A dog walker basically walks and cares for dogs for a living. You can walk the dog for many different reasons. Let's review the reasons why a client may require your services to help you market your dog walking business.
- Client just bought a new puppy. Puppies can not hold their bladder for more than 4 hours. The client works longer than that and can not make it home during breaks.
- Client works long hours (more than 8) and needs someone to let dog out for a potty break.
- Client works an exhausting job and does not have time nor energy to walk dog.
- Client has physical disabilities preventing them from being able to take the dog for a walk.
- Client has a very hyper, destructive dog. A walk will tire them out and distract them from destruction.
- Client does not want dog confined to a crate entire time they are at work.
- Dog needs medication during the day.
There are probably many more reasons, but these are the most common.
Most dog walkers simply just take the dog for a walk or let the dog out for a potty break. Dog walkers usually take the dog for a walk around the block. It is usually just a single dog. Some will do pack walking (more than one dog at a time).
A dog walker may administer meds or give shots if qualified.
Your client may also like you to give the dog a fresh dish of water and give it some attention.
A nice upsell for a dog walker is pooper scooper. You can offer to clean up the client's yard for an extra fee. Cleaning up after what the dog does while in your care is part of your job.
These items are the norm for dog walkers.
Next time we will discuss how to pick a name for your business.
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