Setting Dog Walker Rates

By George Dodson

Most people like animals. If you have a similar liking, then you must have had a few. I used to have a dog Dogs make great company. As the years go by, they grow in you.

Caring for our animals is our obligation out of the love we have for them. For this reason, we need to ensure they are clean, healthy and well fed. No matter what kind of animal you own, all this is part of loving it.

Many people own pets for the sake of their interaction. Some people find pleasure in working with animals and make it a career

One of the areas available to pet lovers is the dog walking business.

Dog walkers take clients dogs for a walk on a daily basis. The dog can be exercised on either brisk or scenic walks.For animal lovers this is great.

Starting this business takes little but the outcome is great. As some people are unable to walk their dogs; they pay big for someone to do it instead. You can even hire dog walkers to do the job and you manage them.

You can also choose the type of dog walking business that suits you. Do you prefer either walking a group of dogs or a single one at a go?

You can diversify to offer other services as massage, grooming or training on obedience.

Pricing is crucial in this business. How is the fee set?

Walking dogs in a city having 10 to 150 thousand people is standardized as follows.

For ½ hour, the cost is 15 to 20 dollars. If you are going to walk for 1 hour, the price is 20 to 30 dollars. The above pricing is for a single dog, an additional dog fetches half of the deal.

The rate differs if there with the walking distance, the type of walk and if the dog is to be offered treats along the way. The rate also varies with the number of dogs.

Other services offered need a work out on an individual basis.

Ensure that you are working costs upfront while dealing with walking dogs especially with additional costs.

You can get good returns on walking dogs if you happen to love pets. Some people pay generously for you to walk their dogs as they do not have the time to do so. To them it is a valuable service. For you it can be a lucrative service as well as an enjoyable one.

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