Question 1- Summarise in 300-400 words the basic daily requirements of a healthy and happy pet dog.
Question 2- Taking into account your current living situation and any other valid factors, if you had to choose whether to purchase a puppy or an older dog at this time, which would you choose? Justify your answer.
Question 3- Dog and pet care is a large and fast-growing industry. Explain why you think this is.
Question 4- Research two boarding kennels in your locality. Find out the services on offer, how much the services cost and if the kennels have any specific criteria that must be fulfilled before they look after a dog. E.g. specific preventative health measures that have to be in place.
Compare and contrast the two businesses.
The pet industry has been experiencing explosive growth. According to The American Pet Products Association, almost 85 million households have a pet and over the last 30 years pet ownership has gone from 56% to 68% of all households. Some of the changes in pet ownership are due to technology and the advent of online purchasing. But most of the growth is because of changes in culture. As millennial and Generation Z consumers have come into adulthood, they have embraced the pet-owning and pet-loving lifestyles to a far greater extent than their elders. While baby boomers account for 32% of pets owned, households headed by younger cohorts account for 62% of pet ownership.