Episode 206: The Ins and Outs of Running a Dog Business, and What You Need to Get Started!
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Get your pen and paper out, and start taking notes! Eric @vanessk9, Ted @ted_summers, and Alesha @wdrginger sit down to discuss what it takes to run a successful canine business. As you guys know, Eric owns Ridgeside K9 Ohio and Vaness K9 Academy, Ted and Alesha own Torchlight K9 and Torchlight Pets. The trio get into the nitty gritty and talk about everything from the challenges, strategies, and what you need to know!
They emphasize the importance of understanding the business side of the industry, and the need for both training and business skills. They share insights on starting and growing a kennel, including the importance of proper funding and insurance. They chat about the benefits of starting with pet dogs and the challenges of managing employees in a growing business. They cover topics such as the difficulties of spending money on advertising, the effectiveness of Google AdWords, the importance of having employees in the building, the benefits of internships, and the challenges of hiring in the current job market. They also discuss the day-to-day operations of a kennel, the challenges of scaling the business, and the processes involved in selling police dogs. They emphasize the importance of content creation and marketing in promoting the business, and provide insights into billing and payment processes for police dogs.
If you own a dog training business, are just getting started or planning on it, you do not want to miss this episode! Sit down, buckle up, and enjoy this information-packed episode
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