For a while now I have been toying with a business idea. I'd love some comments/ feedback.
Essentially I envision a 'dog gym'; with hydrotherapy (pools and underwater treadmills), professional physiotherapy and rehabilitation consultancy/ therapy, as well as dog treadmills. I also envision fully fenced outside spaces for individual hire for folks wanting safe spaces to free run their dogs. These spaces might include availabity of agility equipment for those wishing to practice skills who may not be able to purchase their own. In addition, these outside places would ideally be able to host obedience/ agility classes and have sheltered facilities for inclement weather.
Under the same 'roof', so to speak, I'd include hydrobaths for hire (on site), professional grooming services, pet products (not the pet shop variety- more professional level equipment such as that from K9Pro and imports like Sensible
harnesses, crates and bedding) as well as fresh meat products and supplements (I have a supplier of top quality, human grade, preservative free meats and dried treats).
Lastly, I'd also like to be able to host workshops and seminars from visiting specialists either indoors or outdoors.
My local area has a large population of show dogs, a huge obedience/trialling group as well as greyhound racing folks as well as 'pets'....
Any thoughts as to what I might have missed/ be overlooking or the desirability of such a business??