Everything you need to know to build a palace for your dogs — From drawing up the plans to buying the lumber to sinking the fence posts to nailing the utility hooks to the wall, everything is covered in this comprehensive look at building a home for your best friend. Tips on kennel operations, and how they should shape your plans, help readers choos the design that's right for them and keep their kennels running smoothly once they have been built. There are separate sections on hobby kennels and boarding kennels, with ideas for each type that can be put to good use in both.
Dog World called this book, "A first-rate practical guide for anyone who loves dogs.... It is also a splendid essay on what it means to keep a dog—your own or someone else's."
Table of Contents:
Section I: Home, Breeding and Training Kennels.
Chapter 1: Designing and Building a Home Kennel.
Chapter 2: The Different Needs of Breeders and Trainers.
Section II: Boarding Kennels.
Chapter 3: Designing and Building a Boarding Kennel.
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Business.
Chapter 5: Equipment and Supplies.
Chapter 6: Daily Operations.
Chapter 7: Policies and Practices.
Chapter 8: Record Keeping.
Chapter 9: Problems and Solutions.
Chapter 10: Lessons from the Best Teacher.
Canine First Aid.
About the Author.
Author : JOEL M. MCMains, an award-winning author for Howell Book House, has trained dogs professionally for over 30 years. Along with offering professional obedience and protection-training services, Joel operates his own boarding kennels and holds public obedience classes and training seminars. For 12 years, Joel was the coordinator of Wyoming's Sheridan County 4-H Dog Program