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Dog walking service that is reliable servicing the Greater Hobart region as well as the Houn Valley.To find out more go to www.pettaxi.net.au Ph 0428568852

Dog walking gum tree & internet adds An insight to dog walking by a reputable professional pet care company

So you want to be a dog walker?

How we accumulate our clients mostly is when they are at their wits end and they have been left in the lurch had their time wasted by so called unprofessional people who think that dog walking would be  fun & easy money. All clients want is a reliable service that will turn up and walk their dogs. Rain hail or shine.You also do not have to mind picking up other peoples dogs poo.

Let me tell you dog walkers earn every cent they make & should be respected. When most people want to pay you to walk a dog it is not because the dogs are easy to walk believe me. Most clients have big pully,unruly dogs who are dog aggressive not trained to leash walk ect.To be pulled around by a big pully or small pully dog trying to control them for a full 1/2  hour or full hour is not fun. We trail and test walkers over a 2 week period.

The drop out rate is incredible. In 5 years I have found 4 regular reliable people who walk dogs all day. This would be out of close to a hundred that we have interviewed and started to trial. Not only have they wasted my time but have wasted the time of my dedicated team who help along the way with the process. To give help them the so called easy making money job of their dreams.

Some of these advertised dog walkers on gum tree and other employment internet sites.

Always make me laugh or smile with yeah right when I see them advertise walking your dog for $5 or $10 per hour  for  2 dogs $12 to $18 and then they offer a price for 3 or 4 not only is this unprofessional as it is against the law in the dog act to walk more than 2 dogs at a time If you are going to work with dogs you should know the council rules and regulations of how many dogs is acceptable to walk at each time.If you want a career in dog walking know your subject.

Not only that but it is also not safe to walk more than 2 dogs at a time not just for the walker but the dogs as well.

Dog walkers have to be alert at all the times & be aware of their environment & surrounds around them and make sure they have a firm hold on the leash at all times. Not only would multiple dogs get tangled up and cause you to trip up, maybe a little dog fight might happen between the dogs you are walking .

How are you going to control this with multiple dogs on hand. If they see a cat and the dog/s bolt out to chase it not only would this pull the walker over and cause injury to the walker more than likely they would let go of the leash and therefore set your dogs free. What a disaster. Not only do they have to get one dog back but 3 or 4 no thanks it’s an impossible ask.

If you are thinking of a career in dog walking go to the dogs home and volunteer to walk dogs for them go through the rules and safety regulations of how to safely walk a dog. Then walk dogs for them 5 to 7 days straight for a month. I always say if you can walk a dogs home dog you can walk anything.

If you have lasted and still love it after a month then you are ready to be a good dedicated dog walker. If you do please call me because you are a rare individual that is for sure and we can do with you on our team.

Not only that dog walking is 7 days a week clients do not want you to just walk week days but weekends too and there is no penalty rates.

It is not a 9 to 5 job some of our walkers start walking in the dark am and finish in the dark pm especially in the winter months,

They run from one job to another all day every day.

You must also provide insurance as once money changes hands for a service of any kind you are liable/sueable for any mishaps or accidents that may occur whilst you are walking clients dogs,These can be dog fights not just by the dog you are walking but some other dog attacking your clients dog,if you lose a dog or a dog gets run over.You must protect yourself and your clients from anything that may arise.

Some clients do contact you to walk their dogs as they are time poor and do not have time to walk or they are elderly or disable,Not all dogs are hard to walk but if you want to be a successful dog walking service you can not pick and choose or you will not make money.

Expenses & tools you need to run a successful dog walking business is insurance,dog leads and haltis,dog coats of various sizes for bad weather,petrol money to get from one job to another,old towels to dry the dogs off.Lots of treats of course all dogs love to get a treat’.

A good hat, sunglasses,2 very good all weather coats/Jackets with a hood,2 pairs of water proof pants, Gloves with good gripping on the palm side a Beanie and most important good and supportive walking shoes.

