The Podcast for Pet Carers
From Primates to Pet Care Services
Sian Gildon, the manager of Dural Pet Resorts Australia, has a background working with exotic animals in zoos. She brings her unique experience to her role in managing staff and providing pet care services for dogs and cats while their owners are on holiday.
One of the challenges Sian faces is ensuring each animal receives personalised care and attention. Unlike zoos, pets in a boarding facility require individual attention to thrive. Sian and her team work with pet owners to learn about their pets’ needs and preferences. This enables them to provide a level of care that goes above and beyond what other boarding facilities can offer.
Sian’s experience working with exotic animals has given her a unique perspective on animal welfare, which she applies to her role at Pet Resorts Australia. She ensures that all staff are well-trained and equipped to handle any situation that may arise.
Sian’s background working with primates is particularly useful in managing the care of dogs. Primates are intelligent and social animals that require enrichment and stimulation to remain healthy and happy. Similarly, dogs require mental and physical stimulation to thrive. Sian’s experience working with primates has given her insight into how to provide dogs with the enrichment they need, such as doggy daycare, dog training exercises, and playtime with other dogs.
In addition to providing personalised care for pets, Sian also ensures that the facility meets industry standards for animal welfare. This includes providing a safe and comfortable environment for animals to rest and play in.
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