Dog World Streamlined
custom database solution to manage information that drivers better decision making, and streamline business workflow for breeders, Pro handlers, kennel clubs and dog owners.
Meet the founder and consultant: Dr. Wenny Wang Bauman:
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University
Over 10 years of extensive experiences in advanced engineering software services & consulting
Experiences in working with some leading tech companies such as NASA, SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, etc.
Over 8 years in dog showing and breeding, already a multiple OHBIS & OHBISS winner, National Specialty AOM winner, and breeder of champions & grand champions, US's Top 3 Akita, US's Top 20 Akita, BISS and OHBISS winners, etc. Owner of Best In Show winner.
When engineering meets breeder-owner-handler
As a breeder-owner-handler, I always feel overwhelmed by my hectic schedule between daily care of our Akitas, breeding & puppy care, show planning & preparation, digital marketing, customer relations management, and constant learning. It is true that modern breeders have to wear many hats to succeed in both breeding and showing.
As an engineer, I was trained to think logically and improve the existing systems with creativity and innovation. Therefore, I began to look for a smart cloud-based app a year ago that may help streamline my multidimensional database, improve and automate the workflows. It turns out Airtable is exactly what I was looking for. Even better, it was built from ground up to support effortless collaboration that facilitates the communications and teamwork with our co-breeders, co-owners, and handlers.
A powerful and easy-to-use online database platform: airtable
Airtable is an easy-to-use online platform for creating and sharing relational databases. The user interface is simple, colorful, friendly, and allows anyone to spin up a database in minutes. You can store, organize, and collaborate on information about anything - like event planning, expenses tracking, and customer relation management. You don’t even have to learn what SQL stands for, let alone any scripting.
As shown below, The basic components or building blocks of an Airtable database include:
Base - A base is a single database with all the information you need for your project. Your base might be called “Dog Records”. It contains the infomration on all your dogs, i.e., name, DOB, sex, microchip #, AKC registration, etc.
Table - A table is used to hold a list of data about one particular type of item. Each base can have one or more tables. For example, your Dog Records base can include Registration & Certificate table, Medical History table, Showing Planner table, and so on.
Field - Each column in a table is called a field. Fields are the equivalent of spreadsheet columns, though fields are designed to bring consistency to your data. Each field has a name and can be customized to hold a wide variety of content, like photos, attachments, phone numbers, dates, checkboxes, and more.
Record - Each record is a cell item in your table. In a table of Registration & Certificate, for example, each record is a different dog, with data in each field to detail their name, DOB, AKC registration #, and more. A dog name can be associated with multiple tables, i.e., Medical History, Feeding Chart, etc.
View - Views allow the records fitting certain criteria to be displayed at once. Each table can have many views. For example, the Registration & Certificate table can be viewed by sex, or other criteria.
You may also further improve your workflows by connecting Airtable with your favorite apps and services through integrations. Airtable has built-in support for many popular apps such as Dropbox, Facebook, Google Drive, LinkedIn, etc. and a robust API.