Let's chat!

Running a Successful Pet Care Business | DoggieDashboard Blog

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Multiple Financials per Invoice

Here's how this new feature works.

Monday, December 4, 2023

How to Create an Effective Dog Daycare & Kennel Email Marketing Campaigns

Email marketing, in today's day and age, is extremely important for dog daycares and boarding kennels. Here's how to get started.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Email Documents to Clients

Here's how you can email documents to clients.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Pros and Cons of Owning vs Renting a Dog Daycare & Kennel Space

Once you decide that you're going to open your dog daycare, it's time to decide if you want to rent or own your facility.

Monday, November 27, 2023

How to Hire the Right Staff for Your Dog Daycare Business

Hiring the right staff can mean the difference between running a successful dog daycare or one that needs to shut down.

Friday, November 24, 2023

How to Start a Successful Dog Training Business

If you're a dog trainer and are looking into starting your own business, this post is just for you. Let's get started!

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Payment Status for Appts & Invoices

Here's how the new change will work.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Upcoming Invoicing Changes

As DoggieDashboard prepares to launch credit card processing, invoicing needs to get updated.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Requiring Appointment Request Additional Information

Here's how you can update your appointment request page's additional information section.

Monday, November 6, 2023

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Dog Daycare Equipment

If your dog daycare and boarding kennel has been in business for several years, it might be time to upgrade your equipment. Here's why.

Friday, November 3, 2023

DoggieDashboard Facebook Reviews

If you're happy with DoggieDashboard, please consider leaving a review for DoggieDashboard

Monday, October 30, 2023

The Role of Social Media in Marketing Your Dog Daycare

Social media marketing is essential for any dog daycare and boarding kennel. If you're not on social media, you're missing out.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Why Dog Daycares & Kennels Should Hire a Professional Dog Trainer

If you're the owner of a dog daycare, hiring a professional dog trainer to add to your service offering could pay numerous dividends.

Monday, October 23, 2023

7 Steps to Starting an In-Home Pet Grooming Business

Starting an in-home pet grooming business is probably easier than you thought. Here's a guide to getting started.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Using New Client Form for Extra Pets

Here's how you can use the new client form to add new pets.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Using Owner Portal to Add New Pets

Here's how you use the owner portal to add a new pet record.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Dealing with Negative Reviews at Your Dog Daycare & Boarding Kennel

Negative reviews are just part of running a dog daycare and boarding kennel. Here's how to best deal with them.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Fall 2023 & Winter 2024 Features

Here are just a few of the upcoming features for Fall 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023

6 Steps to Designing Your Dog Daycare and Kennel Business Logo

Having an eye-catching logo can be very important when you're starting your dog daycare and kennel. Here's how to create a great logo.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Importance of Monitoring & Controlling Dog Daycare Overhead Costs

Running a dog daycare requires you, the owner, to wear a lot of different hats. One of them is monitoring your overhead. Here's how to get started.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Getting Started with Google AdWords at Your Doggie Daycare

Google Ads (formerly AdWords) is a great way to bring in business at your dog daycare. Here's how to get started.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Why Use Google AdWords for Your Doggie Daycare & Boarding Kennel?

If you're thinking about getting into the advertising game for your dog daycare, Google Ads might be the right choice. Here's why.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Customizable Report Card Templates

Here's how you can use DoggieDashboard to create PDF report card templates for training, grooming, boarding and daycare.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

6 Tips for Negotiating the Lease on Your Dog Daycare Building

Leasing a building is going to be one of the largest expenses you deal with when starting your dog daycare. Here's how to negotiate the best deal.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

5 Reasons Referral Marketing is Great for Dog Daycares & Kennels

Referrals are a great source of business for dog daycares and boarding kennels; here's why!

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Customizable Appointment Types, Text Reminders and Speed Increases

If you haven't noticed, DoggieDashboard is quite a bit faster.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Finding & Retaining the Right Staff at Your Dog Daycare

Finding staff for dog daycares can be difficult; retaining the best ones can be even more difficult. Here's how to get started.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Building a Community of Repeat Customers at Your Dog Daycare

Repeat customers are the bread and butter of the dog daycare and boarding industry. Here's how to build your clientele of repeat customers.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

10 Simple and Effective Marketing Techniques for Your Dog Daycare

Marketing your dog daycare doesn't have to be stressful. Here are 10 simple ways you can get started marketing your dog daycare.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Utilizing Local Media Outlets to Get More Dog Daycare Customers

If you're in a city with a local media network, there are some major benefits of trying to get featured. Here's why!

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Using Google AdWords to Promote Seasonal Promotions for Your Dog Daycare

Google AdWords is a great way to promote seasonal and holiday promotions at your dog daycare. Here's how to get started.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

5 Reasons Why Testimonials and Reviews are Important for Your Dog Daycare

There's nothing better than reviews when it comes to attracting more clients to your dog daycare. Here's why!

