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10 Ways to Become a Successful Dog Walker

How to start and grow your dog-walking business. Being a dog walker and starting a dog walking business are not easy, but if you love dogs and have the drive and commitment to work toward building a business, it may just be the job for you. Ted Terroux, owner of Ted... more


Best Trails for Dog Walks by State

Find your next favorite walking spot with this handy guide of the top dog-friendly hike and bike trails by state. Like me, my pup can get a little restless. After a long winter of quick walks and cold paws, there’s nothing quite like stretching our legs and heading out on... more


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Do you let people pet the dogs you're walking?

The owners said that their dogs are really friendly and they stop to let people pet them all the time when they're walking. The dogs definitely are friendly, but I feel like it's maybe unprofessional of a dog walker to stop and talk to people, and also I... more


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Can I get some assistance?

Hello all! I am currently looking to switch careers from insurance to animals. I am new at all of this, but I love animals and feel like this is the best type of industry for me. I have had animals since I can remember (dogs, cats, fish, birds), but I... more


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"Hot Tip" what do I do with it?

I am new using the Care.com app. I was just emailed a "hot lead" info and I am not sure what my next step is (I know what I would do in my business) but I am not sure if there is a protocol establish by Care.com?


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Do you pick up your puppy when he gets tired?

Oliver is getting better about going out for walks, but the other day I took him too far down the street and I could tell he was tired. I picked him up, which was fine except I felt like everyone we passed was laughing at us!


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Do dogs need to wear coats?

Okay, I talked to the people I'm dog walking for, and they do want their dogs walked in the rain. However, they don't have any clothing that they put on their dogs (they just said to towel dry them when we get back). Is that okay, or do... more


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Puppy bites at leash...

I'm trying to get Oliver used to walking on a leash around the house, but he is always turning his head and biting at the leash. How do I handle this?