I am working on setting up a dog walking service in my area and would like to post a SurveyMonkey questionnaire to survey opinions of people who know about pets. I do not want to appear impertinent or to be a spammer, so which would be the best thread or sub-forum? If this is against the rules or the spirit of the forums, I understand and won't post the questionnaire. Thank you.
Welcome to the forum dogears, missed this.... Just goes to show how important it is to post on the right board. LOL
I see there is one also right at the top in the HELP THREAD FOR COMPUTERS and its about their pet that may get missed by a lot of people too
I never think to look in the first three folders of the 'general' area. Only came across this thread by chance, as it came up at the bottom of the main page.
Thinking about it, it might be worth putting your questionnaire in the 'Dog Problems' and 'Health and Nutrition' areas too. I've noticed new members just posting a couple of times in them sections to ask questions, so they must get quite a few views by the non-members too, don't you think scallywag?
After nearly one hundred responses in just under two weeks, I thought I would update everyone who has contributed with a brief analysis of the survey.
Q1. Almost half the respondents own one dog, ten percent less own two dogs, another ten percent less own three and so on.
Q2. Around half were not interested in a dog walking service, the remainder used one or were at least thinking about doing so.
Q3. The main reason for using a dog walking service was working, at nearly fifty percent, followed by illness or family commitments.
Q4. Most people, by far, paid £10 ($15) an hour or less. Some paid up to £20 ($30), but no-one paid more than this.
Q5. Contributors' thoughts regarding the fairness of prices matched their answers for Q4, with slightly more optng for £10 ($15), rather than for less.
Q6. The largest group by far, 85 percent, said they would use a service following a recommendation, followed by the internet at 40 percent. Flyers were next and a small proportion said they would rely on posters, cards in shop windows or newspaper adverts (around 5 percent each).
Q7. The factors judged very important in a service were, in order: (i) previous experience, (ii) being friendly and caring, and (iii) references from previous clients. Many felt flexible bookings were important. Offering other services had little significance.
Q8. Well over half of respondents thought the ideal duration for a dog walk was 30 minutes to an hour, with most of the remainder opting for more. About 5 percent thought less than half an hour.
Q9. The services that appealed most were, in order: (i) dog walked by the same person, (ii) emergency bookings, and (iii) one-to-one dog walking. The other services came close and were level with each other. The least appealing (less than 10 percent each) were taxi-to-vet, online booking and other. I expected online booking to be more popular.
Q10. The required patterns of walking were, once a day for five days a week, one-offs and more than five days a week. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the survey, to me, was that only ten percent expected twice a day for five days a week or less.
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