If you don’t have the time to get out with your dog and enjoy walks in Parkdale, don’t let your dog miss out! There are plenty of professional dog walking services in most communities which offer semi regular or regular dog walking. If your dog must be left alone for 8 or more hours per day, consider using a dog walking service, and/or enrolling them in a doggie daycare at least twice a week. Not only will your dog will appreciate the social interaction with humans and dog playmates; it breaks the monotony of their day, and gives them something to look forward to.
Why is walking a dog so important?
Socializing your canine companion with a dog walker and other canines is very important and should be started as young as possible. By being away from it’s home, a dog will learn social skills and manners around other people and dogs. In doing so, it can help prevent certain aggression problems later on.
Regular and daily dog walks, even if the follow a predictable path, will enliven your dog!
Dogs that do not get a change in the environment frequently enough can become depressed. A depressed dog can develop anxiety which can lead to behavior problems. Believe it or not, regular and daily dog walks, even if the follow a predictable path, will enliven your dog! It will be using all of it’s senses to its fullest ability thus exercising its mind as well as its muscles.
All dogs need exercise every day, even the smallest breeds need to have a daily workout of their little legs. The larger a dog is, generally the more exercise it will need. There are working breeds, however, that are deceptively small but needs loads of exercise. A qualified dog walker can properly assess the amount of exercise required by your dog or puppy.
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Dog Information - How to Find a Good Dog Walker?
Dog walking as a business is very popular in many areas, especially in towns and cities where people can't get home in the afternoons to let their dogs out. Dog walking appeals to many young people who may have some extra time on their hands and who are in good physical shape for walking dogs.
In most cases the people who need a dog walker work long hours and their dogs may be indoor dogs who can't go outside on their own. The dogs may be stuck in the house with no one to check on them all day or, in some cases, the dog may be crated. (Some dogs may have to be crated if they chew and destroy things in the house when they are left alone, for instance.) A dog walker can be in great demand in these circumstances.
If you are interested in starting a dog walking business there is not a large initial outlay of funds. You will need to be sure that you are insured, especially for the loss of one of your client's dogs or in case a dog that you are walking should bite someone. You can check with Pet Sitters Associates, LLC and Pet Sitters International regarding insurance. You do not have to be a member of Pet Sitters Associates, LLC to purchase insurance through them but you do have to be a member of PSI in order to purchase insurance.
You will also need some basic office supplies (even if you don't have an office) such as an appointment book and perhaps business cards. You may also want to have some invoices or sales receipts for your clients.
You should probably write up a simple contract to use with your clients. The contract should explain what your services will be and how much and when your clients will pay you. You may be able to find similar contracts already on the Internet.
Before you begin accepting clients you should also check to see if your state requires you to get business license. You should also talk to an accountant to see how your business should be set up financially. Finally, you will need to call your state's Department of Revenue to find out if you will need to tax your services. If you do, then you will need to pass these taxes on to your clients and report the taxes to the state each quarter.
If you plan to have other people working for you then you will need to be bonded. This will protect you in case someone working for you should take something from a client's home.
You can determine your rates by finding out what your competition is charging. In the beginning you will probably want to charge a little less in order to try to encourage customers to give you a try. Dog walking is usually charged according to time increments. You may also offer a monthly discount for people who sign up for an entire month from you in advance.
You may want to consider doing some advertising. This will help increase your business. At the very least you should put up your business card in vet offices, groomer salons, pet supply stores and other places where dog owners tend to visit. You should also consider writing up a press release about your new business and sending it to the local newspapers. Finally, it's a good idea to create a nice web site about your business, especially if you can create one that looks good.
Apartment Dogs - Tips To Making Life Easier!
The professional canine walker earns a good wage by just walking dogs or by just by looking after them at the owner's house. Though it's job description is simple yet it is a great service for some people that really love animals particularly dogs in general. It is not a demeaning work or job and it is a very gratifying work for anyone. Through walking the dogs of other people you are pursuing your passion through this work. It is also one way of training your canine and providing dog socialization.
And aside from it's financial rewards to work as a dog professional walker can be very enjoyable and relaxing. You will have the experience of walking along the woods, beaches, parks and even around the neighborhood. The pay range is quite good and sometimes from US $6 to $10 or even much higher for just 30 minutes up to 1 hour walk with the dogs. Some of the walkers like to go for the pack taking and walking out several dogs at a time. But this can be possible if the owners like the idea of encouraging dog socialization with some other dogs and thus these dogs will gain new canine friends.
The professional canine walker may get dog walking assignments when they know many people that have dogs which need to be walk.This works well for those owners that do not have enough time for this task for just some money for it. And this is also works well for those older persons who cannot walk their dogs but are hiring dog walkers to do it daily or two times a week if it is necessary.
Some other clients may also include the persons who are not able to walk their dogs because of ailments or some injuries. And those people who go on vacations or have some work assignments in foreign places and that are really in need of dog walkers for their own canine. Walking and running around some places with the dog walkers provide dogs their needed dog socialization.
There are many owners who like this better -to get dog walkers instead of letting them stay in some kennel or just get some canine sitters when they do not have time to do the walking with their own dogs. They will request the professional sitters to come to their house and guard their canine as well as lead them to walk for their exercise. This is to be done when the owner knows the canine sitter very well to trust his home and his canine to it's sitter.
To be able to have good dog socialization with the canine to look after the sitter must get some information about the dog from it's owner. And likewise the dog owner will also get some advice from the dog sitter about his experiences in some dogs that he has looked after. This way the owner will be able to get some important tips and may apply it to his canine.
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