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Starting out as a daytime and night boarding buisness with children- derbyshire

Discussion in 'Dog Boarding' started by Zoe Burns, Jan 13, 2019.


  1. Zoe Burns

    Zoe Burns PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all!
    A little advice or just conversation welcomed about my new (hopefully) buisness as a home boarding facility for a small amount of dogs (4). I have sent off my application and copious amounts of paperwork but I wondered what people’s experience is of obtaining a license when children live in the home (aged 3/5/7). I have put measured in place to keep them separate out of school hours such as stable doors in allocated dog rooms with digital keypads on. Seperate outdoor areas for dogs and children again using digital locks. Also- fire extinguishers... are these needed in a home or just beneficial/ the same with PAT testing my hoovers if I use them in boarding areas? Seems exsessive for home boarding a maximum of four dogs when these measures are not in place for children for example. X
     
  2. Carsonspride

    Carsonspride PetForums Junior

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    Hi Zoe
    I have only recently given up my home boarding license but rules will probably be the same. This is Falkirk Council so maybe yours will be a bit more lenient.

    Only 1 dog at a time - 2 allowed if from same family
    No children under 5
    No carpets in areas where dogs allowed (must be washable)
    Fire extinguishers
    Fire blanket
    Smoke alarms
    CO2 alarm
    First aid kit
    Special disinfectant
    Your tag on collar

    The list is endless

    Good luck. Please let us know how you get on.
     
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  3. Zoe Burns

    Zoe Burns PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks. It’s amber valley council and since the new legislation has come in there are no rules a Blount not being able to have dogs with small children however preventative measures have to be in place to ensure the safety of both dogs and children. For this reason I have asked to board no more than 2 sets of dogs from the same home (2-4 dogs) and am using stable doors with a digital key lock to seperate children from dogs. Dogs have a boarding area. I don’t really understand though why carpets need to be removed as people put their dogs in home boarding to ensure home qualities. It’s crazy. I understand why (to prevent cross contamination) but surely a disclaimer should be allowed between owner and buisness. I have an immaculately presented four bedroom led detached home and only want a few dogs at a time (small to medium dogs that are spayed/ newtered- up to date with all immunisations, flea worn and kennel cough treatments). I work for the council and with families and I can’t believe the states I see children living in and I could simply be disregarded because I have carpet in my living room. It’s crazy.
    I’ll keep this forum up to date with any updates.
    I have completed an unbelievable amount of risk assessments and policies and procedures and have tried to explain I’m running the parsing service separately to my family using locked doors etc. X
     
  4. Zoe Burns

    Zoe Burns PetForums Newbie

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    Will you be going out to work whilst you have up to four dogs?

    With such young children, are you going to be able to walk the dogs?
     
  6. Zoe Burns

    Zoe Burns PetForums Newbie

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    I’m giving my current job up to be a full time boarder/ walker so I will be with dogs during the day and doing walks throughout the daytime. All of my children go to school and I have support in term time for childcare.
    I have a timetable in place and a daily routine. X
     
  7. Carsonspride

    Carsonspride PetForums Junior

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    Hi Zoe

    sorry for delay but had to dig this out.

    I am with Pet Business Insurance. I have kept the insurance on as I also do dog walking. It covers boarding and walking up to 6 dogs at a time (not that I ever do that). The premium is approx £130 per annum. Tel no. 01284 736 874. Have never made a claim so I have no idea what they are like at paying out.
     
  8. Oggy's Den

    Oggy's Den PetForums Newbie

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    I can tell you now that four dogs in a home environment is not a "small number" You should stop referring to them in this way as it makes you sound naive. It is hard work managing one dog sometimes !

    Getting a licence is a process and as long as you work with your council they will keep you straight - mostly.

    Remember you can appeal to Magistrates if they mess things up too badly...


    They are not letting me post links here ..but the guidance they are all relying on is on the csfg site.

    Search on the "Canine and Feline Sector Group" website "csfg dot org" under legislation and guidance.
     
  9. Gwyn chorley

    Gwyn chorley PetForums Newbie

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    Hi
    Coild i ask where you got your policies from , finding it really hard to find them
    Thankyou in advance
     
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