Also patience lots of patience not just for dogs but starting a business such as dog walking is slow and you may not get a job for months and then only a holiday walk and then nothing else. If you want to start off with clientele asap you need to call us as we can give you work straight away and you do not need to take on the burdens of running a business

The Pro’s of dog walking are

You get to meet lovely people who adore their dogs

You get to meet some awesome dogs and bond with them naughty and good, but the naughty ones are just as lovable as the good you will see, Exercise and fitness.

  RESPECT

So next time you see a professional dog walker out and about walking dogs for a job have a respect for what they do they deserve it and the dogs & owners love them too!

If you are looking for walkers who are dedicated and we have trailed and tested them so you do not have to go through the disappointment. Let us take the worry out of that and do the hard work for you so you may get the dog walker you and your dog deserves!

 Jobs                                                                                                                                                         If you are serious about becoming a dog walker contact us and we can have a chat and if you are suitable we can train and trial you.

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Launceston Dog walking Launceston Dog Walking in Launceston Suburbs

Launceston Dog walking Launceston Dog Walking in Launceston Suburbs.Is your dog/s bored,digging or barking all day.We can fix that by walking your dogs for you Launceston   call 0428 568 852 today and meet with a dog walker /carer

About Dog Walking!

Every dog loves a walk and also needs one.Here at Kimberly’s Pet taxi and Services we will walk your dog for you in the Launceston area.You may be unable to walk your dogs through sickness or maybe a disability or going away on holiday and some times our lifestyles are just to hectic and we do not have the time to But still want our best friends to have the walk and exercise they need and deserve.We walk dogs in suburbs across                                          The greater  Launceston area.

W have walked many dogs and We have had lots of Experience at walking dogs.

  • We meet with you and your Dog before we commence a walking session so you can meet who will be walking your much loved family member for you.
  • We have walked dogs for all sorts of people and reasons
  • W have a affection for Dogs in a Big way.We JusLOVE them
  • I walk the dogs myself as well as my team members
  • This is a one on one dog walking experience I do not walk more than one dog at a time unless from the same family.
  • 1/2 an hour to an hour walks for your furry family member
  • We think that Dogs are Pawriffic

So if you need help walking your fur child Give us a call at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services.

                   We love our Dogs and We will love yours Too!        

Dogs on the Domain!

KANE YOUNG   |   October 10, 2011 12.01am

FROM sizeable samoyeds to tiny three-legged terriers, hundreds of hounds took their owners out on the town for yesterday’s Dogs on the Domain day.

Run by the Hobart City Council in conjunction with the Hobart Dog Walking Association, the Dogs’ Home of Tasmania and the Hobart Canine Obedience Club, Dogs on the Domain is a popular annual event which gives dogs the chance to make new furry friends while their owners get the latest information, products and services from a range of stallholders.

Yesterday’s event kicked off with a massive group walk (either 1.3km or 2.8km) around the Domain, with each registered pooch receiving a doggy bag full of goodies and the chance to win a professional photography session.

The ever-popular pet parade and fancy dress competition also attracted many entries.

The Hobart Canine Obedience Club held agility, obedience and flyball demonstrations throughout the day, while local dog listener Merry Conway was on hand to give owners handy hints for getting their unruly pets to behave.

Information from this article from mercury Newspaper  Hobart Tasmania on 10/10/2011

Pet Taxi – Dog Walking – Pet sitting – House sitting – Dog Minding – Pet Friendly Acommodation Hobart & surrounds!

Pet Taxi – Dog Walking – Pet sitting – House sitting – Dog Minding – Pet Friendly Acommodation Hobart & surrounds!

With Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Services!

At Kimberly’s Pet Taxi we do not only help you transport your pets we also offer the following services’

  • Dog walking this is exclusive only one dog at a time unless they are from the same family we do not mass or group walk your dog deserves all of our attention and we want to provide that for you and your dog.

We do in your home house and pet sitting this service is for the protection of your home and pets have an experienced house sitter with police checks, live in your house while you are away and look after everything for you this is a great way to have a stress free holiday.