Thursday, August 10, 2023

5 Step Guide to Implementing a Doggie Daycare Rewards Program

Rewards programs are a great way to increase loyalty and build revenue at dog daycares. Here's a simple guide to getting started.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Impact of Seasonality on Your Dog Daycare's Finances

As with every business, the dog daycare and boarding industry has its ups and downs. Here's how to deal with the seasonality of it all.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Day-Specific Appointment Request Times & Services

Here's how you add day-specific times

Thursday, August 3, 2023

6 Benefits of Local Advertising for Dog Daycares and Kennels

Despite popular opinion, local advertising isn't dead. Here are the six main benefits of local advertising for dog daycares and kennels.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

6 Ways to Maximize Your Profits as a Dog Trainer

As a dog trainer, one of the most important things, besides training dogs, is maximizing your profits. Here are some tips to get you started.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Role of Customer Feedback in Improving Your Dog Daycare

Correctly utilizing customer feedback is a great way to improve your dog daycare and boarding kennel. Here's why.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

5 Tips for Managing a Busy & Hectic Dog Daycare Schedule

Running a dog daycare is fun, but it's also a lot of work. When things start to get hectic, here are some tips to calm down the situation.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

5 Benefits of Hiring (and Becoming) a Certified Dog Trainer

If you're looking to become a certified dog trainer, here are five benefits that you can emphasize to your future clients.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

How Community Outreach Can Help Your Dog Daycare's Reputation

Doing community outreach is a great way to help build your dog daycare's reputation. Here's how to get started!

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Using Influencer Marketing to Promote Your Dog Daycare

If you're in an area where social media influencers are a common occurrence, it might make sense to partner with one at your dog daycare. Here's how.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

6 Benefits of Loyalty Programs for Dog Daycares

If you're thinking about launching a loyalty program at your dog daycare and boarding kennel, here are the six main benefits.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Invoice Items Report

You can view how many of each invoice item you have used.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

10 Common Dog Training Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If you're interested in becoming a dog trainer, here are some common mistakes you might be making and how you can avoid them.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

How to Allocate Resources Effectively at Your Dog Daycare

Allocating resources is extremely important to the success of your dog daycare. Here's why!

Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Importance of Social Media for Dog Training Businesses

If your dog training business doesn't have a social media presence, you need to get started ASAP. Here's why it's important.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Key Elements When Making a Dog Daycare Business Plan

As you get started on your journey of starting your dog daycare business, you'll need to create a business plan. Here are some key elements that you can't forget.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Keeping Up with Dog Daycare and Kennel Boarding Industry Trends

As the owner or manager of a dog daycare or boarding kennel, it's important that you keep up with the trends. Here are some tips to get you started.

Monday, June 19, 2023

7 Step Guide to Starting a Mobile Dog Grooming Business

If you're thinking about starting a mobile pet-grooming business, here's a simple guide that you can follow to get you pointed in the right direction.

Friday, June 16, 2023

6 Step Guide to Pricing Your Dog Training Services

If you're a dog trainer, here's a simple guide that you can use to start pricing out your services so that you can make a decent living doing what you love.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Five Strategies to Increase Your Dog Daycare's Yearly Profit

Increasing profit is the name of the game when you're running a dog daycare. Here's how to boost your profit.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Planning for the Long-Term Financial Success of Your Dog Daycare

As your dog daycare continues to grow, you'll want to start planning for its long-term financial success. Here's how to do just that!

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The Science Behind Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

If you're a dog trainer, here's a great article that highlights the science behind using positive reinforcement training with your dog clients.

Monday, June 12, 2023

How to Develop a Dog Daycare Staff Training Program

After your dog daycare goes from being a one-person show to a full-size business, you'll need to create a staff training program. Here's how to get started.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Guide to Creating a Stress-Free Environment at Dog Daycares

Providing a stress-free environment is one of the most important things you can provide at your dog daycare and boarding kennel. Here's how to get started.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

8 Tips for Managing Finances at Your Dog Daycare & Kennel

If you're the owner or manager of a dog daycare and boarding kennel, here are some tips for managing your finances.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

7 Must-Haves for a Successful Dog Daycare Website

If you're building your dog daycare's website, here are seven things that you NEED to have on your website to make it successful.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

6 Ways to Reduce Operating Costs at Your Dog Daycare

If you're looking to increase your dog daycare's profit, a great way to do that is by lowering operating costs. Here's how to do just that!

Monday, June 5, 2023

10 Ways to Improve the Customer Experience at Your Dog Daycare

If you're looking to provide better service at your dog daycare and boarding kennel, here are some tips to get started.

Friday, June 2, 2023

10 Essential Tools that Every Dog Trainer Needs to Have

If you're a dog trainer, there's a whole arsenal of tools at your disposal. Here are the ones we think are essential.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Dog Training Business Profit Forecast Excel Spreadsheet

If you're thinking about starting a dog training business, you can use this spreadsheet to forecast your future earnings.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

6 Ways to Create an Engaging Environment at Your Dog Daycare

Having an engaging environment is important for the mental health of your pets. Here's how to get started.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Selectable Services on Appointment Request Page

Here's how you add selectable services to your appointment request page.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Maintaining High Standards for Cleanliness at Your Dog Daycare

If you're a dog daycare owner, you need to make sure your business is sparkling clean. Here are some tips to get you started.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

7 Marketing Strategies for Dog Grooming Businesses

If you're a dog grooming business, here are some easy marketing strategies that you can use to grow your business.

