DOGS ARE FAMILY
As I roam around the internet, ever once in awhile I find something interesting about dogs. It was an ad for a site called “Bake a Dog a Bone.” The site is about starting a business in selling dog treats. My wife loves her dogs and loves to bake. Matching her criteria, I decided to check it out.
The book is written by two men that have worked for years in the pet business. It is a no-nonsense book outlining in detail on how to start up and market a business in making and selling dog treats. Having managed in retail for over thirty years in retail, this book is a great source book to setup, run a business and how to avoid common mistakes
I was impressed with the detail that they went into. No fluff, no promises of making a fortune, but if you have the desire and dedication to do something fun, it is a great road map to get to the finish line. More impressive is that this book can be used in any business model. So, if it is not dog treats other home base businesses.
As with many other of these types of ads, they come with several bonuses. This site is no different, it has three bonuses.
The first book is 150 Dog Treat Recipes. It is helpful if you decide to start a dog treat business. You have a complete resource guide on treats to make. Start with a few to try (ones that you feel comfortable) add, change or run specials for seasonal recipes. The diversity of recipes is a marketing advantage to fill your customer needs.
The second book consists of 33 All Natural Remedies for your dog. Just like myself, I hate taking prescription drugs, I prefer to use long standing homemade remedies for minor medical problems. The same goes for my pets. It makes a good reference manual on common issues dogs can have. Before going to the vet, see if there is a home remedy for issue before giving your dog drugs.
The third book, as a business manager, is a spread sheet on calculating your profits. After all the main reason you go into business is to make money. Using this spread sheet properly and honestly will keep you from losing your shirt. It loses fun and excitement quickly if you are losing money. Even a low volume to start with, you should see some type of profit.
To summarize for the investment of only $29.97, this is a great buy.
P.S. please note the price of $29.97 was the price at the time I wrote this review.
Price is subject to change by the seller at any time.
When my wife and I decided to start breeding dogs we chose to buy our stud first. My wife`s niece, however, when she started chose to get only females and not her own stud. Reflecting on those years of breeding, I have a few thoughts about our business plan.
Being fortunate, we found a good stud. Through the years, he gave us some beautiful puppies. We were breeding Anatolian Shepherds. These dogs are a working-class dog. Very large dogs, our stud was 130 lbs. and we had a female that was 150 lbs. One of their offspring ended up weighing right about 180 lbs. when he was full grown.
Having your own stud for breeding gives the advantage of knowing what type of pups you will get. The drawback to this plan is that you will not to keep purchasing females after your current females end their breeding tenure. You never want to over breed a female for the fact it is not good on the dog and you will start having medical issues with the litters. Another factor that we did not consider was the fact that when a female went into heat keeping the stud away from her if we did not want to breed her that cycle was tuff, Once we had a female, all she wanted to do was to have litters of pups. Once the two of them tunneled under two sets of fencing from both sides so they could get together.
Reflecting, if I were to do it over, I would not have bought a stud at the beginning. Furthermore, I would not have gotten both females from the same breeder. In doing so it limited my ability to create a long lineage of breeding pairs. In my do over I would have paid stud fees and have both females matched up with different studs on the first round would have given me multiple pairings in the future.
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