Indulging your pet ranks high up for those who consider their favorite animal a part of the family. Offering the family dog a place to feel safe that is in perfect harmony with the surrounding space led to the design and construction of modern Kooldog houses. Meant to be enjoyed by dogs living in urban developments and add character to the room, these simple and contemporary dog houses are easy to clean and display a minimalist design that works best with modern settings. Enjoy the inside scoop from Kooldog!
What challenged you to start this business – building modern dog houses?
What were your thoughts after seeing the first product in your line of modern dog houses?
What are the main characteristics of your products and how do they respond to the need in today’s market?
Balancing the need for a comfortable dog house and a modern display must have been challenging. What led you to design a minimalist dog house to be used indoors?
How would you describe your product to someone who thinks that an indoor dog house is just an unnecessary accessory?
What was the oddest request for customizing the fashionable dog houses you produce?
Please describe the rise of your business – where do the customers come from?
What are your plans for the future? Do you plan on creating different dog house designs or grow the business by extending to more pet-friendly items?
How many orders for the Kooldog house do you get from the internet opposed to the real stores? Which market brings you more customers?
What advice would you give to someone starting out in this business?
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