Monday, May 15, 2023

8 Ways to Increase Your Dog Daycare's Online Reputation

Having a strong, positive, online reputation is very important for dog daycares. Here's how to increase yours.

Friday, May 12, 2023

6 Benefits of Networking with Other Dog Daycare Owners

It might seem counterproductive, but networking with other dog daycare owners can help your business in numerous ways.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The Importance of a Staff Training for Dog Daycares

Once your dog daycare is up and running, you're going to want to develop a staff training program. Here's why they're important.

Monday, May 8, 2023

6 Benefits of Having a Solid Business Plan for Your Dog Daycare

Having a good business plan is one of the most important aspects of starting a dog daycare. Here's why.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Three Different Boarding Options for Dog Boarding Kennels

If you're thinking about opening up a dog daycare or boarding kennel, here are three different types of boarding styles you can implement.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Importance of Insurance for Your Dog Daycare

If you're thinking about opening a dog daycare, it's a great idea to buy a solid insurance policy before you open your doors. Here's why.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Geographic Targeting on Google AdWords for Doggie Daycares

If you're a dog daycare or boarding kennel that is using Google Ads, here's how you can put geographical targeting to good use in your advertisements.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Six Main Benefits of Online Software for Dog Daycares

If you're running a dog daycare or boarding kennel and you haven't moved online yet, it's time to consider it. Here are six reason why it's worth it.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Cancel Button Feature

The cancel button is just about ready.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Guide to Creating Effective Dog Daycare Google Ads Copy

Advertising on Google Ads is a great way to promote your dog daycare, but if you're not using effective copy, you're throwing a lot of money down the drain.

Monday, April 17, 2023

7 ways to Make Your Dog Daycare Stand Out from the Competition

The dog daycare industry is a great one to be in, but it's also getting more and more packed with competition. Here's how to stand out from the rest.

Friday, April 14, 2023

6 ways to Reduce Operating Costs at Your Dog Daycare

Reducing your operating costs is a great way to increase your doggie daycare and boarding kennel's yearly profit. Here are some tips for reducing operating costs.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Picking the Perfect Name for Your Dog Daycare Business

Picking a name for your future dog daycare or boarding kennel is tough works. It's also quite permanent. Here's a guide to picking a good name.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Choosing Keywords for Your Dog Daycare's Google Ads Campaign

If you're using Google Ads (formerly AdWords) to advertise your dog daycare and boarding kennel, here's a guide to choosing the best possible keywords.

Friday, April 7, 2023

6 Benefits of Offering Training Classes at Your Dog Daycare

If you've got a dog daycare, and you're looking to earn some extra revenue, offering training classes can be a great way to do just that. Here's how to get started.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

5 Step Guide to Hiring Staff at Your Dog Daycare & Kennel

Now that your dog daycare has grown enough where you can't do it all by yourself, it's time to start making your first hires. Here's how to do it well.

Monday, April 3, 2023

The Importance of a Strong Online Presence for Dog Daycares

If you're the owner of manager of a dog daycare, and your business doesn't have a strong online presence, you're missing out on major possibilities.

Friday, March 31, 2023

9 Ways to Increase Customer Satisfaction at Your Dog Daycare

The pet care industry is all about having satisfied customers that tell their friends about your business. Here are 9 ways to increase that satisfaction.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

7 Grassroots Marketing Ideas for Dog Kennels, Groomers and Daycares

Grassroots marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways to help build your dog daycare. Here are seven grassroots marketing ideas for your pet business to try.

Monday, March 27, 2023

7 Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Dog Daycares

If you're the owner of a dog daycare, it's about time you get on social media and start marketing your business. Here are seven benefits to social media marketing.

Friday, March 24, 2023

5 Ways to Handle Difficult Clients at Your Dog Daycare & Kennel

Though it won't happen often, you'll definitely have some unhappy customers at your dog daycare. Here are some tips for dealing with them.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Using Google Ads to Stand Out in a Competitive Dog Daycare Market

If you're trying to gain more business, using Google Ads can be a great way to get yourself in front of potential clients.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

DoggieDashboard Pet Owner Portal

Upcoming Owner Portal

Monday, March 20, 2023

6 Ways to Attract New Customers for Your Dog Daycare

Attracting new clients is always tough work. Here are six tips for how you can start attracting more new clients to your dog daycare or boarding kennel.

Friday, March 17, 2023

The Importance of Kennel Design for Dog Boarding Businesses

If you're thinking about opening a dog boarding kennel, you'll want to make sure you design your kennel properly. Here's a guide to getting started.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Happy Easters Cards have Arrived!

It's almost Easter. Time to start sending some Easter cards!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

5 Benefits of Networking with Other Dog Daycare & Kennel Owners

If you're the owner of a dog daycare or kennel boarding facility, it's never a bad idea to network with other owners. Here's why!

