Bewdley, home of a Thomas Telford Bridge and nestling on the banks of the River Severn - this Georgian town is the unlikely epicentre of a vipers nest of 'dogophobes' hell bent on causing problems for dog lovers whilst destroying professional dog businesses in the...
Local Authorities and ENFORCEMENT (or lack) of the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 We continue our mini series talking about the local authority licensing of dog care businesses with Dog Care Professionals UK’s licensing consultant, Pau Thornton. In this episode we...
What’s it all about? How do you get into it? How much can that pet make? How is their welfare looked after? Do you have a Llama that can tight rope walk or a cute cocker that loads the dishwasher? In this episode I get the low down on the pet stars of today as I chat...
Episode 22 – Unlicensed dog care businesses and the lack of regulatory ENFORCEMENT by local authorities
We continue our mini series talking about the local authority licensing of dog care businesses with Dog Care Professionals UK’s licensing consultant, Paul Thornton. In this episode we begin to tackle the controversial topic of unlicensed dog care businesses and the...
In 2018, the average dog care licence was estimated by the Government to be £172. In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, many businesses have been shut for 2-3 months. Summer holidays seem a distant pipe-dream and dog care bookings have sunk to an all time low....
Episode 20 – How To Tackle A Licence Extension For Your Dog Care Business In The Midst Of A Global Pandemic
We continue our immersion in all things Animal Welfare Regulations and dog care licensing as we chat with Dog Care Professionals UK (DCP UK's) licensing consultant, Paul. In this episode we chat about the challenges of how to get a licence extension for your dog care...
Introducing Paul - Dog Care Professionals UK's Animal Welfare Licensing Consultant as we chat to him about the introduction of the 2018 Animal Welfare Regulations (England) and the dog business licensing landscape, and many of the challenges face licensed dog care...
We chat to dog behaviourist, trainer and licensed home day care provider Jon Davison from Canine Assist on assessing new dogs at the Meet & Greet stage and effective dog socialisation - whether home boarder, day carer or dog walker.
How do you start and grow a 6-figure dog walking and pet sitting business, and then sell it, and start all over again? We chat with dogpreneur, Kristin Morrison who did exactly that, then she sold it 18 years later before embarking on her next dog business.
How do you start and grow a premium RAW dog food business? We chat with Benyfit Natural's MD and the incoming Chair of the Pet Food Manufacturers Association.
Laura Peskin of Laura's Little Lodgers talks about her passion for pooches, taking 3 years to recover from a serious car accident, loitering in aisle 5, finding her particular niche in home boarding and 3 men she quite fancies.
Today we meet Kevin Johnson, one of the co-founders of Boogity.ca - Canada's largest off-leash dog walking park as we find out what life is like on the other side of the 'pond'.
This latest episode of ‘From Wags To Riches’ takes us to Canada (it’s very trendy these days!) where we catch-up with Becky - three years into her dog professional career. What’s life like as a Pack Leader at Canada’s largest dog walking park - Boogity.
How To Start A Dog Boarding Business Working From Home We chat with Emma Jackson, owner of Shawbury Paws in Shropshire as she shares her story leaving behind the world of Cyber Security and starting her own home boarding business. What a great guest. I hope you enjoy...
In this episode I continue my chat with my special guest, Marianne Butler, the head honcho from Dog Care Professionals UK as she announces an exciting new service from DCP UK to help fellow licensed dog care professionals navigate the dog business licensing maze....
In today’s episode I’m joined by my special guest, Marianne Butler, the head honcho from Dog Care Professionals UK talking about the challenges of local authorities and the licensing of dog care businesses.
Greg Van Praagh, MD of premium raw dog food manufacturer, Benyfit Natural and incoming Chairman of the Pet Food Manufacturers Association talks about leaving Spain for dog food, his father and founder learning about food preparation, nutrition and production as a mature student for his own working dogs, the importance of meeting customers, your supply chain, quality and trust values but advises against glossy magazine advertising.
Lisa Hannaby talks starting a new home business, doggery, cattery and raw food, marketing challenges, mental health and compassion fatigue around the Canine Country Retreat and the Gone Fishing Cat Hotel in North Wales.
Laura Peskin introduces her little lodgers and highlights the importance of finding your niche, 6,661 Facebook followers, the power of her website and going way beyond the call of duty. She shares bad wind with Sir Michael Parkinson, being banned from a pub and a 3-some with Robert Redford, Stanley Johnson and hot to trot Piers Morgan.
Lisa Gordon of the K9 Spa in Norfolk talks about setting up a dog grooming business, budgeting, the importance of grooming socialisation, flat-coated retrievers, gin and curry.
Kevin Johnstone talks being head hunted by his wife and co-founding Canada’s leading 100 acres off-leash dog pack walking business for socialised dogs and owners, Boogity.ca.
Becky Ducette talks her first 3 years working – kennels and daycare in a pet shop and time spent dog pack off-leash walking.
Emma Jackson of Shawbury Paws shares her amazing transformation story, from cyber security to canine care, providing parties for pooches and their owners.
Jon Davison from Canine Assist, behaviourist, trainer and licensed daycare provider shares his experiences and provides tips for canine meet and greets, socialisation, disengagement and dissuading dogs from doing the unmentionable.
Marianne Butler from Dog Care Professionals UK talks about the challenges of licensing, an excited new support service for licensed carers, starting DCPUK and plans in store for its future, last chance rehoming, agility and fishnets.
Here’s a taste of things to come
Introduction to From Wags To Riches
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