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…
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.
You can create your own dog walker logo and I’ll show you how. I talk about my current logo and describe how I designed it, and it was unbelievably easy. I also show two earlier designs that I didn't like, as well as my original logo from when I launched my website.
I created a dog walker flyer template using Canva.com and Google Docs. I have links where you can edit it for your business details and then save and print them. I also have some tips on the design of the flyers, printing them and where to post them around your neighborhood.
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 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.