To get a better understanding of the problem space, I kicked off my research by talking to potential users. I used SurveyMonkey to build out a list of questions to ask pet owners and took to Reddit and other platforms to spark a discussion with respondents.
193 respondents and various threads helped to identify the key problems owners faced with managing their dog's health and activity.
“Organizing walk schedule around our schedule”
“Managing her routine with others in my household.”
“Keeping to the exercise schedule when busy and/or tired.”
“Coordinating care throughout family.”
"Finding time for walks"
"Co-ordinating care with other family members."