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    How to start a dog walking business?

    Articledog training guidesWednesday 13 July 2011
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    If you enjoy being with your puppy at all times and you have thought thousands of time to quit your job and just stay next to your dog, maybe you should start a dog related business? Owning a dog kennel might be quite big plan but dog walking business might result less complicated!
     
    There are many books and guides on how to start a dog running or dog walking business available on Internet. Each of them highlights the importance of doing something one does enjoy and that anyone could start a dog walking business – of course being a dog lover is a must! You should first try to believe in your business and in your idea. Investigate what competition is there in your town/neighbourhood and try to know if there are people interested in your service. Do not underestimate your value and try to put a reasonable prices for your service – not too high but also not too low!
     
    Advertising your business should be obligatory. Although word of mouth advertising is one of the greatest ways for everyone to know about your business, try to dedicate some time to place ads all over the place and first of all on Internet (on dogsandpuppies you can place your ad for FREE here).
     
    Once you have a few clients, you should think about getting some pet sitting insurance. It’s worth having in case a pet causes bodily injury or property damage while under your care. Also creating a liability form to be signed by dog’s owner is crucial. You can have your dog walking business acompanied by other services such as pet sitting.
     
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