This is part three of building an online presence for your pet service business if you do not have a website. The free Google My Business account makes it very easy for pet owners to find you over your competitors. I cover how to set up the account and give some tips on how to use this free business tool to grow your business.
Having a Facebook business page for your dog walking business is a must if you do not have a website. Ideally, you want a Facebook business page, Google business listing, and a website. I'll cover the last two in future articles, but this article will show you how to create your Facebook business profile. More importantly, I'll show how to setup your business page for the best results.
In researching competition for my dog walking business, I found that many companies are hard to find. Whether it was a search on Google or Yelp, many companies did not appear anyway near the 1st page of results. My website appears on the 1st page of Google for various search terms. I cover all the methods that you should use to have dog owners find you and your business.
Some guidelines on how to schedule your daily dog walking and pet sitting clients to maximize your income. I also have a Google Sheets template with conditional formatting and additional sheets. Besides the walking schedule sheet, I have a weekly $ sheet, client information sheet and a sheet to keep track of your online reviews.
You need to be aware of the things that your dog likes to chew, especially any wild nuts or sticks. There are a number of trees that are highly poisonous to dogs. I found 17 species of trees found in North America that can cause severe reactions or death if your dog eats any part of the tree.
This is the first of many articles about trees and plants that are toxic to dogs. In this article, I list 18 wild plants that can be found in North America and that can cause illness or death in your dog if ingested. I have photos of the plants, basic descriptions to identify the plants and some suggested links and botany books.