Dog Walker

Dog walkers take furry friends for regular walks, providing exercise, companionship, and outdoor enjoyment for dogs while giving pet owners peace of mind that their four-legged companions are well cared for during the day.

Day-to-day tasks

  • take client’s dogs on walks on a pre-agreed time and on a regular scheduled
  • ensure the dogs get sufficient exercise and social interaction
  • you can provide pet-sitting services as well

Skills & Knowledge

You'll need:

  • the ability to teach people and animals how to do something
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work on your own
  • the ability to work well with others
  • excellent verbal communication skills

Industry Qualifications

There are no formal qualifications required for this role. Many dog walkers will likely be self-employed. There are many online courses available in animal wellbeing and you may also want to consider courses for the self-employed, such as bookkeeping and sales.  

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