Canine Creche provides creche facilities for dogs, mainly for day visits and overnight stays, that are innovative and inspirational
The Canine Creche franchise has taken the typical view of kenneling and dog care provision and transformed it into something new. It provides creche facilities for dogs, mainly for day visits and overnight stays, that are innovative, inspirational and are delivered by highly professional staff.
The service offers a fun environment for dogs to play, socialise, exercise and nap beside other dogs, preventing them from becoming bored or getting anxious while the owner is away. The facilities are not merely kennels - the dogs are not kept in cages of any sort and have the freedom to roam and play. They are not taken to other locations and the customer can rest assured that their pets will be safe and secure at all times. In fact, the service focuses on the safety of the dogs that are being cared for
by carefully employing viewing panels, strict security procedures and temperament testing.
The Canine Creche franchise emphasises transparency so that its clients will always know how their dog is doing. There are CCTV systems in each creche and TV monitors in each reception, allowing customers to see what goes on every day. Canine Creche is now setting the standard for the future care of animals.
You will be expected to deliver the same standards of excellence offered by existing Canine Creche franchises. The provision of service will, with the help of employees, allow you to create a caring and safe environment for the dogs. Although the service may not be identical from franchise to franchise, you will be expected to ensure that the dogs in your care receive the royal touch. This means that basic tasks such as providing water, food and cleaning up mess are merely part of a much wider care regime. You will be expected to check for medical conditions/allergies and changes in behaviour as the dogs have fun and are entertained.
The Canine Creche procedure is for customers to make an appointment with you and then bring their dogs to register. They will have a vaccination record and, as the customer registers, you will get a better understanding of the dog’s requirements. You will then give the dog a so-called “temperament test,” which will allow you to assess how they behave and how they might behave with other dogs. This will tell you whether the dog is suitable for your creche.
Canine Creche is particularly competitive in the UK as it moves away from the traditional kennelled environment. Customers see their dogs as children and want them to be treated as such with access to paddling pools, climbing frames, ball pits, slides, Wendy houses and many interactive games.
Canine Creche is also unique because the dogs can relax under dimmed lights and listen to classical music as they nap. They may also watch movies as they would in a home environment. They can enjoy sausage racing, paw painting and even a story.
The franchise is also competitive due to the popularity of its Puppy Parties, which takes place every other month on Saturday mornings for two hours of fun. There are themed weeks too, such as “Howl-O-Ween” where dogs can take part in apple bobbing, and Sports Day. The Suffolk-based Canine Creche franchise rolled this concept out and received very positive feedback.
Canine Creche has high expectations of its franchisees. It seeks passionate people who are naturally fond of dogs and are committed to their wellbeing and happiness. They will have an entrepreneurial flair and want to grow their own business. They will also need to be trustful, outgoing, good communicators and be caring and professional in nature.
To get going you will need to pay a £42,500 franchising fee. The overall investment required will be significantly higher, though - typically between £65,000 and £85,000. You will also have to pay a 5 per cent marketing fund fee, as well as a flat monthly management fee of £200.
Yes, there is the option of financial support from a third party.
Canine Creche wants to make sure that you are the right person for the franchise and that you are happy with the information you receive. Therefore, it is not about pushy sales, it is about establishing compatibility. Canine Creche encourages you to do all the necessary research to be certain that you are sure and committed about the franchise.
Prior to signing the contract, you will be given all the information that you need before proceeding so that you will have the chance to change your mind if you feel, for any
reason, that the business will not be viable.
Canine creche is a large-scale business and unless you have strong accountancy skills and sufficient time, you will have to employ an accountant.
You will receive five-star training and support when you establish a Canine Creche franchise. The emphasis in training is how to follow the tried-and-tested business model. New franchisees will find out about all the relevant aspects of this challenging business, including how to work with animals and provide them with the best experience during their visits. The head office will also help you when it comes to training your own staff (canine creche jobs are coveted) and this will be vital when it comes to
expansion. Overall, you can expect strong ongoing support across all areas of the business.
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