Tips

  • Research the competition
  • Write a business plan first – before you do anything else!
  • Decide on what services you want to offer
  • Get insurance
  • Get trained in Pet First Aid
  • Take obedience training to learn the basics
  • Get a police check
  • Download the Dog Walker Starter Kit now for all forms, waivers etc
  • Set up your website and advertising campaign – get your clients in the door!
  • Set up a schedule
  • Know your clients and dogs – don’t take just any dog – get to know them first!
  • Always do a client meeting first
  • Have the proper equipment – van, phone, first aid kit, backpack, outdoor gear, portable water dishes and water, extra leashes, collars.
  • Be inĀ  good physical fitness; dog-walking is strenuous
  • Don’t let the dog off the leash until you have really gotten to know them and they listen well to you