sharpen your vision, guiding you to mold a venture that aligns perfectly with your passion, strengths, and market demand.

Whether you're a canine enthusiast or an entrepreneurial spirit eager to tap into a booming industry, this course is your compass. Embark on a transformative journey that promises not just business success, but also countless wagging tails and happy barks! Join us, and let's unleash potential together.

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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.9 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(547 votes)

Lesson 1: A Dog Day Care Entrepreneur

For an animal lover or more specifically, a dog lover, a dog day care may be just the answer for you. However, just loving dogs is not the only requirement for success in your decision to start and run your own business. Additional lesson topics: How to Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is; Doggy Business 101; Tips For Opening A Dog Daycare Business 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: A Business Plan Your Dog Could Approve

A business plan is a document that organizes all the information you have collected, your ideas for the startup of the business, a three-to-five year range forecast or vision for the business, costs to both start and maintain, employee and/or expert needs and experience you will bring in. Additional lesson topics: Several Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free; What Is the Cost to Start a Dog Daycare Business?; How to Write A Business Plan 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Cheaper by The Dozen? Expenses and Cost of Dog Day Care

In this lesson, you are ready to get specific about money. Additional lesson topics: Logo maker; Dog Day Care Opening Cash Flow Analysis; Earn Your Bones with a Doggie Daycare 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Don't be Hounded by Legal Issues

In this lesson, you will learn about five different kinds of business building. They include a sole proprietorship, limited liability company, cooperative, corporation, or partnership. Additional lesson topics: Getting to Know Business Models; How to Start a Dog Daycare Series Dog Daycare Licensure Requirements 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Going to the Dogs or Marketing Your Dog Day Care

Marketing is the activity of making yourself known to your customers. If you don't promote what you do and what services and products you sell, then who would even know to grace your presence? Additional lesson topics: Effective Marketing and Advertising to Grow Your Dog Daycare Business; Marketing A Doggie Daycare, Increase Business; Marketing Plan for Dog Boarding 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Dog Friendly Employees

To best understand the plight of an employee in getting hired, working, and deciding to stay on or leave, look back to periods of your own life when you were an employee. Additional lesson topics: The Best Practices for Manager-Employee Relations; The Unlikable Leader: Several Ways to Improve Employee/Boss Relationships 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Dogs Just Want to Have Fun

As the owner and operator of your dog day care, you owe each customer proof that your day care is the best place for their dog and then make sure it is. Additional lesson topics: Health Concerns for Operating a Dog Daycare in Your Home; Dog Daycare Business Ideas; Dog Daycare Design Ideas 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Dog Rules and Processes

Every business has rules and procedures for the exact way the owner or administrator wants things to happen. Additional lesson topics: Sample of Dog Daycare Policies and Procedures 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Every Dog Has Their Day

A dog day care center can be much more than just keeping dogs while their owners work. Additional lesson topics: Support for Dog Care Businesses; Several Pet Businesses to Start Today 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Dog Ready Employees, Owner, and Facility

Offering practical support in running a business as well as being pet focused, reducing risk and improving profit, they offer a well-balanced and experienced team of professionals from various backgrounds who develop programs that help the owner of any facility find success. Additional lesson topics: How to Start / Create a Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide; Using to Create a Website 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Supporting Dog Parents

Dog owners don't just leave their dogs at a day care without thought and consideration. Additional lesson topics: Dog-pet; Puppy education 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: A Dog Day Care is a Community Industry

A dog day care is even a deeper part of a community because of the relationship people have with their pets. It is no different than a child day care or even a school. Additional lesson topics: 7 Ways Small Business Owners Can Engage Their Communities 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: How to Get a 5 Woof Rating

Managing your dog day care at the highest level is about so much more than merely managing a business. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Survival of the Fittest

The focus of this lesson is how to remain financially and relationally fit. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Dog Day Care Entrepreneurs Review

Starting any business requires following a set of action steps for success. Additional lesson topics: 7 Tips For Great Pet Boarding Business Management 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Exam 15
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a dog day care is and what it means for an entrepreneur.
  • Define a business plan.
  • Summarize expenses and cost of dog day care.
  • Identify potential legal issues.
  • Recognize ways to market your dog day care.
  • Summarize dog day care rules and processes.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: How to Run a Dog Day Care
Course Number: 9770427
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (547 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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