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Old 06-13-2012, 11:04 AM
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Do you notice a low in business during Summer?
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:36 AM
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I was just in the other day talking to Auggie's breeder's husband and he said business is down right now because the weather is so nice, so people are out walking their dogs themselves and playing with them, so they decide against taking the dog to daycare. He thinks once it gets really hot again it will pick back up again though, when people aren't as inclined to be outside with their dogs and would rather them be in an air conditioned facility playing with other dogs.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:40 AM
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The place I take Lucy to for agility is a daycare/boarding facility. They are PACKED during the summer, because people are constantly on vacation and leave their dog boarded there (and they are in daycare during the day when they're boarded).
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:44 AM
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If they have boarding, they tend to be busier, but If it's just daycare, yah, it tends to slow down as people go away
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:47 AM
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I know at the doggy daycare where I worked the number of adult/well behaved dogs decreased, but ahole/adolescent dogs increased. Most of the clientele were also teachers (no clue how they afforded it!), and I feel like they didn't want to spend time with their insano dogs while they were home!

The daycare also didn't do boarding and wasn't open on weekends, which I think would have probably skewed the numbers a little more.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:55 AM
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The place I take Lucy to for agility is a daycare/boarding facility. They are PACKED during the summer, because people are constantly on vacation and leave their dog boarded there (and they are in daycare during the day when they're boarded).
This. We are slammed.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:11 PM
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Yeah, we offer training and daycare which isn't the conventional playroom style care but we don't board and dont do weekends. Two weeks ago I was getting slammed with 10-12 dogs a day (even had to call in relief twice for 15 dog days) and now I've been averaging 4-6 dog days. Just curious if this is a regular thing of just us.

We cater to wealthier clientele with lots of stay at home moms and I know lots are vacationing now with the kids out of school. I think though when we hit our consistent 102-110 degrees people will start returning for the ac'd exercise.

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:32 PM
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Yeah for sure, daycare is down and boarding is way up. We're consistently filling up on weekends.
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I don't mean to poke fun, but only fifteen dogs in daycare? That'd be a cakewalk! How are you guys setup though, that could change how everything is run.

Typically we have about 80 dogs in the building, we call for extra hands if numbers break 90 though.
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The daycare I worked at usually had like...10 dogs
But then again we only had 2 people working most of the time, sometimes just one person, so we had to be super careful about who we were putting with who, etc.
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