For those of us who are unable to walk our dogs regular due to either illness or tight work regime, you can always hire a Dog Walker to do that on your behalf. A Dog Walker's profession is that involves a person walking with a dog. The dog is usually taken from from the dog's home and then returning the dog back to its home. Many individuals do this to earn a part time income while there are actual companies that supply persons to walk your dog.
What To Know When Dog Is To Be Walked.
Remember that these person who come to you to walk your dog are actually doing a job which you are paying them for. You must know if your dog is being walked individually or in groups. Remember not all types of Dogs love to socialize so close to each other. You must know the general route taken when your Dog is being walked. Some states require that before a person can engage in a Dog Walking Business, they must be licensed and have animal first-aid-trained employees.
Having someone walk your dog is actually a very good thing, it helps in keeping your dog healthy by doing these walking exercises. This helps to increase blood flow in your dog and even allows your dog to live longer years. Many dog owners simply bath, groom and feed their dogs and the whole thing about exercise is out of the question. Remember your dog loves to walk run and do just about any type of movement activity.
Some dog walkers do go the distance literally and will take your dog for some long walks and jogs too. Dog walkers also ensure that the animal is properly hydrated if out for long walks on very hot days. When choosing the right Dog Walker, you have to look at the persons physical attributes, as this is also critical in physically controlling the animals. Dog Walkers should have good animal training skills and exercise authority over the dogs they are in control of. Remember that your dog may not be the only dog being walked, the dog walker may have up to six dogs walking or more at the same time. He may have to deal with Dog fights and even the freedom runners. The freedom runner is any dog that has gotten away from the walker. The Dog walker would then have to catch that Dog before anything happens to it. Being strong and having physical stamina is necessary in this career.
Typical Dog Walker Requirements
Good Coordinating Skills
- Remember that the dog walker will be picking up and dropping off to various owners who are expecting their pets to be back with them at various times. The Dog walkers needs to coordinated these pick ups and drop offs properly.
- Remember that the walker will be walking dogs of various sizes and breeds. He/She must be able to control from large to small dogs. He /She will need to be skilled in properly restraining animals.
Has to be a potty picker
- A dog walker also needs to clean up after the dog.
Must Love Animals
- This has to be a must, he must show some sort of love towards the animals that is being put in his /her care. You will not know this right off the bat because anyone can say nice things about an animal initially. Time will tell if that person really loves animals and then you can decide if that person should continue to walk your dog.