Monday, March 13, 2023

How Technology Can Help You Run your Dog Daycare & Kennel

If you're still using whiteboards and paper pet cards, it might be time to think about upgrading to a more high-tech approach to running your business.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Targeting the Right Audience for Your Dog Daycare using Google Ads

If you're using Google Ads (formerly AdWords) to advertise your doggie daycare or boarding kennel, here's how you can start honing in on the right audience.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

5 Tips for Managing Dog Daycare & Boarding Kennel Financials

Running a dog daycare isn't all fun and games. Sure, there is a lot of fun, but there is also the financial side that needs to be done correctly.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Five Steps to Quickly Increase Your Dog Daycare Revenue

If you are looking for ways to start earning more money at your doggie daycare, this blog post is just what you need.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Five Steps to Add a Grooming Practice to Your Doggie Daycare

If you're the owner of a dog daycare facility, adding a grooming business to your facility is a great way to increase revenue. Here's how to get started.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Default Messages for Appointment Confirmations, Invoice Emails, Appointment Reminders, etc

You can now save default messages for reminders, follow-ups and more.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

10 Strategies to Maximize Google AdWords ROI for Dog Daycares

If you're using Google AdWords to advertise your doggie daycare and boarding kennel, here's how you can start maximizing your return on investment.

Monday, February 27, 2023

How to Attract New Customers to Your Dog Daycare and Kennel

Attracting new customers for your dog daycare can be a lot of work. Here are some tips to help you get started finding new clients.

Friday, February 24, 2023

How to Create a Successful Dog Training Business Plan

If you're thinking about opening up a dog training business, your first step will be writing the business plan. Here's how to get started.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

10 Steps to Naming Your Dog Daycare Business & Kennel

Selecting a name for your dog daycare and boarding kennel isn't just about finding a catchy name. SEO, competition and other factors are also important.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Adding Customizable Drop-Off and Pick-Up Times to your Appointment Request form

You can now customize the drop-off and pick-up times on your appointment request page.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Five Main Risks to Starting a Dog Daycare & Kennel Facility

If you're thinking about opening up a doggie daycare or a kennel boarding facility, here are the five main risks you need to take into consideration.

Friday, February 17, 2023

8 Upselling Tips for Doggie Daycares & Boarding Kennels

Upselling, selling more to current clients, is one of the easiest ways you can start increasing your monthly revenue at your dog daycare. Here's how to do it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Five Steps for Dog Daycares to Reduce Operating Expenses

If you're looking for an easy way to increase your business profit, one of the low hanging fruits is reducing your operating costs. Here's how to get started.

Monday, February 13, 2023

DoggieDashboard QuickNotes Updates

You can now create custom QuickNote subjects for tracking things like incident reports, illnesses, etc.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Five Tips for Choosing the Location of Your Dog Daycare

Location is the most important aspect of your business. Here are a set of tips that you can use to pick the best location for your dog daycare.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Six Ways Doggie Daycares can Grow Word of Mouth Marketing

Word of mouth marketing is one of the easiest, and most cost-effective, ways to boost business. Here's how to get more of it!

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Multi-Owner Picture Updates

You can now send picture updates to multiple owners!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Six Marketing Strategies for Dog Daycare & Boarding Kennels

If you're looking for some great marketing strategies for your dog daycare, look no further!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Five Step Guide to Hiring Staff at Your Dog Daycare & Kennel

Here's a simple guide to start making your first hires at your dog daycare and kennel.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Dog Walking Business

If you're thinking about starting a dog walking business, here are five steps to get you going in the right direction.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

2023 DoggieDashboard Roadmap

Here's what up and coming for 2023.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Duplicate Pet and Owner Record Lookup

No more double-saving pet and owner records!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Pet of the Week Cards

Here's how you create pet of the week cards using DoggieDashboard.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Uploading Employee Documents

Here's how you upload employee documents on DoggieDashboard.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Merry Christmas Holiday Cards

Ask and you shall receive. The newest holiday cards are here!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Recurring Pet Sibling Appointments

You can now create recurring sibling appointments.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Using DoggieDashboard for Gun Dog Retriever Training

If you're the owner or manager of a gun dog training business, here's an overview of how to use DoggieDashboard.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Mobile Phone Homepage Menu Update

DoggieDashboard's mobile menu is getting a lot better!

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Check Mark on Calendar for Checked In Appointments

If you want your calendar to display the pets that are checked in, use this feature.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Extra Custom Appointment Types

You can now add extra custom appointment types.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Sending Appointment Follow-Up Emails

Here's how you use DoggieDashboard to send appointment follow-ups.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Halloween & Thanksgiving Pet Cards

There are now extra holiday cards available!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Change Alert: Custom Appointment Type Background Color

Here's the upcoming change to custom appointment types.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Direct-to-Client Text Messages

You can now send text messages directly to your clients.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Editing Logo to Appear Larger

If your logo has lots of white space above and below it, it will look smaller on waivers and invoices.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Daily Feeding Spreadsheet for Dog Daycares and Kennels

If you need a simple printable PDF feeding spreadsheet for your dog daycare and boarding business, here you go!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Daily Task Check List for Dog Daycares and Kennels

If your business is in need of a daily customizable check list that you can use for task management, use this.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

E-Sign for Waivers & Releases

DoggieDashboard now has an e-Sign feature.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Text Message Appointment Confirmations

