Trainer of the Month
Trainer of the Month
The pet resort trend is in the nascent stages in India. What are the challenges you are facing to make a mark in the industry?
In India ,Pet industry is growing on a daily basis. Since dogs are not just treated as guard dogs, sniffer dogs, police dogs but they are also treated as a family members by most of the pet owners. Dogs are the most popular pets since they are very social and adjust easily with humans. Pet owners take the same care of their pets like their children. They also dont mind spending in the best quality products, food and service. We as a pet resort cater to such people who want to give their pets the best boarding and daycare while they are away. The main challenge we face is to cater to the expectation of every pet owner and we try to give the best experience to every pet who visits us.
Also the biggest challenge esp in the city is getting adequate land or space to have such a facility. Since there is still a majority of people who are not pet lovers and they create a nuisance to the ones who love dogs and want to do something for them.
There is a lack of untrained people in this industry. How do you get trained/ skilled people?
Our main requirement in anyone who wants to work at our place is that they should be a dog lover and have the patience to deal with different pets and understand their needs. Most of the times the dogs do give us sign if they like somebody or not. Once we find the right person training them is easy. And since this is our full time work roshan and me are always around to monitor things personally.
What is the average number of pets/ clients you cater to in a day?
In peak season we cater to 5 people with their pets in a day and off season we cater to 2 people in a day. Most of the time we operate on prior appointments and fixed timings.
What are major attractions in your resort (in terms of services offered)?
Major attraction is the swimming pool of course esp in the summers where we have lots of pets come for swimming session. Also once you enter peppy paws its a completely different world of dogs. We have our 12 furry babies greeting everyone coming to the resort. Since we follow cage free boarding environment we have about 20 to 25 different pets socialising, playing and staying together. Its a beautiful sight to see.
Please share about your future growth plans.
We have plan to set up Peppy Paws in all the metros by 2017. We want to give the best pet experience to all the pet lovers and we dream every child has a pet and a mother allowing to have one.
Would you like to share any funny story which happened in your resort?
Everyday is an enjoyable experience with the furry babies. However once we had a school picnic over at our resort. We had about 100 junior KG children come over to meet the furry babies. The moment they entered the resort most of the children were scared and making faces looking at the dogs. Thus when we asked we were told that the teachers have informed them to be careful with the dogs and the dog smells. But when explained that all the dogs were very friendly, clean and loved children. The next moment we had the children running, playing and talking to the dogs and some even enjoyed splashing in the pool with the labradors. We feel its very important to teach children the love for animals.
What are the chances for making career in pet resorts?
We tell people we are living a dream everyday. Its a best job only for this who are passionate about animals, who have lots of patience and compassion to understand the needs for the four legged babies. More than anything the blessings you receive to work for the speechless souls.
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