Dog Walking Employment: Find a Job!

DogWalker.comIf you love spending time with dogs and have a lot of free time in the middle of the day or on the weekends, dog walking could be an excellent job for you. You get plenty of exercise, can hang out outside all day, and get to spend time with lots of dogs. If you are looking for a dog walking position, there are a few ways to go about it.

The first thing to try is to become an employee of an existing dog walking business. Check out pet shops or pet daycare centers in your area that offer dog walking services. They might be hiring and will offer you a position. Even if you don’t see an advertisement for a dog walker job, ask if they’re hiring.

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If you have difficulty finding employment with an established dog walking business, consider starting one on your own. Start small by printing fliers and business cards to hang on community bulletin boards and slip in the mailboxes of neighbors who have dogs. You should also start talking about your plans to start a dog walking business with family and friends. It is easier to start your business by working for people who already know and trust you. Then you can count on them to help spread the word about your new venture and the stellar service you offer.

If you decide to start your own business, one of the first things to think about is how much money you want to charge to walk dogs. Look at dog walking ads posted by others in your neighborhood to get an idea of the going rate. Resist the urge to undercharge because it might make people think your service is lacking. If you provide great service, are good to the dogs, and find the right price point for your service, you will be working as a successful dog walker in no time.

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