Starting later this week, you can send SMS confirmations.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Change in Report Card Picture Location

Pet pictures will be more prominently displayed at the start of the report card instead of at the end.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Advanced Pet and Owner Search

Here's how you use the advanced search feature to dig deeper into pet and owner profiles.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Employee Shift Duplication

Here's how you duplicate an employee shift using DoggieDashboard.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Pets and Owners by Date Added Report

You can find this new report in the Business Reports section.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Universal Tracking Code Explanation

Here's how the universal tracking code works inside DoggieDashboard.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Owners and Pets by City Report

Here you get a breakdown of all your clients, broken up into cities.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Pets by Breed Report

Here's a great report for seeing all the different breeds at your facility.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Facebook and Google Review Tracker

If you're looking for a way to keep track of who has left you Facebook reviews and who hasn't, try this tool.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Editable Report Card

You can now edit report cards in DoggieDashboard.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

General Achievement Certificate for Pet Service Businesses

If you need a generic printable PDF achievement certificate for your pet-service business, here's what you need!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Printable PDF Certificate for Dog Daycare Businesses

If you're looking to print out some PDF certificates for your dog daycare business, you're in luck!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Online Printable PDF Certificate for Dog Walking Businesses

If you're looking to give out certificates to your dog walking clients, here's one you can print and use.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Printable PDF Certificate for Dog Boarding Businesses

Here's an easy to use printable PDF certificate for your dog boarding business.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Printable Dog Grooming PDF Certificate for Pet Businesses

If you're looking for a printable PDF certificate for your dog grooming clients, this is the one!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Pet Training Business Printable Online PDF Certificate

DoggieDashboard's certificate generator makes it easy to print out dog training certificates.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Pet Grooming Business Profit Forecasting Excel Spreadsheet

If you're thinking about opening a pet grooming business, you can use this spreadsheet to calculate future revenue.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Dog Daycare & Boarding Profit Forecasting Excel Spreadsheet

If you're the owner of a dog daycare and boarding business, download this free Excel spreadsheet to help forecast your profits.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Creating Waiting Lists and Calendar Notes

Here's how you can create a waiting list or calendar note on DoggieDashboard.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Appointment Type Report

Use this report to get a printout of all appointment types

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

No Show Appointment Button

You can now keep track of your no show appointments using DoggieDashboard.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Pets with Missing Pictures Report

You can use this report to see which of your pets are missing a database picture.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

DoggieDashboard Certificate Generator

You can use the DoggieDashboard certificate generator to create numerous types of certificates.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

2022 New Feature Roadmap

Here are some of the upcoming features in 2022.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Price Increase for New Premium Users

DoggieDashboard's price is increasing.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Unpaid & Paid Appointments Report

You can now see all your unpaid and paid appointments in a convenient report.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Extra Pet on New Client Form

Your clients can now import up to three pets instead of just two.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Employee Shifts with Lunch Breaks

Here's how you create an employee shift with an unpaid lunch break.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Owner Address Labels

You can now print off owner address labels for your doggie daycare.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Paid Appointment Feature

You can now mark appointments as paid or unpaid.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Overnight Boarding Kennel Profit Forecasting Spreadsheet

If you're looking for a way to forecast the potential profit of your future or current boarding kennel, use this spreadsheet.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Dog Daycare Business Profit Forecasting Excel Spreadsheet

If you're thinking about starting a doggie daycare and need a way to forecast your future earnings, try this spreadsheet!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

New Feature: Appointment Cost Field

DoggieDashboard appointments will soon have a "cost" field that will help you forecast earnings.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Vets & Associated Pets Report

This report is great for seeing which of your pets go to the same vet.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Certificate of Awesomeness

Use this fun certificate at your pet business!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Owner Financial Reports

You can now print PDF financial reports for your clients.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Mass Printing Invoices

You can now mass print invoices in DoggieDashboard.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Easy Document Sending

You can now email documents directly to pet owners.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Ending Recurring Appointments Feature

Use this feature to see which recurring appointments are finishing shortly.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Pet and Client Growth Graphs

Use these two new graph reports to see your month-over-month business growth

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Extra Employee Fields

You can now save three custom fields in employee profiles.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Emergency Contact Report

Print this report out and keep it on hand for quick reference.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Pet Owner Missing Email Report

This report shows all your pet owners that don't have an email on file.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Active Invoices Report

Use this report to keep track of how many unpaid invoices you have out there.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Unfixed Pets Report

Use this report to keep track of pets that need to get fixed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Group & Private Pet Training Software Module

Here's an overview of the new DoggieDashboard Group & Private Training Module.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Pet Feeding & Medication Cards

Here's a brand new PDF that you can print out using DoggieDashboard!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Completed Check-Ins by Owner Invoicing Report

Here's a great report for invoicing your clients based on completed check-ins during a certain timeframe.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Inactive Pets Reports

You can now see which pets have been inactive for three and six months.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Removing Duplicates from your Family Vet Clinic Dropdown

Here's how you remove duplicates from your dropdown list.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Overlapping Kennel Appointments

Here's an explanation of how DoggieDashboard's kennel overbook feature works.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Additional Customizable Owner Messages

You can now save more owner messages in your DoggieDashboard profile.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Creating To-Do Lists

DoggieDashboard's newest feature gives you a super simple way to create to-do lists for employees.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Daily Appointment Count Graph

If you're looking for a way to visualize your daily appointment counts at your doggie daycare, this report is for you.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Pet Boarding Kennel Occupancy Report

This report shows you a visualization of how many kennels your business is using over time.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Daily Pet Feeding & Medication Report

If you're looking for an easy to print food and medication report for your daily appointments, this is it!

