I first met Mare Shey in Portland, OR, at a national conference. We were in the process of designing a facility and working on our business plan. Mare presented a seminar on doggie daycare that provided a detailed look at the facility, personnel, and operational requirements we would need. A year later as we were beginning construction I attended a 3 day seminar at her facility along with the trainer I had hired.
We left with a comprehensive understanding of daycare and what we must do to operate in a professional, safe, and profitable manner. Many of the ideas presented to us pertained as well to every area of our new business.
Since that on site seminar we have maintained regular contact and relied on Mare to assist us whenever we needed guidance. We have been fortunate to host 3 day seminars for Mare twice at our facility, inviting interested parties from across the United States to learn from Mare. These seminars enabled most of our staff to have the benefit of learning first hand from an expert and have Mare critique our facility and performance.
I am proud and fortunate to know Mare and would be glad to visit with any who are considering engaging her to upgrade their operation.
John McGee – The Palms Pet Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas
“As a Humane Society, our goal is to continuously provide excellence in animal care and we knew that we wanted to offer the best dog daycare service to our community, we just had to find the right person with the knowledge and experience to lead the way. We began our search for a consultant and were extremely lucky to have come across Mare on ‘You Tube’. Mare’s calming nature made her the perfect candidate and we were ecstatic when she agreed to come to Canada to provide our daycare staff with the proper tools, education and hands-on instruction for managing a successful daycare. Mare’s 4-day consultation provided us with easy to understand methodology, training techniques and safety protocols that have been both effective and invaluable. It’s been almost a year since her visit and we have a very successful, growing and safe daycare facility that we proudly attribute to Mare’s knowledge and gentle approach towards humans and canines alike.”
-Candice Kroker, Edmonton Humane Society Dog Daycare, 02/10/11
“I am so glad I was able to attend the seminar hosted by Mare Shey! It was informative, structured and a wealth of information for myself and my general manager who are about to open a dog daycare facility in Mt. Airy, MD. I have gained the confidence through the teachings of Mare to go home and get started with this project.
“I would strongly advise anyone who is considering opening a daycare facility for dogs to attend one of Mare’s seminars regardless of the amount of experience you have working with animals, you will be amazed at the knowledge you will gain by attending.
Thank you so much Mare!
Kind Regards, Siree Bowman, The Country Kennel, Mt. Airy, Maryland
Mare’s two-day daycare seminar was packed with extremely useful information. Her insight into this dynamic industry is invaluable to newcomers and reassuring to those who have been in the business.
Everyone who opens a dog daycare must take this seminar. It is the most important investment an owner can make. Mare’s experience and insight in this business is invaluable. You will learn more in two days than you could ever learn from any How-to book out there. I’ve been to other seminars and this was by far the best one.
Mare’s willingness to share what it took her years to learn and produce is a testament to her love of dogs. The number of dogs that will benefit through her efforts to educate others is immeasurable and her compassion and dedication to their happiness and safety is inspiring.
Tonia Whilden, Houston, Texas
The buzz in our industry is the ‘revolution’ in dog daycare services, but until you see Mare Shey’s Dancin’ Woofs Compassionate Dog Training and Daycare operation, you haven’t see the leading edge.
After one day at Dancin Woofs we now understand it’s not only possible but realistic to have a virtually bark-free, fence-free and odor-free Daycare with the happiest dogs you can imagine!
If you can only attend one seminar this year, this is the one that will educate and inspire you to reach a new standard in daycare services.
Richard & Marcy Beaubelle, Seattle Canine Club
The full day seminar I attended was outstanding! The material comprehensively addresses the questions I had regarding dog daycare and gave me professional skills that I could implement immediately. I appreciate the knowledge I received from this impressive seminar, as it continues to enhance my present dog business decisions.
L. Else – CKO, Owner, Pet Nanny’s Place
This seminar is ‘Off-The-Chart!’ Jam packed with everything needed to start up a daycare or perfect an existing daycare, and SUCCEED! Completely ‘On-Target.’ Mare fully shares ALL her 20+ years of knowledge, experience, resources and expertise.
Invaluable and a must for anyone in this field. Mare is professional, honest and very passionate about the pet care industry. She puts her heart, soul and mind into raising everyone’s standard to better their business. I recommend this course so highly to others, that I feel it could make or break your success at your business. It will also help to lower the stress in the environment in which you work.
Andra Harman, Co-Owner, Queensgate K-Nine N’ Kat Kingdom
Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us the information you know. It was very valuable and useful information and I will definitely use it at my kennel. I appreciate it!
Kristi Harman, Co-Owner, Queensgate K-Nine N’ Kat Kingdom
So much information, so little time! Mare is a fountain of information and the love and passion for this career/field is abundantly evident in her presentation. I would recommend this seminar to others.
Jean Brusavich, Torrance, California
The seminar was packed full of helpful information for a newbie like me. Mare is a calm effective presenter and I learned lots from the seminar.
Staying two days to work in the daycare made all the information come to life. All staff was wonderful and took the time to answer all my questions. Mare is generous with information, handouts and also covering the information that is needed for my upcoming adventure. I would highly recommend this awesome experience.
Marlene Ring, Helotes, Texas
This workshop should be mandatory for all persons considering or already in the daycare field. The information provided is invaluable and applicable to all parts of the daycare business and life!
Alicia Kahler – Kennel Owner
The seminar was very educational and we got a lot of new ideas for our business.
Mary & John Sorosky – Camp Canine