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Blog By Jessica Brody


 

Dogs give so much love and comfort and they deserve the same in return. Especially as they get older and begin to show and feel the effects of aging. If you have an older pup, you may be wondering which tips will help you provide this care and attention. Keeping this information in mind (courtesy of Horizon Structures) can help guide you along the way.

Aches and...

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June 1, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Megan Brame


Not only do you need to worry about running your business, caring for your dog guests, and staying on top of your bookkeeping, now in today’s world, you also need to juggle marketing your kennel online. It can feel incredibly overwhelming, especially if ads have burned you in the past. Many kennel owners shut off from things like SEO and social media because of their fear that they’ll do it wrong or are afraid it’s not worth the effort to learn.

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June 1, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Coral Dawn Drake


Dogs are well-known to be a superb deterrent to criminals and predators. Whether you need to protect your home, your business, or your livestock, a good dog can be a valuable asset.

However, it is absolutely essential that you handle your dog appropriately in order to prevent accidents and lawsuits. Here are some essential tricks to caring for and kenneling protection dogs.

A Secure Kennel is a Must

No matter...

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May 28, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


When it comes to color choices for their new horse barns modern day horse owners are breaking with tradition, and why not! While it may still be a good idea to avoid psychedelic color choices when it comes to paint and stain color selection for outbuildings, especially if you wish to keep your neighbors happy and have an option for property resale later, the days of red oxide color scheme that spoke to the legacy of farmers’ innovative ideas in the 1700’s, are rapidly being replaced by a more avant-garde and sophisticated color palette...

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May 26, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Lisa McAuliffe


Photo by Justin Veenema on Unsplash

Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescuing a dog from your local shelter is a wonderful way to help out a dog in need. It...

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May 21, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


The familiar design of the Monitor Barn, was an advance in architecture that evolved eons ago to address the need to provide better air circulation for the health of livestock and the safe storage of hay and grain.

Of course barns built to house livestock, hay and grain, have been a necessity across the world for centuries and their styles have changed as mankind has realized the shortcomings and advantages of the different shapes and...

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May 19, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Megan Brame


Whether you’re just launching a new kennel or are upgrading and expanding, it can feel overwhelming to make a final decision on which kennel size will be right for you. What if you build a kennel that’s too small? What if it’s too big and difficult to maintain? These are both real concerns that you’ll have to balance during your build phase.

Luckily, we’re here to help! We’ve built hundreds of structures throughout North America and have seen how...

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May 3, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Lisa McAuliffe


Photo by Oliver Keitel on Unsplash

If you are responsible for caring for a nursing dog mom, then there are several things you will want to do in...

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May 3, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Jennifer Bell


Your backyard is your little sanctuary of the outdoors. Are you thinking of giving your backyard an upgrade? Fear not, for there are plenty of backyard design and décor ideas that you can incorporate into your backyard to create your dream yard.

If you want a quiet retreat or an entertaining hangout space, you might want to upgrade your backyard with a beautiful outdoor living structure like a gazebo or a pavilion. You can increase the value of your home while giving...

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April 30, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Coral Dawn Drake


Barking is a problem for most people who utilize kennels. It's a dog's instinct to bark for all sorts of reasons, and the kennel environment tends to cause dogs to bark when other dogs bark. However, there are several things that you can do both in the design of your kennel and in your behavior towards the dogs to make your kennel quieter.

Dividers Between Runs

Without dividers between your runs, dogs are quite likely...

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April 30, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Everyone loves to spend time in the great outdoors. As Spring returns, the bountiful benefits of the sun’s rays bring joy to the hearts of horses and humans, especially to the winter weary residents of colder climes.

But the sun is not good for everyone. Staying sheltered out of the heat and burning beams can be especially important for creatures great and small, especially the young, the elderly, the fair-skinned and the...

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April 20, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Are you tired of looking at weedy paddocks and dusty dry pastures? Is your current pasture management up to scratch?

Attention to pasture management is huge part of equine care. Regardless of whether horses are housed and grazed at a smallholding, homestead backyard or enjoy access to huge tracts of land available on ranch land spreads, the health of every horse fundamentally includes the need for access to grass.

Whatever the...

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April 19, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


When the average equestrian embarks upon the quest for a new horse barn their mission is usually to provide housing for their existing equine partners plus some storage space for hay and supplies. For a horse business owner, the vision of dollars rolling effortlessly into their bank accounts as local Equus aficionados clamber for a stall in the barn, can overwhelm the sensibilities of even the most stoic and savvy personage. But just how much barn is too much?

Where should this appetite to plan for future needs, meet budget...

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April 15, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Lisa McAuliffe


There are many pet owners who choose to purchase an outdoor kennel and run for their canine companions. While some dogs inevitably spend most of their time indoors, there are others who are better suited to spending time enjoying an outdoor kennel and run.

Whether you have a hunting dog that lives most of the time outside, or if you just want to make certain your pet has a space of their own when you aren’t home, there are plenty of situations where an outdoor kennel is the preferred housing situation for your pooch. The right...

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April 15, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Megan Brame


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Catering to the spoiling of pups is a win-win situation for any business which deals with dog parents who want the best for their “fur kid” and is looking to increase its revenue. The pet industry generates...

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April 15, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Coral Dawn Drake


Dog training and boarding is one of the best ways to quickly modify a dog's behavior, even serious behavioral problems. However, customers need to put a lot of trust in your business to put their beloved dogs in your hands. Here's what you need to know about how to attract clients and keep them happy while keeping dogs safe and making sure training is as effective as possible.

Offer Realistic Promises

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March 25, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


As a horse-crazy kid, haylofts were always one of my favorite places to play. The endless imaginative games that filled time on warm sunny afternoons; opaque views out the dusty windows across the fields with the expansive landscape laid out beneath my gaze from the special vantage point; and the sweet smell of fresh cut hay, are all thoughts that linger in my memory. My kid brother and I even helped out stacking hay whenever the opportunity to be involved in the workday was offered. But a barn loft is more than an idyllic place for...

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March 18, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. No more managing with second rate equine facilities. No more spending money to fix your leased barn. Your hard work has paid off and now is the time to build more than your business. It’s time to build the horse barn you’ve always dreamed about owning and have everything just the way you want it.

As...

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March 11, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Megan Brame


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Social media can be an incredible way to generate potential new business for your kennels but the thought of maintaining yet another thing scares many kennel owners away from ever getting started.

So why should you even bother to create a social media strategy?

Why Social Media Marketing is Worth the Effort for your Professional Dog Kennel?...

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March 5, 2021 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


If you have never had the personal experience, not to mention challenge, of sourcing and buying building materials and actually constructing a horse barn yourself, then there are certain to be many questions in your mind about how barn pricing works. There are a number of factors and thousands of details that need to be considered that affect the price of a new barn build. It is helpful to understand what they are and why they matter as you embark on purchasing your new horse barn.

Material Costs

There are many types of...

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March 5, 2021 posted by Content Admin

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