Friday, March 19, 2021

Client Revenue by Transaction Category Report

This report helps you see how much you're earning from each client, based on the transaction category.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

How to Deactivate Your Appointment Request Page

DoggieDashboard's appointment request page gives your clients an easy way to get in touch.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Doggie Daycare Printable PDF Gift Certificates

DoggieDashboard now offers printable gift certificates for your doggie daycare, boarding kennel, and grooming business.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Pet Sibling Appointment KennelCards

DoggieDashboard now offers simplified KennelCards for pet sibling appointments.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Color-Coded Appointment Types

You can now set the background colors for single-day appointments.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

View Appointments by Pet or by Owner

You can now sort appointments by pet and by owner.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Pet & Client Document Management Software for Dog Daycares

Running a doggie daycare or boarding facility means storing pet and client documents. DoggieDashboard has you covered!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Dog Daycare Pet Vaccine Expiration Monitoring Software

DoggieDashboard's online software gives you an easy way to monitor and track pet vaccines to make sure that they are not expired.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Dog Training Class Course Printable Attendance Forms

DoggieDashboard now provides easy-to-use printable class attendance forms.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Custom Calendar Background Color for Group Training

You can now select the color of background you want for your training appointments.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Here's How to Send Pet Picture Updates to Your Clients

DoggieDashboard now lets you send out picture updates to your doggie daycare clients.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Online Appointment Request & Booking Form for Dog Daycares

DoggieDashboard's online appointment request and booking form gives your clients as easy way to request appointments.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Hybrid Appointment Calendar

You can now see both standard and kennel appointments on the same calendar.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

DoggieDashboard Grooming Cards

You can now create grooming cards using DoggieDashboard

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

DoggieDashboard Holiday Cards

You can now create holiday cards with DoggieDashboard!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Homepage Calendar Options

You can now decide which calendar you want to see on the homepage.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Customizable KennelCards

You can now customize what information is shown on your DoggieDashboard KennelCards.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Blackout Date Changes

Blackout dates are now only visibly represented, but you can still create appointments on those days.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tax Identification Numbers in Receipts

You can now include VAT numbers in receipts.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Training Courses in Pet Profile View

You can now see pet training courses in their profile.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Appointment Filtering View

You can quickly filter appointments using the new filter view.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Multi-User Logins for DoggieDashboard

DoggieDashboard now gives you the ability to have two logins per account.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

DoggieDashboard Account Activity History & Sent Email History

DoggieDashboard stores the last 30 days of activity.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Pets with Missing Vaccines Report

You can now quickly see which pets are missing required vaccines.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Customizable Appointment Types and Calendar Icons

You can now add custom icons to the DoggieDashboard calendar.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Complete Pet Appointment History

You can now easily scroll through a pet's entire appointment history.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Customizable Placeholder Appointments & Grooming Slots

You can now customize the name of placeholder appointments.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Employee Calendar Notes

You can now save notes on the employee calendar.

Friday, June 26, 2020

UK-Style Dog Daycare & Boarding Kennel Register

DoggieDashboard now has a pre-made PDF report for your UK Register needs. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Online Pet Birthday Card Generator & Pet Birthday Card Template

DoggieDashboard gives small businesses the ability to easily create online pet birthday cards. Free template included.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Online Pet Sympathy Card Generator & Pet Sympathy Card Template

DoggieDashboard gives you the ability to create printable PDF pet sympathy cards for when a client's pet passes away.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

5 Reasons to use Free Online Dog Training Software

DoggieDashboard is 100% free online dog training software. It's free for trainers with less than 10 clients. Once you pass 10 clients, it's only $25/month.

Monday, June 15, 2020

DoggieDashboard Certificates of Completion

You can now print certificates of completion from directly inside DoggieDashboard

Thursday, June 11, 2020

DoggieDashboard Pet Sympathy Cards

You can now create pet sympathy cards directly from DoggieDashboard.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Using Doggie Daycare & Boarding Kennel Pet Birthday Cards for Marketing

Pet birthday cards are a great marketing tool for dog daycares and pet boarding businesses. Here's how to use them.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

DoggieDashboard Picture Messaging

You can now send and receive picture messages directly from DoggieDashboard.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

DoggieDashboard Pet Birthday Cards

You can now send birthday cards to your clients directly from your DoggieDashboard account.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Fully Customizable Pet Report Cards

You can now fully customize the pet report cards in DoggieDashboard.

Monday, May 4, 2020

DoggieDashboard Text Message Appointment Reminders

You can now send text message reminders to your clients with a couple clicks.

