Jul 06, 2006|
What are the pros and cons of being a dog walker?
If you love dogs, there are only pros. You get to spend time with lots of lovely dogs, which is priceless, and of course you get paid too!
What are the qualifications for being a dog walker?
Basically, you have to be a dog lover. Some experience with your own dog is a plus; it teaches you about dog body language and makes things a lot easier. Sometimes fitness is also important because a huge dog can end up walking you instead of the other way around. Being patient is also a must. A dog can be stubborn, like a child; it won’t do what you want it to do.
What is the worst-case scenario in dog walking?
If the dog gets excited and runs off. It can be hit by a car or get lost. If that happens, don’t chase it and don’t panic. Call the dog’s name. Actually, people on the street are a very good help.
What are the benefits of dog walking?
First, it’s a kind of exercise that you can control. Second, it’s quality time between you and your dog. And third, your dog learns how to socialize with others, so it won’t get over-excited when you bring it out.
What if I don’t have time to walk my dog?
You have to sacrifice some of your time, at least 20 minutes a day, to play with your dog. Games or whatever, try to play with him, make him jump or run. I’m sure that your dog will love playing with you.