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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: David Key Kennel and Cattery Design (31 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953800229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953800223
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 3.1 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 310,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Essential reading for anyone considering building or updating kennels, this book is lavishly packed with colour photographs and inspiration from the UK, USA and Ireland. It provides step-by-step kennels building guidance and advice from expert David Key on planning, construction, materials, equipment and all aspects of your design. This complete reference guides you through all the options you need to think about before building or updating your kennels. Dog behaviour and welfare expert Gwen Bailey helps you better understand and incorporate dog welfare knowledge into your design to improve it beyond measure. It includes fascinating case studies from successful boarding kennels and world renowned charities such as Dogs Trust, San Francisco SPCA, Dublin SPCA, The Blue Cross and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.How many of us dream about changing our lives, starting our own business, working from home in a beautiful countryside location, spending more time with our beloved pets, and making a difference to the lives of dogs and their owners?

You probably already have a multi-dog household, but whether you have always dreamed about working with dogs, have just realised that this is what you want to do with your life, are already lucky enough to be working with dogs, or you are just interested in dog welfare (generally or professionally) - you will adore this inspirational book.If creating a kennels is what you dream of, then naturally you will want to provide the best accommodation and care, earn a good living, have fun and love what you do: providing a healthy, safe, loving environment for dogs. Whether you are interested in what makes good housing for your own dogs, boarding, rescue or breeding - the foundation should be good dog welfare. As well as looking the part, your kennels must be easy to live in, visit and work with on a daily basis - and this book will provide you with the ideas, practical information, design advice and inspiration to help you create your perfect kennels.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 22 May 2008
This book is a must for anyone embarking on a new venture or refurbishment of existing Boarding Kennels. Well produced with amazing photographs and advice on every possible problem that could be encountered. A book that is also a must as a reference once your Boarding Kennels are up and running.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Taylor on 16 Jun. 2008
Everything about this book, the photos, and the incredible in depth information is superb. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to own their own kennels, or looking to update their existing business.

In the few days I have owned it - it has become my Bible (even my EH Officer) was impressed.

It is so easy to read, understand and follow (even for people just starting out) - and the photos are the cherry on the cake!

From reading this book I feel a lot more confident - it has inspired me even more!

I cannot wait to get started.

A book well worth every penny and one I will cherish for many a year.

My thanks to everyone concerned for all the hard work and attention to detail in this magnificent book

Coleen
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Nicholls on 24 Jun. 2008
We purchased the Dogotel in Norfolk and have used David's book to update the kennels in many ways. This book is what you need if starting from scratch or taking over a business. It gives you all the do's and dont's. There is so much info in this book and from this have used particular products. We recommend this book as a must have.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Bolton on 25 Jun. 2008
I've had this book for a week & found it incredible. The photos clearly show the difference between good and bad design and the whole ethos of the book is encouraging and positive. Can't wait to start building our regional stray centre!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJ Shipley on 24 Oct. 2008
Bought this book as I was toying with the idea of opening a kennels. After browsing through it, I was already hooked! Fantastic pictures, top notch advice and clearly and thoughtfully written.

Really good to read case studies of other people who have done it - spoke to the authors and they are the loveliest people who have the dogs' welfare foremost in their minds and know the subject inside out.

Thank you David and Kay
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Osmond on 28 Mar. 2010
This is a comprehensive guide to creating the sort of kennels that people would be prepared to leave their precious pets in, and is a far cry from the reality of kennels at present. It should be used by councils issuing licenses for boarding kennels, as a condition of the approval of a license kennel owners should read this book. Outstanding guide, and thoroughly useful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caroline-Reads on 20 Feb. 2011
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This is a fully comprehensive book on Kennel design and much more. It covers everything you will ever need to know. I was a bit put off by the price but this book is huge and full of pictures, diagrams, case studies and practical advice. In short you get what you pay for. Excellent book.
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