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How Much Do Dog Walkers Charge?

By Edited Aug 2, 2016 0 1

If you're searching for an answer to the question "how much do dog walkers charge", then this guide was written with you in mind. Specifically, we're going to look at why this is a great self employment idea, some of the additional services you can supply to make more money, and finally we will look at some of the average dog walker prices.

So let's begin!

If you like walking, love working with dogs, are happy working on your feet – and enjoy plenty of fresh air, then perhaps dog walking is the perfect job for you. Whether you're a teenager looking for some extra cash, or simply an adult looking for an additional income – perhaps with the potential to become a full time business – then dog walking could be a perfect fit for you.

To increase your dog walking income, you can also offer additional services. Some of the common extras are grooming (including washing the dog), feeding, or general dog sitting – while the owners are away on holiday or working long hours. However, some of these additional services may require a little specialist knowledge. You could always take a short college course, or ask your local vet for tips. In fact, your local vet could also be a fantastic place to advertise your services, too.

So what are the average prices of a dog walker? Prices can vary greatly from area to area, depending on the level of competition, demand for the service, and any extras you supply. A rough figure which applies for most areas is anywhere between 15 and 30 dollars per hour. You can also increase this amount by charging 2 to 3 dollars per additional dog, as many owners are happy for you to walk all their dogs at the same time, and you can soon receive a sizeable amount of cash for just one hours worth of dog walking.

Also, don't be afraid to price yourself slightly higher than the competition if you feel your service is worth it. Remember: If you have happy customers, and people are happy to pay the price for the service you deliver, then your price is fine!

To summarize, this guide has given you an overview of what the average dog walker charges for their services. Hopefully this information will allow you to pick your own price point, as well as show you how to increase this amount by offering additional services.

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Jul 6, 2011 10:14am
eileen
This is a great way to earn money from a part time home business. You would be amazed how many people that want their dogs exercised and do not have the time in their busy schedule.
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