Thursday, 23 September 2010
I have never quite understood why other dog walkers pass negative comments to strangers about other businesses and their practises when there are many different ways to walk a dog( I am not going to go down the skin a cat route!). Takoda's mum was out walking when another dog walker started talking to her. When she said she used Petnanny he quickly said he hated dogs in vans. I often wonder why people dislike dogs in vans. I also genuinely feel there is the right dog walker out there for every dog and human, that is what is so wonderful, so why be unprofessional about another dog walker? Our way definitely wouldn't suit any dog just as walking locally with only their housemates wouldn't suit some dogs.
Surely to pass comment you need to have some knowledge on what you are passing comment on? Maybe individual customers should be able to make their own judgement on what they feel is best for their pet in their current situation? I KNOW each dog walkers customer really feels they have picked the right dog walker and who am I to think they are wrong?
I judge everything I do one what my dogs and my customers want, like and prefer. I am wrong on occasions and will change to suit the moment just as I need to .
So how about anyone who has questions, reservations or opinions comes out, meets us, the guys and the vans( lily and Izzy) speak to our customers about their guys then I am happy for them to comment and to understand why we do what we do.
Be professional, see that competition is healthy and normal, revel in this wonderful job and celebrate our mutual love rather than bitch( excuse the pun) about our differences.
I am proud, Sam is proud and I hope you are all proud or your guys!