  • WE also do house visits while you are away We can come and visit your dogs in their yard feed them make sure they have fresh water take them for a walk.Bring in your mail and water your garden if need be,This is an hourly rate and we are there for a min of 1 hour and longer depending on what is required.


  • Exclusive in my home Dog Minding only one families dog at a time.If your dog lives or sleeps inside they can at my place too.If they sleep on or in a bed they can at my house too.Daily walks they become part of our family.Large fully fenced yard we call this free range holidays for Fido.  Your Dogs home away from home!


  • Want to go on holidays and take your dogs on holiday with you!

We operate an affordable pet friendly accommodation opposite a dog  friendly beach & jetty a clean, quality 2 bedroom holiday home that will sleep 6 and is fully self contained.With all Austar channels.Awesome water and mountainous views right out of a  post book early and enjoy a family    holidays.So now you can take your dogs on holiday with you!

Then their is our Pet Taxi fitted out to pet transport regulations an air conditioned quality pet transport to the Vets-Groomers-Kennels=Airports We do state wide-Australia wide and world wide travel arrangements have your pets greeted at their flights destination and taken where they need to be.This van has business registration and is fully insured for this type of business.Which means a Quality expert pet taxi pet transport service.

So whether you need your pet transported-Your house & pets minded for protection for stress free holidays-OR you need your pets visited while you are away and feed,given fresh water and played with- Or Your dogs need to be walked-May be you want to go on holidays with your Dogs.Never fear Kimberly’s Pet Taxi  is here to help you!


Phone 0428 568 852  or click  on     www.pettaxi.net.au

 

Dogs Day OUT Rosny Park

Kimberly’s Pet taxi went to Dogs Day out Today what a very well organized dogs event.Well done Clarence Council.I arrived quite early so Pet Taxi got a great spot so every one could see the Taxi and how professional that it is and how pretty.They had all sorts of stalls there Including My favorite organization The Dogs Home with a adoption Parade of lovely doggies waiting for a nice family to give them a home,Such a great cause and work these people do,also  James Hydro bath and groomers that come to you.Lots of treats including pup cakes.Best friends Kennel facilities and groomers.Parties for pets wow.Dogs sunglasses and clothes,Hobart dog walking society was there, sausage sizzle,coffee sandwiches and lots of human food just not all for the dogs.There were dogs all shapes and sizes and colors.This was a great day out for all.They had agility demonstrations and lots of competitions like the largest dog the smallest dog the dog that could do more tricks and so on I heard a little boy go up and ask the organizer if they had a competition for the oldest dog,he was so cute.I donated a stay on my dog friendly accommodation on Bruny Island.The smartest dog won that.There family was so Happy and will be booking in soon.Giving away that prize was so worth it when you see the joy that it brings.I bumped into old friends and new friends  and I met some great people and there dogs.I loved it and so did the dogs and humans alike.Thank you Clarence council for putting on such a good day I applaud the good work that you had done!

So if you missed out this year come join every one next year you will not be disappointed.I gave out 100 doggy treats freebies bags to some great dogs and there owners.

See you next year at dogs day out!

This was the sort of day that Kimberly’s pet taxi and services really enjoys.

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Dog walker Hobart and kingbourgh Area

WANT YOUR DOGS WALKED BY AN EXPERIENCED DOG WALKER WELL YOU HAVE FOUND ME KIMBERLY FROM KIMBERLY’S PET TAXI AND SERVICES!I am a Hobart/Kingborough dog walking association committee member as well as a Volunteer Hobart dogs home walker.I love all dogs and i will love yours too!

So if you need your dogs walked  and are unable or have a busy lifestyle let me help you with that.I can take them for a walk down to Dru point off leash exercise park or on and around the beach.Play fetch with your dog what ever makes you and your dog happy!

So if and when you need my services give me a call and we can have a chat and find out what you want and your pet needs and come up with a plan.

Call me on 0428 568 852 or look me up & read about my services on the menu bar at top of this page.

I look forward to hearing from you and spending time with your four legged family member.Just another service bought to you from Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Services!