Friday, May 1, 2020

QuickBooks Financials Exporter

DoggieDashboard now let your export files in a pre-approved QuickBooks format.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Customizable Questions on New Client Registration Form

You can now add customized questions to your new client registration form.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New Appointment Confirmation Format

The emails will be more descriptive and less repetitive.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Transaction Category Financials Report (Useful for Coronavirus Cancelations)

This new report makes viewing revenue and expense categories much easier.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Saving Financials with Check-Ins

If you're a business that utilizes DoggieDashboard Check-Ins, this new feature will make your life easier.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Adding Redeemable Passes on the Fly

You can now add redeemable passes on the fly.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New Client Registration Form

Here's how to use DoggieDashboard's New Client Registration Form.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Getting Started with DoggieDashboard

If you're a new DoggieDashboard user, here are some simple steps to getting started.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Email History Files

DoggieDashboard will soon keep a record of all emails sent so you can look back at past emails.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

2020 DoggieDashboard Spring Cleaning

There will be a short pause in new features as the underlying software is upgraded.

Monday, March 2, 2020

DoggieDashboard Custom Invoice Lines

With Custom Invoice Lines, you can now create one-off invoice items for your invoices, without having to save them first.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Calendar Notes & Waiting Lists

If you need to save waiting lists or reminders, the DoggieDashboard calendar note feature is perfect for you.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mass Emails for Expired Vaccines

DoggieDashboard makes it easy to send mass emails to pet owners about expired vaccines.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Improved Pet Taxi Feature

DoggieDashboard's pet taxi feature now lets you be more precise with your taxi needs.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Weekly Calendar Added to Employee Shift Calendar

DoggieDashboard's employee shift calendar got a little update.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

DoggieDashboard Account History Files

DoggieDashboard saves two weeks of past account actions to help users remember when they changed something.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

'Transaction Category' added to Financials

DoggieDashboard now helps you save more granular financial records.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Addition of Family Vet Clinic & Additional Phone

DoggieDashboard now has a family vet clinic option for pet owners.

Monday, January 20, 2020

DoggieDashboard Recurring Appointments Feature

The recurring appointments feature just got a makeover and it's much better than the prior version.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Here's Why Overnight Boarding Appointments Cannot Recur Daily

DoggieDashboard doesn't let you recur a weekly appointment every day, here's why.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Removal of Empty Fields in Pet Profiles

To make DoggieDashboard pet profiles cleaner, empty fields will no longer show up.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Invoice Item Breakdown Report

DoggieDashboard's newest report breaks down your invoices into unique invoice items.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Blackout Dates Showing on Calendar

DoggieDashboard's Blackout Date feature will now show up on the homepage calendar.

Friday, November 29, 2019

DoggieDashboard Free Pet Limits Ending January 1, 2020

DoggieDashboard Free (2017 version) is no longer being maintained.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Kennel Calendar vs Regular Calendar

Here's a simple explanation of why DoggieDashboard has two separate calendars.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

DoggieDashboard Pet Alert Messages

This feature of DoggieDashboard lets you mark pets with specific alert messages.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

DoggieDashboard Training Module

DoggieDashboard's newest feature lets you create training courses for up to 20 pets.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

New Client Registration Form Instructions

When using the DoggieDashboard new client form, you can include a client waiver for customers to download.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Pet Name Highlighting Feature

DoggieDashboard highlights pet names in different colors depending on certain variables.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Color-Coding for the Kennel Calendar

What do you think of this potential new color coding scheme for the kennel calendar?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Free Dog Daycare & Boarding Kennel Client Registration and Pet Intake Form

When you sign up for DoggieDashboard, we automatically create personalized pet intake forms for your business.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Are Doggie Daycares and Kennels Profitable? How to Calculate Pet Business Profitability

Thinking about opening a doggie daycare and wondering how much profit you can expect to make? Here's how to get started.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

100 Catchy and Creative Pet Walking Business Names

If you're looking for a unique business name for your pet walking business, here are 100 catchy names to get you started.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Five Steps of Starting a Pet Taxi and Pickup Business

If you're looking at starting a pet taxi and pickup business, here are four steps to get you started in the correct direction.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Five First Steps of Starting a Doggie Daycare and Boarding Business

In this five-part series, we're going to go over the basic steps to starting a doggie daycare and boarding business. This will get you on the way to starting yours.

Monday, April 15, 2019

20+ Common Dog Daycare & Sitter Pricing Questions & Answers

If you're wondering how much to charge for overnight boarding, pet sitting, or 30-minute walks, these answers should give you a place to start.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Automated Pet Vaccine Expiration Reminder Software

If you're the owner of a pet daycare or boarding business, you know the importance of keeping pet vaccines in order.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Upcoming Features for DoggieDashboard in 2019

Lots of features are in the pipeline. Here are a few.

