As a dog daycare consultant, I have helped countless businesses successfully launch and grow their own profitable daycares across the country. My consultation sessions and how-to seminars cover everything from business models and facility requirements to licensing needs and dog-pack dynamics. Let my research, experience, and hands-on knowledge put you on the road to running a successful and well-tuned dog daycare in Bend, Oregon. When you work with me, you get:
• An ongoing relationship
• Strong business experience
• Big-picture fundamentals
• Nitty-gritty operating details
• A deep, keen understanding of dogs
In-house consulting (during weekly operations):
Includes hands-on working with dogs, 4 hours private consulting and 1 hour phone consult.
$375 Per day, 2 days- minimum. Second person from same family or facility is $275.
We also offer multi-day seminars on starting your own daycare or optimizing your current one.
A 3-day Seminar & Workshop with Mare Shey.
Next Seminar Dates:
Stay tuned for upcoming seminar dates!
Fees: One Day: $425 (Second attendee from same family or facility $275) Two Days: $725 (Second attendee from same family or facility $525) Three Days: $925 (Second attendee from same family or facility $625) Includes complete Operations Manual, and lunch for all days.
A powerhouse seminar & workshop with Mare Shey exploring all aspects of owning & operating a dog daycare business from start-up to issues that arise in established daycare settings. Monday’s class will be working with dogs on pack management and handling skills.
OBJECTIVES -At the end of the seminar the participant will be able to:
Understand set-up options, cost, legal and administrative aspects to starting a new daycare or add daycare into your existing boarding operations.
Recognize your level of understanding of dog and pack dynamics in a group setting and increase your understanding of canine behavior such as arousal, prey drift, and dominance intensity.
Identify the risk management concerns of daycare operations and methods to reduce these risks.
Understand how to effectively train daycare staff.
SATURDAY: For new start-up businesses
Basic start-up considerations and how to structure the services you want to offer: Time and commitment, finances Business plan, licensing, zoning Legal considerations Location, extra service, build-out Dog numbers, staff, break-even point
Trends & Profitability: Securing your profitable investment Benefits to you, staff, dogs and owners
Marketing & Advertising: How to sell your concept to the public Understanding what you’re selling Target marketing Cultivating client relationships
Facility Set-Up: First impressions Storefront, office, check-in Seasonal issues Elimination areas, clean up Walls, floors, fencing Toys, benches, equipment
Application Paperwork & Intake Interviews: Emergency care permission Welcome instructions Requirements for acceptance Health and temperament forms
SUNDAY: For start-up and established daycares
Screening for Temperament: Temperament testing Policies and procedures First day introductions Ongoing evaluations
Employees & Training: Job description, announcement What to look for when hiring staff Attracting, training and retaining employees Professional development Dog handling policies
Play Enrichment & Large Group Pack Dynamics: Are we creating savvy super fighters or appropriate playmates? The role of play in canine behavior Benevolent leadership from staff Pack personality, positions, roles & shifts Barking Non-negotiable house rules Understand arousal intensity and prey drift Interrupters, re-directing skills Fight protocols
Risk Management: Emergency equipment Evacuation plan First aid Health issues Cleaning policies and procedures Documentation Dismissing dogs from daycare
Daily Schedule: New dog first day Morning, mid-day, napping choices End of day Staff client communication
MONDAY: For start-up and established daycares
Limited to 12 participants: Hands on working pack management and dog handling skills Moving, re-directing dogs Gate and fence management Bark management Dog behavior assessment Staff assessment Temperament testing
Speaker: Mare Shey, Owner/Operator Dancin’ Woofs Compassionate Dog Training & Daycare www.dancinwoofs.com 541-312-3766
Interested in this type of seminar? Download the Registration Form, or call Mare Shey at (541) 312-3766, or email, to learn about future events