Becoming Pet-Centered Profesionals ECourse
Gentle Grooming, Volunteers - ELesson 10
this week -
should you choose to accept
- is to add deluxe
pet care services
to your location, and consider starting adding
Consider a team brainstorming session on how to boost comfort
and minimize stress for all pets housed or spending the day at your
location (daycare) while pet parents are
For example, do you want provide
"deluxe care" as an option for an additional
fee or set a new standard and increase fees?
__Do you want you offer
first grooming visit free for puppies
to introduce the grooming
location, sounds, smells and tools with treats and a fun day?
Advertising this service could attract and keep clients.
__Do you want to start a volunteer program to add
TLC TID for all pets?
Volunteers can enjoy giving the gift of comfort to pets at your
Enroll volunteers in an Animal
Behavior Network ECourse (using the CEW) that arrives in
their home email from you, customized to a family member and
pet. Expect volunteers to learn at home from the Animal
participate in Team Education to learn how to use
body language, how to read pet body language and how to lower pet stress.
Pets are good for people and people are good for pets.
People love to be around pets and pets love to have the
extra attention from people.
Volunteers may be
clients, seniors at a local high school or seniors in your
community. If you bring in volunteers, do
strict interviews and hold volunteers to high standards.
Yes, you can FIRE a volunteer! Make this clear from
the very beginning.
Most business liability policies cover volunteers.
Use Red Circles or another clear system to alert volunteers NOT to
approach aggressive pets.
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