14 Dog Walking Skills: Become or Hire a Dog Walker

The practical skills to be a dog walker are to have experience with animals and to use mind and body. Meaning you need to be smart and fit. And you will also need management skills to run a business. Most of the skills that you need for dog walking are also skills that a person needs to look for when…

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Dog Walking Business Cards: How You Can Design Your Own

Don’t pay someone to design your dog walking business cards. Do it yourself. I’ll show you step by step how I designed my dog walking business cards. The process is simple and you can do the same. I also include some graphic design tips at the bottom of the article for any other graphics you will need for your business.


How to Start a Dog Walking Business: Summary, Final Thoughts

How to Start a Dog Walking Business, Part 6 is a summary of the main points from my previous 5 articles. You can use the summary outline as a reference for when you finally decide to start a dog walking business. I also highlight what I believe are the most important points to focus on and I have some final thoughts on having a dog walking and pet sitting business.


Starting a Dog Walking Business Part 5: Testimonials & Management

Starting a Dog Walking Business Part 5 is about getting reviews and testimonials from your clients, and asking them to act as references. I also cover regular management using a spread sheet for client contact info, scheduling and calculating fees owed and paid. Finally, I cover various topics such as hiring walkers, ongoing website concerns, raising rates, and more.