HOw to make money as a dog walker

Dog Walking - Make £60 an hour while getting fit

13 August 2020
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Dog walking is a great way to make money on the side and get fit at the same time. Particularly in cities, there’s a lot of demand for dog walking services, and it’s well paid too. More people than ever got a puppy in the first lockdown – but now have to go back to work and haven’t the time to walk their new pooch.

Some people have even given up their day job to set up a full-time dog-walking business!

Dog walking is becoming a very popular way to make money on the side in the UK and it’s not surprising.

  • You make really good money (£10-15 per dog per hour or part of the hour)
  • It’s fantastic exercise
  • It’s pretty flexible
  • And (I’m told) a great way to meet a new partner. Imagine – you make money and you meet the love of your life, all while getting fit!

People are willing to pay £10-15 per dog, per hour or part of an hour. So if you walk four at a time you could make £60 an hour! Even at the moment, when most of us are home more than normal, many people still want a dog walker. Of course, there are other aspects to this work, so you need to know what the potential costs and downsides are before you dive in to the dog walking business.

Here’s how you can make easy money as a dog walker.

  1. Dog Walking – What’s Involved?
  2. Dog Walking – The Main Problems
  3. Getting Work as a Dog Walker
  4. What Will a Dog Walking Business Cost Me?
  5. Covid-19 – How Can I Safely Run a Dog Walking Business?
  6. Offer an Unbeatable Deal
  7. Important: Laws That Will Affect You

Dog walking – What’s involved?

Make money dog walking

Dog walking really is as simple as it sounds. You arrange to pick up the animals, take them for a walk and then return them home. Each dog may need two walks a day for a minimum of half an hour – ideally an hour.

Dog walkers charge per dog, per hour. Rates range from about £10-15 per dog, per hour (or half hour in some cases). If you’re able to take several dogs at once that means you can earn significant amounts per day.

However, to start off with you need to be careful not to take on too many dogs for one walking slot. If you have not done this type of work before it might be best to start off with just one dog but you should be able to cope with about three or four dogs depending on their size, speed and levels of obedience early on.

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