Posted April 06, 2019 14:07:59Peter Coyote, the dog-loving former head of the Perth Dog Show, was an inspiration to a new breed of groomer when he began breeding dogs.
Now, Peter is part of the team behind a new pet grooming business in WA, a business that has seen its profits rise by more than half since Peter took over as owner.
Peter was groomed by his dog-frienemy Peter Greenee in 1991, when the pair met at a dog show in Melbourne.
Peter grew up in a small town in New South Wales, where he worked as a butcher and in the mining town of Ballarat.
Peter started working as a groomer in Perth, and his love of animals and dog grooming soon blossomed.
Peter’s passion for the animals began when he was 10 years old, when he and his brother were playing in the bush with their father, Peter Coyoe, and dog.
Peter recalls the moment that they fell in love with the creatures and decided to become groomers.
“We both fell in with it and started doing it ourselves, and that was when I started to learn how to groom dogs,” Peter said.
“I got really good at it, and when I went into the business it was quite different from other people.”
It was all about getting people to do what you were doing.
I was grooming all of the dogs at the show, and I went out on the show and got the best dogs, and then I took those dogs to the show as well.
“Then, I would go out and get the most popular dogs.”
Peter and Peter Coyo’s love of dogs also inspired him to set up the Dog Show in the 1980s, and the two still do a lot of grooming.
“Peter was a dog groomer, and he was a groomed dog, and Peter was a very good dog groomers, so I was just grooming dogs as well,” Peter continued.
“So we started the Dog and Cat Show, and we were just doing the same thing as we were groomers then.”
As a groomers we were doing what other people were doing.
“Peter has been grooming for over 50 years and has had more than 70 dogs groomed and adopted.
Peter has also had many other clients.”
A lot of people are looking for their own pet and want to do their own dog grooming business, but they’re going to have to go and find a groom for their dog,” Peter explained.”
If they can’t find one then they’ll just get a new dog.
“You can’t just go out there and do your own dog-groom business, you have to have a groom, you need to have the money to get a groom.”
Peter also says he has had clients come to him with unwanted pets, but that they usually found a suitable dog or cat that was suitable for the job.
“They’ll come to me and say, ‘I just want a cat for my dog, but it’s too big for my cat, I don’t know where I’m going to find a cat, it’s just too big.'”
That’s just the way the industry is, there are just too many people out there, and so it’s hard to find them.
“Peter says his business has made him happy, and is happy with the way he has been able to bring in new customers.”
Peter is currently in the process of opening up his first store in Western Australia, with the goal of opening another in New Zealand within a year.””
They just want to have their dog groomed, but now they’re happy with that.”
Peter is currently in the process of opening up his first store in Western Australia, with the goal of opening another in New Zealand within a year.
“People say, well I’m not going to do it for the money, I’m just going to wait it out, and it’s all for the love of the animals, and for me, that’s what I love about it,” Peter coyote said.
Peter is not the only groomer who is happy to see his business grow.
“The other day a client came in and said, ‘It’s a big change for me.
I’m doing my own dog grooming now, I’ve been doing it for 40 years, but I don,t have any money now.’
I was like, ‘Well you have my number, but you’ve got to wait for a dog.'”
That’s what the Dog Trainers Association are here for.
They want the next generation to be groomers,” Peter added.”
To me, it is what it is.
It’s my passion, and if I can help people to have that passion for their pets, then that’s good.
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