Monday, February 4, 2019

DoggieDashboard Free Pet and Owner Limit Reductions

In order to keep developing DoggieDashboard, the original free app is getting a reduction is pet limits.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 10 Pros and Cons of Owning a Dog Daycare & Kennel Boarding Business

Owing a dog kennel is the dream of many people. Some make it a reality, but it isn't all rainbows and cupcakes, it's hard work.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Three Ways Posting Doggie Daycare Pictures on Facebook Helps Your Biz

If your doggie daycare isn't posting daily pictures to your Facebook feed, you're missing out on a great marketing tool.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Three Ways to Use Email Marketing to Advertise Your Boarding Kennel

Email marketing is a great way to get more clients in the door at your boarding kennel. Here are three simple way to get started.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Five Must-Have Elements for Your Doggie Daycare Website

If you're building your doggie daycare's website, make sure you have these items on your homepage for easy usage.

Friday, December 7, 2018

How to Build a Customer Radius Map for Your Doggie Daycare and Kennel

Your customer radius is a simple marketing tool to figure out where most of your customers are coming from. You can use these for marketing purposes.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Three Print Advertising Options for Pet Daycares and Dog Kennels

Despite what you might think, print advertising is alive in well. Here are three good advertising advertising options for your business.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Four Tips for Increasing Your Doggie Daycare & Kennel's Recurring Revenue

Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) is one of the best things that a small business owner can work towards.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Four Simple Ways to Increase Holiday Boarding at Your Pet Daycare & Kennel

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to start cashing in on those long-term holiday pet boarders. Here's how!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Pet View Options: List View vs Picture View

DoggieDashboard gives businesses the ability to select their preferred view options. Here are the pet view options.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Upcoming Changes to Free Monthly Maximums

DoggieDashboard Free is still free, but it won't allow unlimited pet and owner creation.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Redeemable Pass System for DoggieDashboard

The current redeemable pass system for DoggieDashboard is outdated. It's time to start from scratch.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Upcoming Changes for New Appointments Calendar

DoggieDashboard's appointment calendar is getting a major makeover. Here are the changes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Upcoming changes to DoggieDashboard Invoices

DoggieDashboard invoices will be getting a major facelift. Here's what's happening.

Monday, March 26, 2018

How to Calculate the Break-Even Point for Your Doggie Daycare

The breakeven point of a business is when you start making a profit after paying off your expenses. Here's how to find yours.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Setting the Calendar Start Date for DoggieDashboard

When using DoggieDashboard, you can decide to have the calendar start with Monday or with Sunday.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Business Spotlight : Indy's Dogs in Indianapolis, IN

In today's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight, we feature Indy's Dogs from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

How to Use Facebook Post Scheduling Tool at your Doggie Daycare

Facebook's new post scheduling tool is great for planning future promotional posts for your doggie daycare. Here's how to use it.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Business Spotlight : Kaehla's Kritters in Virginia Beach, VA

In today's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight we feature Kaehla's Kritters from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

3 Ways Facebook Messenger can Benefit your Doggie Daycare

Facebook Messenger is a great tool when it comes to communicating with your daycare clients. Here are three easy ways to use it at your pet hotel.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Business Spotlight: Sneary's Grooming in Lima, OH

In today's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight we feature Sneary's Grooming from Lima, Ohio.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5 Steps for Starting a Doggie Daycare or Pet Boarding Hotel

Starting a doggie daycare can be an rather daunting task. However, as they say, one step at a time. We'll break down the steps so you can get started.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Business Spotlight : Eagle K-9 Academy in Bethany, CT

In this week's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight, we feature Eagle K-9 Academy from Bethany, Connecticut.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

4 Must-Have Sections When Building Your Doggie Daycare Website

When you decide to start building a website for your doggie daycare, here are four must-have features that you can't go without.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

3 Ways to Use Email Marketing for your Doggie Daycare

Running a doggie daycare or boarding kennel is a full-time job. Leverage email marketing to start generating more clients and bringing back old clients.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5 Tips for Starting a Refer a Friend Program for Your Doggie Daycare

Refer a friend programs are a great way to get your current doggie daycare clients to bring in their friends. Here's how to start one.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

5 Simple Ways to Grow Your Dog Boarding and Kennel Business

Owning a doggie daycare is a hard business. Here are 5 ways to help grow your business.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

How to Start a Doggie Daycare From Home

Starting a doggie daycare from your home is a great way to make money. Here's how to do it.

Friday, March 2, 2018

How to Use Instagram for Pet Daycare Marketing

If you're the owner of a doggie daycare, you're probably wondered how to use Instagram to market your business. Here's how.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

6 Advertising Strategies to Get More Doggie Daycare Customers

Getting new customers for your doggie daycare is hard work. Here are some tips to start getting more clients in your doors.

Monday, February 12, 2018

5 Best Locations for Starting a Doggie Daycare Business

Starting a doggie daycare depends a lot on your location. Here are 5 great starting points.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

4 Social Media Marketing Tips for Dog Daycares & Boarders

If you're a dog daycare looking to increase your social media presence, here are four simple tips to get started.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

4 New Years Resolutions for Doggie Daycare Owners

Welcome to 2018! Let's make this a great year for doggie daycare owners!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

3 Steps for Choosing a Doggie Daycare Name

Choosing a name for your doggie daycare could be the difference between success and failure.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

3 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Doggie Daycare

Thinking of starting a doggie daycare? Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before you start.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

3 Benefits of Using Free Kennel Management Software

Using kennel management software is a great way to keep track of your clients and their pets.