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Become a Professional Dog Walker It seems that many people have a misconception that walking dogs for a living is all fun and games. Dog walkers can make their own schedules, wear what they want to wear, and they spend their days walking around or visiting parks with dogs. In truth, walking dogs isn't as easy as just grabbing a leash and making flyers to get customers. Here's are some tips about how you can begin a rewarding career as a dog walker. The best way to prepare for a career in dog walking is to complete training and receive certification. Not only will this teach you the ropes of the business, it will ensure customers that you can be trusted with their canine companions. There are several reputable organizations that train and certify dog walkers. One of the better known dog industry trainers is Dog Tec, which provides education in dog training, walking, sitting and other types of services. Dog Tec holds a number of workshops and talks throughout the United States. The Dog Tec Dog Walking Academy is a four-day intensive training program that teaches participants about dog behavior, health issues, pack management and the in's and out's of starting your own business. Dog insurance is important for dog walkers, sitters and trainers. If you or one of the pets you are working with is injured on the job, insurance will keep you safe from liability. Reputable dog walker insurance programs include Pet Sitters Associates, Mouer-Foster Kennel Pro, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International. Getting insurance is a critical aspect to starting a dog walking business... don't start one without insurance! People who don't yet wish to start a dog walking business of their own may wish to work for someone else first. It's almost always better to learn the ropes from another expert, and by working for an established dog walking service, the dog walker doesn't need to worry about insurance, bonding, or even forming company. It's also a good way to meet potential future clients. If someone doesn't have the desire to manage a company on his or her own, it's a great idea to work with someone else. There are far fewer hassles, and the dog walker can focus strictly on walking dogs. In addition, when you work for someone else, you don't have to worry about bringing in new clients either. To find a job, you can visit the website of local dog walkers and send the business owner an email if you don't see a job listing. You can also search on sites like Monster.com and even Craigslist. Dog walking can be extremely dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. This is especially true in large cites like New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and others, where, no matter which route you choose for the dogs, there will be a high density of people walking around and many cars, trucks, and speeding bikes. You should get clothes that help you stand out. Brightly colored clothes are good, especially when they have reflective patches. A reflective jacket will also suffice, especially at night. You should also be sure to carry a flashlight - just in case.
Once you've become trained, certified, and insured, you are ready to start walking dogs! Finding clients in is surprisingly easy. You can post ads on Craigslist, put fliers on community bulletin boards, or ask friends and family members to spread the word on your new business. Make sure to get references from new clients, and that will help you bring in other clients. Don't forget to create a website for your business and you shouldn't skimp on that! Dog walking is a great profession, and there are many ways in which you can become a professional dog walker, whether you want to start your own service or work for an established company. Call 555-555-5555 and ask about getting a free trial walk or visit WALK