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Become A Dog Walker

Do you love dogs and fancy a fun and active career, making money while doing something you really enjoy?

As a self employed dog walker, we will provide the leads for you to follow up. Your enthusiasm, client relationship and friendly nature, together with your own self marketing, will help you generate clients, walks and cash. Once you’ve started, made the connections and met your clients, it’s entirely possible to achieve £21k a year – the more you walk, the more you earn. All supported by the easy brand, with keen, enthusiastic advice, guidance and help from Lucy, the owner and founder of easyDogwalker Please note: you will require a vehicle suitable for the safe transportation of up to 4 dogs at any one time. Have a full, clean driving licence and ideally available weekdays between 10am – 3pm with some occasional evening and weekend cover
  • On acceptance of a new client in your area, arrange an initial free of charge 20 minute consultation with the customer
  • You’ll need to have access to our live database on the go, must be confident with technology and have good customer service and communication skills
  • Review each booking in advance and familiarise yourself with the requirements for that job eg address, access, any behavioural issues and other relevant information provided by the client in their pets registration form and keeping updated with job notes and bookings. You will need a smart phone with data to use on the go and be able to access database via excel
  • Communicate with the dog owner the evening before or morning of the scheduled walk (before 9am) to confirm their booking with an estimated time of arrival
  • Collect dog/s and walk in a location of your choice with or without other dogs you have booked in depending on what the owner has asked for. Please note, the walk itself much be an hour
  • Be prepared to walk dogs in all weather conditions (walks can be called off due to severe weather conditions and alternative care in the clients house carried out)
  • Be mindful of dogs and members of the public’s safety and those around you on dog walks
  • Dispose of dog waste using bio degradable bags in dog waste disposal bins
  • Maintain leadership and control of dogs
  • Understand special requests and conditions for each dog, ensure each dog is getting exercise, love and attention
  • Interact with and stimulate dogs with games, recall, new routes and companions
  • Drop dog/s back and confirm they are home safe with client
  • Wipe paws down, leave in agreed location (for example, in crate or in kitchen with door shut). Refresh water and feed if instructed to do so
  • Send pictures and/or videos of the dogs to the owners and to myself if you believe it would be suitable for use on social media
  • Hand out easyDogwalker business cards when approached and generally represent and promote the service in a positive manor
  • Help encourage more new leads by promoting easyDogwalker in your area of operation with leaflets for example, in local vets and dog friendly cafes etc
  • Sharing easyDogwalker posts on social media
  • Wear provided uniform and make sure car magnets are always visible, reassuring clients and neighbours who you are
  • Send your invoices in at the end of each working month, by email. You will be paid a week in arrears
  • Keeping up with company emails and general administration ie customer queries and work load, planning consultations in around your schedule
  • Keep easyDogwalker up to date with your availability and be able to manage your own schedule. Provide enough notice if you are unable to operate once your work has been allocated. We ask for at least 12 hours notice and it is your responsibility to source cover with another easyDogwalker if you can no longer operate, unless in an emergency of course
  • Candidates must be fit, healthy and have good physical strength
  • Able to handle all breeds, bearing in mind they may not all be well trained and some may be very strong
  • Must be confident with all dogs and have good situation awareness
  • You will have to use your own initiative and interact well with the public
  • You will be representing the easy brand and following our values
  • Having good people’s skills is essential in this job
  • Staying calm when faced with stressful situations is also important
  • If you are interested in day care and boarding (pet sitting) you will need to retain an annual boarding licence from your local council. Please let us know if this is of interest to you.
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