- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I keep it simple: $40/night for the first dog, $35 for additional dogs. 10% off for 7 nights or more. This includes everything needed for boarding, except we strongly recommend bringing the food they're used to. We also offer training for dog owners at $74/ hour for private lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm currently taking additional dog training classes and will be a certified dog trainer at the end of this summer (2015). I originally started the classes just to help me understand dogs even better when I decided to open the kennel, but was reminded how much I enjoy training them and decided to add training to my services. I will continue to take advantage of classes, workshops, and seminars to stay on top of emerging methods and philosophies, and keep my skills sharp.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I like to be creative and find ways to make my work more efficient and fun. I found this doesn't really work well within the confines of the corporate world and have looked for ways to work for myself. Playing with dogs is a great fit!