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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.


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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Recently, I had a new sitter of mine comment that she was visiting a client’s home and she noticed a guy parked in an unmarked car on the street outside the house who lingered and made her uncomfortable.

She said I should tell all my new pet sitters to lock the doors after they arrive for the visit.

Makes complete sense.

I guess locking the doors behind me is so automatic that I don’t think to tell my new sitters.

So I started thinking… How many other safety tips do we ourselves do that other pet sitters need to know.

Some pet sitter safety tips that you routinely do yourself may not be so obvious to others.

Here are two safety tips to get us going…

Tip #1: Lock doors after you enter the house.

Tip #2: Carry keys with you at all times during the visit – especially when taking pets out into the yard. Some clients have doors that automatically lock when closed – you don’t want to be locked outside with the pets.

And here are other pet sitter tips that were contributed by APSE members.

Tip #3: Keep cell phone with you–do not leave it in the car.

Tip #4: If a parked car, or pedestrian, seem out of place, don’t stop the car. Circle the block.

Tip #5: Carry some sort of ID on your person–not just in your wallet (usually left in the car).

Tip #6: Learn to dia l000 on your particular phone without having to look at the keypad.

Tip #7: Locate where the landline phones are in the client’s home (if they have one).

Tip #8: If you will be walking dogs after dark, invest in a leashlight, or some reflective wrist/ankle bands if you don’t wear reflective clothing.

Tip #9: We personally DO NOT walk dogs after dark. In the evening I take another person with me even if they just sit in the car… just in case.

Tip #10: I also do this when I do meet and greets…my sons or husband sits in the car..which also helps me keep the meeting to a minimum. (I know this not an option for every sitter)

Tip #11: I also make sure to leave the address and phone number on my dry erase board if I have to go make a visit alone and the time or times that I will be there and if my family doesn’t hear back from me within a certain amount of time they call or text me to make sure I am ok… if I don’t answer within a certain time they have been instructed to contact the police. I have had my husband text me during a visit because I got to chatting with the client and I forgot to text my husband to let him know I was still at the client’s home..so the text came through and I excused myself and explained to the client that my husband was just checking on me since I wasn’t back home when I told him I would be home…

Tip #12: Make sure alarm companies are notified of any sits.

Tip #13: All keys should remain clipped to the uniform.

Tip #14: Have a business id on hand in the event of any law enforcement interactions.

Tip #16: Remove business signs during sits (we used magnetic on car).

Tip #17: Carry pepper spray or dog deterrent in the event of a dog attack.

Help Your Fellow Pet Sitters By Adding Other Safety Tips

Leave a comment below with a safety tip or two other pet sitters need to know.

BONUS: There will be a download, editable fact sheet / tip sheet available in the APSE Members Area so that you can easily give this to new sitters as you bring them into your business.

Thank you to all the APSE members who shared their valuable tips for this article.