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I'm looking for advice on what you think makes a good kennel.

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Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:45pm
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Furryfriends

Posts: 16

Location: Crevillente

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Hi to all you doggie lovers.  I'm in the process of starting small kennels in Crevillente and thought I'd seek some helpful tips from you, the doggies mums and dads. The way I see it is, I wouldn't put someone else's dogs in a place where I wouldnt put my own. So if any of you have a spare moment, please can you tell me what you look for when choosing a kennel and what are your main considerations. For instance, is walkies absolutely necessary when they have a quarter of an acre to play in which I'll be turning into a doggie fun park. And, if I take in friendly sociable dogs only is it acceptable to have their beds in a communal sleeping area or do you prefer to have them penned off individually. Is it important to have their own beds, blankets and toys with them. Is it a good idea to welcome prior inspections. There are so many questions.  I'm open to any advice or concerns you may wish to share with me as it is sooooooo important to me to get it right first time.

Thank you for your time,  Angie. Xx

Ada

Ada

Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:47am

Posts: 153

Location: Torrevieja

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:47am

You realy don't seem to know anything about dogs by your questions it begs the question should you be taking on this venture!

Roztowe

Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:52am

Posts: 7

Location: Los Balcones

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:52am

Hello

I would want my dog to have a separate pen, as he gets scared by big dogs. I would send him in with his bed and toy, but would expect you to provide more. As he's a little dog I would only want him to have supervised runs in the area with you. I think you should expect people to visit first.

Most important will be that I would have to feel my dog would be totally safe with you, and that I trust you.

also, ask what food the dogs prefer, or at least be clear if we have to supply our own.

Good luck.

Furryfriends

Furryfriends

Original Poster

Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03pm

Posts: 16

Location: Crevillente

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03pm

Ada wrote:

You realy don't seem to know anything about dogs by your questions it begs the question should you be taking on this venture!

Actually, you have totally missed the whole point of my post. I do know dogs, I have two.  I wasn't asking for advice about dogs, I was trying to establish what their owners look for when choosing a kennel and what they believe makes a good one. Is there anything wrong with doing a bit of homework to help get things right for my customers.

Do you have kennels not so far away by any chance and therefore see me as competition ?

Furryfriends

Furryfriends

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:27pm

Posts: 16

Location: Crevillente

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:27pm

Roztowe wrote:

Hello

I would want my dog to have a separate pen, as he gets scared by big dogs. I would send him in with his bed and toy, but would expect you to provide more. As he's a little dog I would only want him to have supervised runs in the area with you. I think you should expect people to visit first.

Most important will be that I would have to feel my dog would be totally safe with you, and that I trust you.

also, ask what food the dogs prefer, or at least be clear if we have to supply our own.

Good luck.

Hi, thanks for taking the time to reply. Yes dogs would sleep separately ideally with their own bedding and toys so that they have familiar smells around them, but there would also be plenty more available. When they get to use the play area....at least twice a day.... I will be out there with them to encourage them to get a bit of exsorsize. Their food would be discussed and if customers wanted to supply theirs that would be fine, otherwise good quality food would be supplied. And yes I agree that viewing beforehand is important. The whole purpose of asking these things is merely to establish what is important to you. So thank you again for your positive input, much appreciated.

Angie.

Ada

Ada

Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:22pm

Posts: 153

Location: Torrevieja

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:22pm

Furryfriends wrote:

Actually, you have totally missed the whole point of my post. I do know dogs, I have two.  I wasn't asking for advice about dogs, I was trying to establish what their owners look for when choosing a kennel and what they believe makes a good one. Is there anything wrong with doing a bit of homework to help get things right for my customers.

Do you have kennels not so far away by any chance and therefore see me as competition ?

Ok one question you asked Quote (I take in friendly sociable dogs only is it acceptable to have their beds in a communal sleeping area or do you prefer to have them penned off individually) any dog owner who knows anyting about dogs would not ask this question, a dog no matter how well trained can always turn on another for whatever reason to sugest communal sleeping area would be simply NOT on.

Furryfriends

Furryfriends

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:02pm

Posts: 16

Location: Crevillente

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:02pm

Well actually I know a kennel that has communal sleeping and they all get on fine, just as all the dogs I know do. But just for the record, I have pens for the customers that prefer it that way, but my two and a friends two share the communal area and all get on very well, much better than most humans in fact !!!   But as I have said more than once, this is about dog owners desires and expectations, nothing more.  So if you are going to bother to reply again, maybe you can tell me exactly what is bothering you.

Ada

Ada

Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:07pm

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Location: Torrevieja

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:07pm

The fact that someone not qualified I suspect from your comments, and with no idea of animal behavior may be running a kennels we would not put our dogs in anywhere where there were people that had to ask the questions you have, sorry but you asked.  I would be suprised if one person responding wanted commnunal sleeping!

Furryfriends

Furryfriends

Original Poster

Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:20pm

Posts: 16

Location: Crevillente

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:20pm

I must thank you actually because your negative comments just makes me more determined to succeed. And I bet I know a hell of a lot more about dogs than you do spelling and grammar.

Goodbye once and for all.

Gilly09

Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:14pm

Posts: 64

Location: Las Filipinas

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:14pm

Hi Angie - I am absolutely inspired by your questions that shows a true business person who is researching and looking for us "the paying customers" on what they would like for their beloved pets.

Also, the fact you have felt hurt by some of the responses shows your empathy, which means you have a true caring and loving side.  Perfect for your business.

Negative comments are usually from people who are jealous of others success, they would know absolutely nothing about dogs  and most probably spend most of their days moaning about what they don't have instead of looking at the positives of what they do have.

I admire your determination and would love to recommend your kennels when up and running when I have visited and met you. It has always been a dream of mine to have a "doggie hotel" and if you ever wanted to meet for a coffee and chat I would be happy to pass on mine and my friends  "likes" and "dislikes" about kennels they have used in the past.

Well done Angie - Girl Power all the way my lovely.

Gilly

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