dog walker, finding a dog walker, pet tips

How to find a good dog walker

Your dog is part of your family, so finding a good dog walker is so important. You need to find someone you can trust with your pet, who you know will take good care of them! To help you out, we have some tips for you on finding a good dog walker.

6 tips for finding a dog walker

dog walker, finding a dog walker, pet tips
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References: One of the best ways to find a good dog walker is to ask neighbours, friends and family, if they have someone they suggest. A good reputation can go a long way! If not, make sure to ask the dog walker for their own references you can follow up with.

Insurance: What’s going to happen if your dog gets injured on their walk? It’s important to talk about insurance and if your walker is covered for non-negligent accidents.

First Aid: Many things can happen on a walk that could injure your pet. Check that your dog walker is qualified in pet First Aid so they know what to do if this happens.

Meet & greet: Once you feel you’ve found a good candidate, invite them to meet your dog. It’s very important your dog feels comfortable and likes the person they’ll be spending time with.

Test walk: Another good idea would be to do a test walk with your candidate. This will give you a sense of their chemistry with your dog and if they will be a good fit.

Lay out the rules: Ask where this walker would take your dog, and how long of walks they plan to take. If your dog wouldn’t be comfortable in a dog park, make that clear! It’s your job to look out for your pet.

There your have it! Some helpful tips for finding a dog walker.

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Sep 15, 2016
by Emily Cook