Monday, December 12

Start a Dog Walking Business

Start Your Own Dog
Walking Business Today!

Are you ready to put on your running shoes and be the owner of your own amazing dog walking business?

If so, you are at the right place. We will tell you ALL you need to know to start your own business! Best of all...IT IS ALL FREE!!!! That is right. We want you to have all the available, up to date information to help start you start your own dog walking business. We know how hard it is to find all the information you need. We understand the frustration and neck aches while you are browsing for this information all over the web. Now, you can find it ALL right here for free!

We will be discussing all areas of owning your own dog walking business from how to pick your business name, where to get your business license, where to get dog walking insurance, where to get dog walking business forms and much more. So, stayed tuned and check in regularly to see what we have to say.

Even if you already have your own dog walking business, we will still be providing you with very useful business advice. We will be discussing many aspects of advertising with a focus on free and low-cost advertising. So, this is even for you veterans out there.

Sunday, December 11

Job Description

What Does a Dog Walker Do?

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.