Does anyone do dog walking as a job?

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27 Oct 2019, 8:32 am

How do you find it? I'm looking at some online courses.



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27 Oct 2019, 10:17 am

My sister is more Aspie than me. She cannot handle a regular office job. She has been doing dog walking for years.

Instead of looking for an online course, why not just read up on how other people run dog walking businesses and how they find clients?

https://www.petsit.com/dog-walking-4-ti ... is-service
https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/star ... hould-know
https://www.timetopet.com/blog/the-cost ... g-business
https://www.thedogsside.com/store-1/3by ... gL5t_D_BwE
https://wagwalking.com/dog-walker?sourc ... gLm9_D_BwE



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27 Oct 2019, 11:25 am

FletcherArrow wrote:
My sister is more Aspie than me. She cannot handle a regular office job. She has been doing dog walking for years.

Instead of looking for an online course, why not just read up on how other people run dog walking businesses and how they find clients?

https://www.petsit.com/dog-walking-4-ti ... is-service
https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/star ... hould-know
https://www.timetopet.com/blog/the-cost ... g-business
https://www.thedogsside.com/store-1/3by ... gL5t_D_BwE
https://wagwalking.com/dog-walker?sourc ... gLm9_D_BwE


Wow, thank you for the links!

If I were to pursue this I would also be interested in getting certified.

Does your sister like it as a job?



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27 Oct 2019, 11:50 am

Why would you want to get certified in walking dogs when there is not certifying authority?


My sister loves dog walking. I may love my sister but she is socially impaired and cannot really work in an office with other people

She LOVES walking dogs



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27 Oct 2019, 12:41 pm

FletcherArrow wrote:
Why would you want to get certified in walking dogs when there is not certifying authority?


My sister loves dog walking. I may love my sister but she is socially impaired and cannot really work in an office with other people

She LOVES walking dogs


I would want the client to know that I took the welfare of their pet seriously.

It seems like a good job for some aspies.



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27 Oct 2019, 4:43 pm

domineekee wrote:
FletcherArrow wrote:
Why would you want to get certified in walking dogs when there is not certifying authority?


My sister loves dog walking. I may love my sister but she is socially impaired and cannot really work in an office with other people

She LOVES walking dogs


I would want the client to know that I took the welfare of their pet seriously.

It seems like a good job for some aspies.



It is a great job for aspies. Let your reputation and your 'energy' convey that you genuine care about their dog



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27 Oct 2019, 4:49 pm

I looked after my uncles dog last year and it hid under the bed. I was completely freaked out until I found it, so I think that a course would be good idea. I'll try and convey that feeling, thanks.