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Home boarding regulations

Discussion in 'Dog Boarding' started by yvonne161, Jan 23, 2019.


  1. yvonne161

    yvonne161 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I am just starting up with Doggy day care and home boarding and would love a bit of assistance. I am finding the council forms a bit difficult. Does anyone have an example of the emergency plan, training policy and cleaning procedures that they could let me copy. Also do you need a specialist waste disposal company for doggy poo. I have spoken to a couple of people who are having difficulty obtaining the licence with the new rules. Would be grateful for any assistance. Thank you
     
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    Oggy's Den PetForums Newbie

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    I can help
     
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    yvonne161 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi. Do you have any examples of the plans and procedures required for the licence and also what do you do for the waste disposal. Would be most grateful for any help you can provide
     
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    wissywoo PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Yvonne
    I hope you don't mind me jumping on your band wagon but I am in the same position as you. I am ploughing through the information from my council and am unsure of how much detail is needed in the required procedures as I am only planning to board one dog at a time and on an ad-hoc basis really. Its mainly because I've ended up having friends dogs to stay and have been recommended to other people but I know I can't board their dogs without a licence. However, all the information is very over whelming! If there is anyone out there who would be willing to show me examples of the procedures needed I would be very grateful.
    Many thanks, Lisa
     
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    yvonne161 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Lisa. Have you managed to find any examples yet as I am still struggling. Thanks Yvonne
     
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    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    I wouldn't think you can copy someone else's plan. You need to have a plan in place that meets the conditions in your home. I understand other people's plans would be helpful l for you to formulate your own, but this needs to be a real plan, for the safety of the animals under your care, not just something you copied from someone else.

    Have you tried calling the regulatory office and asking for help?
     
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    wissywoo PetForums Newbie

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    Hi

    No I've not found out anything more but have just decided to go through each point on the requirements and write a statement/ procedure for each one. As I'm only planning to do this on very small scale, I'm hoping that will suffice.
    Sorry I'm no help...but good luck.
    Lisa
     
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    Gwyn chorley PetForums Newbie

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    Hi did you find any policies, i am having the same problem
    Thankyou
    Gwyn
     
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    Yorkey PetForums Junior

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    Regard the cleaning procedure, maybe you can glance at those following simple suggestions:

    All spaces include crates, corridors, common spaces, kitchens etc must be kept fresh and non-dust and stuff in a good organization.

    Each kennel has to be cleaned daily and dry enough. Prepare some waste corrugated box here, wouldn't be better if you can train those doggies to poop here.

    In addition, it's vital to segregate clinical waste arising from the treatment and handling of dogs with infectious ailments. The final disposal route for all such waste must be incineration.

    Also prevent the risks from rodents, insects and other pests.

    Finally, always stand at the point of the customer, what factors they will consider before they decide to choose a dog boarding home.
     
  10. David Hendra

    David Hendra PetForums Newbie

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    I'm currently writing a series of blog posts about our experience starting my wife's home dog boarding business.

    We got a top-rated licence from our council in less than three weeks; my blog posts explain how we did it.

    I'm also working on a general website to help anyone who is thinking of starting dog boarding. It will launch soon.

    I don't think I can post a link here, but you can find the blog easily: search Google for "Gail's Home Dog Boarding in Morecambe" and click the "blog" link at the top of the page.

    Hope this helps.
     
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