Part 2 of setting up a dog walking business covers setting up your business similar to other dog walking and pet sitting businesses that service your area. You want to research what they charge for services and see what kind of experience and certifications they have. Basically, make your rates competitive and look into getting similar certifications, experience, and reviews.
I will go over how to start a dog walking business and some of the things you need to think about before you start. You need to decide what other services other than dog walking to offer: pet sitting, boarding, pet taxi, etc. I also cover deciding the hours you are willing and able to work, and determining the size of your service area.
Many people seem confused about the definitions of dog walking vs. pet sitting vs boarding, etc. Most of the confusion is from people who own dogs and are not sure what they need or even which services are available to them. You will have a complete understanding of all dog and pet services when you are done reading this article.
Dog Walking Safety Tips In the 10 years that I have been walking dogs, there have been sudden events that could have ended badly for the dog, myself or both of us. Luckily all went well, but it could have easily gone the other way. Some of the things are common, and some rare, but they all involve two things: lack…
Learn why the Easy Walk Harness is the easiest and simplest training tool that I’ve found for walking difficult dogs. I'll explain how to put it on, how to use it to control dogs that pull and how that helps train your dog at the same time.
I mention the various types of links that I have found useful as both a pet owner and a pet service provider. I list sites where you can search for a pet service provider, pet adoption, pet-friendly hotels and rentals, pet forums and pet photography sites. I hope you find them useful!