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Boarding Kennels Template Pack from £75

English (DEFRA guidance) Kennels Template Pack: £75 / Scottish and Welsh Kennels Template Packs: Contact Me


The English pack follows the DEFRA standard requirements for Commercial Boarding Kennels.   For businesses in Scotland and Wales, I am happy to help write a customised pack that meets the requirements of your local council. 

The 14 templates have been created in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and are fully amendable.

PROCEDURE MANUAL TEMPLATE:  This is around 150 questions that make you think about your business from the perspective of the new guidance and helps you to make a statement about every subject that DEFRA have a view on.  It is structured into a handbook format and has headings and subjects grouped together already.  Whilst a little bit daunting to get started, lots of the answers are written in the DEFRA guidance itself, so you just need to tick off the guidance as you go.  You are already doing most of these things (as they are common sense) but DEFRA want a ‘handbook’ to prove that you understand the rules, and also for someone to follow and look after the dogs if (heaven forbid) something happens and someone else needs to take over running your business for a while.


(aka terms and conditions)

This includes your business rules and client policies for you to tweak or amend to suit your business.  This covers many of the mandatory consents.  The instructions on how to make ‘find’ and ‘replace’ quick updates on the agreement are on our Facebook page.

​​The following forms cover all of the DEFRA customer consent requirements written into the guidance. 

They are all ready to go, they just need your logo and your company name:

  • REGISTRATION FORM including consents

  • REPEAT BOOKING FORM for boarding

  • WELFARE LOG for recording behavioural, medical and general issues 

  • NEW DOG ASSESSMENT FORM for trial assessments

  • BUSINESS MAINTENANCE LOG for property repairs

  • MASTER DOG REGISTER to record each dog, each day


  • HEALTHCARE STATEMENT TEMPLATE to register with a vet




  • There are also some OPTIONAL VERSIONS OF FORMS for those who aren’t keen on spreadsheets.


What isn’t in the pack:

  • The floor plan of your premises.  I can draw these for an additional fee if you want to send through a rough drawing with measurements, but most people have already had to draw this in order to request planning permission for change of use to a premises.

  • Your CV of relevant experience, list of training completed or method of proving your knowledge and experience.  I am happy to look this over once created, and give pointers if it needs padding out.

  • Appraisal and training record forms for staff.

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Can you complete my template or pack for me?  


Note: You must have access to Microsoft Word or Microsoft 365 to make the required changes to your templates.  Documents can also be amended in Google Docs with some additional adjustments to the table formats. Alternatively, I can make the changes for you and send you PDF copies of your finished documents instead.


I have recently used Vicky’s services to help set up my home boarding business. Vicky has been so helpful with creating my documentation, it looks super professional and I was commended by my inspector for having such detailed, well written procedures, and knowledge of the guidance, which is all thanks to Vicky. I also had a mentoring phone call with Vicky too, prior to my inspection which was invaluable. If anyone is starting up for the first time, I highly recommend using Vicky's services; it has been worth every penny, and has saved me a huge amount of time and effort.  Thank you, Vicky!
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