As I mentioned, starting a business, especially a pets related one, isn’t as easy as it looks.
It takes a lot more than a love of dogs and a few hundred dollars in the bank.
These days there are a lot of homes where both parents need to generate income to make ends meet, so off their children go to daycare each day.
If you are the type of person that likes being around dogs, these very same families may want to have their precious four legged family members looked after while they are at work too.
Most importantly, can these dog owners afford your services?
There are millions of people who feel guilty about leaving their pets home alone everyday.They would love to send them to daycare, but they don’t have the means financially to do that.Once you’ve established that there is a need for a dog daycare business in your area, you can move on to begin planning how you’re going to get your business started. Do you want to have a large facility with lots of dogs and multiple daycare providers, or are you planning to start small?For example, if you want to train dogs while they are in your care you must be a certified trainer and have all the appropriate licenses required to offer training services.The same can be said for grooming services, if you’re planning on performing them yourself.In order for a dog daycare business to be successful you must live in a town with lots of dog owners.The owners need to require your services, meaning they are probably working away from home for long periods of time everyday.That’s not to say that you can’t do it, it’s just going to take a lot more money, planning, and time.Determining the scope of your business will influence the rest of your decisions when figuring out how to start a dog daycare business.Before starting any kind of business, it is important to do your research and get a feel for the industry before you just jump in.Doing your homework is what will make or break your business.