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If you have 2 dogs coming to stay that are both puppies, do you charge the puppy rate for both?

asked 2016-09-22 15:30:11 -0500

We usually charge a lower rate for the second dog that we book but we have a request coming in for 2 puppies and I'm wondering if you charge the puppy rate for both or if you give a second dog discount still?

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answered 2016-09-22 15:44:09 -0500

One puppy = extra work Two puppies = tons of more work

Explain to the client that your second dog discount is for adult dogs only.

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answered 2016-10-26 21:19:22 -0500

Absolutely yes. I am just like you: tendency to feel guilty about money things. I just took care of two eight week old puppies for four days and I felt completely justified charging what I did. I actually would have felt comfortable charging even more.

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answered 2016-09-22 15:37:34 -0500

I'd recommend the puppy rate for both. Usually, the care for puppies justifies the higher rate - they do not qualify for a discount.

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That's how I've been feeling but I was feeling guilty because we do have a 2nd rate (lower) posted on our page. But 1 isn't fully house trained yet which really is more work.

Anne M.'s profile image Anne M.  ( 2016-09-22 15:38:39 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2016-09-23 14:28:46 -0500

It's always a gamble, because some puppies are a piece of cake, while others are a nightmare. Stay on the safe side, and charge the full puppy rate for each.

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answered 2016-10-27 12:33:39 -0500

puppies are a lot of work, I would charge a standard rate and maybe make a note in your profile that a second dog discount does not apply to puppies.

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