What does it cost?

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What does it cost?

Post by HBmudbug » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:01 pm

I run and condition dogs for people. I have been told I charge too much,and I have been told I don't charge enough. Most of the time I run 7 days a week. I don't take more than 4 dogs to run a month so as to give them all justice. I run them long and hard. I run in some big pens and also have 6,500 acres I run. This is what it cost me to run one dog one month. 75.00 PEN FEE 15.00 DOG FOOD 30.00 GAS. I CHARGE 200.00 a month so I might make 75.00 to feed,clean its kennel haul,handle and run a dog for one month.I don't think that's too much.

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Re: What does it cost?

Post by stavemillbeagles » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:27 pm

that's more than i've been paying
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by bigdog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:30 pm

People I know charge 3 dollars or maybe 5 dollars a day..

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Re: What does it cost?

Post by Remmy » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:03 pm

Sounds like a fair deal to me. The problem is that both beagles and beaglers are cheap. Lots more money in other breeds.

You did get me thinking, because I'm a numbers guy.....

Monthly
Gas $200 (for running and work parties at the beagle club.)
Food $60 / 3 dogs

If I had one it would cost me $220/month
Two run $140/month each
Three are $86.66/month each

Hours spent on beagles per month (off season)

40

Hours running per month

30 (2 hours after work 3 days a week)

Plus the fact I have to here every day to make sure of food and water etc.

Sounds like you could charge a bit more for your time.

I guess the real question revolves around supply and demand. Do you have to turn people away, or do you have lots of openings? Time of year, maybe charge more the two months prior to gun season.

Good luck.
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by Casey Harner » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:09 pm

I think that sounds like a fair price as long as my dog/dogs are taken care of and ran hard. What else can you ask for??
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by FlyinSoLow » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:55 pm

Just for fun...

My retriever pro charges $800 a month.
You supply food. Dogs get ran on 2 maybe 3 AKC field trial/hunt test setups a day (20 minutes per dog tops).
Dogs live in outside 10 x 10 kennels with plastic barrel house. A hose n go deal.
You supply vet, de wormer, heart worm, and flea n tick.

Crazy lol no wonder I love my beagles more than my labrador!
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by BCBeagles » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:08 pm

Completely reasonable....beaglers are cheap is an understatement....you get what you pay for.
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by Squareebeagles » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:22 pm

I pay 120 a dog don't mater if it's a pup or 5 years old! Not that 200 is to much

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Re: What does it cost?

Post by HBmudbug » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:05 pm

75.00 of my cost is pen fees. I have 3 large pens I run, but I have to pay 5.00 per dog to run. I try to run outside dogs 15 days a month, and I solo them a little on the outside. I am retired and run 7 days or nights a week. I don't make much money but I promise you get your moneys worth. Some people charge more, some can charge less.

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Re: What does it cost?

Post by HBmudbug » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:10 pm

Remmy wrote:Sounds like a fair deal to me. The problem is that both beagles and beaglers are cheap. Lots more money in other breeds.

You did get me thinking, because I'm a numbers guy.....

Monthly
Gas $200 (for running and work parties at the beagle club.)
Food $60 / 3 dogs

If I had one it would cost me $220/month
Two run $140/month each
Three are $86.66/month each

Hours spent on beagles per month (off season)

40

Hours running per month

30 (2 hours after work 3 days a week)

Plus the fact I have to here every day to make sure of food and water etc.

Sounds like you could charge a bit more for your time.

I guess the real question revolves around supply and demand. Do you have to turn people away, or do you have lots of openings? Time of year, maybe charge more the two months prior to gun season.

Good luck.
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by littlewoody » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:06 pm

Fair price if food and gas keeps going up you may want to raise the price.
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by barnold1 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:35 pm

HBmudbug wrote:
Remmy wrote:Sounds like a fair deal to me. The problem is that both beagles and beaglers are cheap. Lots more money in other breeds.

You did get me thinking, because I'm a numbers guy.....

Monthly
Gas $200 (for running and work parties at the beagle club.)
Food $60 / 3 dogs

If I had one it would cost me $220/month
Two run $140/month each
Three are $86.66/month each

Hours spent on beagles per month (off season)

40

Hours running per month

30 (2 hours after work 3 days a week)

Plus the fact I have to here every day to make sure of food and water etc.

Sounds like you could charge a bit more for your time.

I guess the real question revolves around supply and demand. Do you have to turn people away, or do you have lots of openings? Time of year, maybe charge more the two months prior to gun season.

Good luck.
Brian
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If you're turning dogs away, then demand > supply for your services; raise the price.
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by South Woods kennel » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:38 pm

Perfectly reasonable in my opinion! I would have no problem paying 200 a month for my dog to be pounded! But as long as I can do it myself there's no way that will happen lol
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Re: What does it cost?

Post by rabbitearl » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:34 pm

I charge 25 for 5 dogs for 12 hr.12 pm to 12 am or 12 am to 12 pm. you come with your dogs. Cannot leave dog in the pen without you. If you bring 1 dog or two it don t matter it is still 25.oo up to 5 dogs.Old dogs or pups it don t matter. Works good for me over the years.

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Re: What does it cost?

Post by Alabama John » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:52 pm

If you can't run your dogs, you don't need dogs.

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