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Brush Up on Dental Care

Because it’s pet dental health month, February is the perfect time to educate customers about how to take care of their dogs’ teeth.

Play it Safe

The dog days of summer are filled with travel, leisure and plenty of outdoor activity, and retailers can help keep dogs safe with a seasonal products, advice and services.

Gate Keepers

Gates and pens present some particularly unique selling challenges, but retailers have a unique opportunity when it comes to promoting this product category.

Just Add Water

The summer months are the perfect time for retailers to promote dog hydration products.

Take the Lead

Though a staple product category, storeowners can use collars, leashes and harnesses to create exciting displays that will boost the store’s bottom line.

Canine Wellness

Canine wellness is a concept that retailers can use to provide information and market products that will meet the needs of their customers.

Preventing Flea Infestations

The Canine Toy Box

As fun as toys may be for dogs, this product category means serious business for retailers.

Put it to Bed

Beds hold healthy margins and, with the right in-store merchandising, can help differentiate a store from its competitors.

Winter Greens

More time inside, along with the need to stay warm and to keep mentally and physically stimulated can mean a winter boost for pet retail sales.

Canine Fashion

In tough economic times, retailers must be attentive to the shifting spending behaviors of customers, but that doesn’t mean abandoning style.

Nutrition Trends

The rising cost of pet food is causing problems for businesses struggling to compete in this industry, so storeowners must find creative ways to attract customers to the nutrition aisle.

Training Products

Storeowners who provide products that support diverse training programs can greatly increase store traffic and add-on sales.

Canine Snacks

Besides making dogs happy and compliant, treats and chews might be the single most powerful product category a store can have in tough economic times.

The Great Outdoors

After a long, cold winter inside, retailers can help encourage customers and their dogs to step outside into the sunshine and fresh air.

Canine Containment

Gates, crates, carriers and pens can become a dynamic, interactive element of any store’s merchandising mix.

The Must-Haves

To increase sales in the category, display leashes, collars and harnesses in a way that emphasizes value, unique design, functionality and fun.

Playtime for Canines

Make no mistake about it, toys are valuable items—and not just for a store’s bottom line.

Supplementing the Canine Diet

For retailers, treats and supplements can generate high margins and repeat business.

Sizing Them Up

Retailers need to select inventory and make product recommendations based on the size and breed of their customers’ dogs.
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