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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.

0428568852     www.pettaxi.net.au          email kimberlyelford@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Walking Service in Hobart – Kingston – Lenah valley sandy bay and north Hobart

For Experienced Dog walking/ Dog walker Hobart,Kingston,Lenah Valley,Kingston,Sandy Bay and North &South Hobart 0428 568 853 

Explore, Discover and Enjoy!

My little sheltie Paw client paces the floor and spins with anticipation whenever she sees me coming up their front yard, she circles by my feet, tail wagging.  Once I grab for the little plastic bag, she knows…We’re going for a walk!

Dogs need daily walks, not only for exercise, but to be social and knowledgeable about the world around them.  A fenced back yard may provide a place to run and accessibility to fresh air, but in reality, the yard is just an extension of the house.  Like walls, tall fences, bushes, and trees keep them sheltered from the world. A variety of sounds and activity can be heard but not seen. They don’t see the other dogs out for walks, the neighbors walking by or the children out playing. Within the confines of their yard they may never see a cat, or types of plants that is not within the space.

Hearing sounds or detecting scents that cannot be seen and explored can lead to frustration and result in unsociable behavior like excessive barking or unnecessary digging.  Being left alone indoors for long stretches in time my result in excessive chewing and destructive behavior out of boredom.  An unsocialized dog can become aggressive, possessive of their territory and fearful of the unknown.  One walk a day will provide much needed exercise and social interaction.

The everyday walks do not need to be long but should be consistent. While walking your dog you may discover the unexpected.  You might uncover an unforeseen joy in walking in a misty summer rain or find that walking in the sunshine an absolute joy.  While slowly strolling with your pup you may see the beauty in the colors of the season or meet a new neighbor.On days you are unable to walk, or at times you need to be away from home for long periods during the day, you may want to explore the option of hiring a pet sitter/dog walker.  A professional dog walker can provide a daily walk and maintain the daily routine in your absence.  Your pup will make a new friend, and, at the end of the day when you will return home, greet you with a wagging tail.How does your dog show you they want to go for a walk? The puppy, leash in mouth, gazing up with hopeful eyes may not be exact image your pup recreates but dogs certainly know how to make their wishes known. What is the best part about taking a leisurely walk?  Leash your pup, then go out and discover the answer together!
For professional dog walking in the Greater Hobart area call the pet services the vets trust and use Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet services 0428 568 852

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Dog Walking Hobart Hobart dog walker available in the Hobart area.For all your Dog walking needs in Hobart call Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services.I can walk your dogs for you if you are elderly,disabled and just have a busy busy life style and need your paw family member walked.I walk a guys dog on a regular basis who is in a wheel chair and an elderly lady who has a bad knee I walk her 2 dogs regularly.I also walk a families dog who has a thriving business and just do not have the time.Other jobs I do is walk dogs for people while they are holidays..I also take a lady who is 83 and her elderly dog who is 13 to the dog beach at Kingston 4 times a week so they may both still enjoy a walk together on the beach  as she is unable to drive anymore,This is one of my favorite jobs as I get to hear all her fascinating life stories that she enjoys to tell me.

I am an experienced dog walker and I am a Dogs Home volunteer Dog walker a committee member for the kingborough Dog Walking Association and a Hobart dog walking Association member as well as the Huonville dog walking association member So Yes I am into Dog Walking and enjoy it as much as the dogs do.I have completed a dog handlers coarse and a doggy massage coarse as some dogs like to have a 5 minute massage after their walk actually they love it.I have walked pullers ,big dogs and little dogs.Dogs that have never been walked before and need to be taught.I do the Hobart area including north and south and West Hobart Lenah Valley and Mount Stuart,Sandy Bay.The Kingborough council area and some of the Clarence areas and always looking for other people in other areas who would like to walk for us so we can expand our areas.So next time you want your dogs walked call me Kimberly from Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services and see what I can offer you and your paw family member on 0428 568 852

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Dog Walking Service Hobart!

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 Hobart 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 Hobart area.

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

  • I am a committee member of the Kingborough Dog walking Association.
  • I  am a member of the Hobart Dog walking association
  • I have completed a dog handlers coarse
  • I do volunteer dog walking for the Dogs home in Hobart on a weekly basis.
  • I 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.
  • I have walked dogs for all sorts of people and reasons
  • I have a affection for Dogs in a Big way.I Just LOVE them
  • I walk the dogs myself as well as my team members who are also In the dog walking associations.
  • 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.
  • I think that Dogs are Pawriffic

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

                   I love my Dog and I will love yours Too!