Swifto, a dog walking business in Manhattan and Brooklyn, has introduced a new service for their customers. The walkers now can send a text message when the dogs they are walking have made doo doo.
The company has created a smartphone app which is installed on the telephones of the walker and the customer. Using GPS technology to chart the progress of the walk on a map, the owner can see the exact route, miles and duration. Customers see what they are getting for their money.
The walker can send out text messages when the walk begins and ends, including buttons to press when the dog stops to go potty.
It says, "Fluffy has just pooped."
I’m not sure whether the service includes details of size and consistency which some dog owners seem to find important.
Customers find the texts reassuring, according to the company’s marketing director. They feel more in touch and involved with the activity.
Some people may think this is all very silly, but I’m sure those people aren’t reading this blog.