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The world of professional dog walking is on the rise, with 66% of U.S. households (86.9 million homes) owning a pet in 2023, and the numbers continue to grow. The demand for dog walking services is booming. However, there's a significant gap between casually walking dogs and running a professional dog walking business. Success in this field requires a combination of dog expertise and business know-how.
Veronica Boutelle, a seasoned professional in the pet industry, offers a comprehensive guide tailored to aspiring dog walkers.
In this book, Veronica Boutelle shares her wealth of knowledge, guiding thousands of dog walkers to establish and manage successful enterprises. Dive into the insights of this book to learn the essentials of being a successful dog walker.
Every year, professional pet sitters cater to around a million clients, and the demand for their services is rapidly increasing. The third edition of "Pet Sitting for Profit" has been updated and expanded to meet the needs of today's entrepreneurs, covering the essential aspects of launching and managing a successful pet-sitting business. It tackles the new challenges faced by both novice and experienced pet sitters, addressing fundamental issues in the field.
From office procedures and staff management to advertising and business forms, this book provides crucial information for entrepreneurs looking to start or enhance their pet-sitting business. Packed with real-life stories from professional pet sitters, it offers insights on handling unexpected situations with various pets and their owners.
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Penned by a dog-walking innovator, this book provides all the information anyone would need to start up his or her own dog walking business. Presented in twelve well-defined steps, the author's action model incorporates everything from business basics to the fundamentals of animal psychology. Supported by a strong website and ancillary materials including a training DVD, the book will appeal to those seeking financial freedom at the end of a leash.
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WARNING: Known to cause side effects such as happiness and fulfillment. According to many experts, dog walking is currently the fastest growing area in the professional pet care industry and it shows no sign of slowing down.
Dom Hodgson is a leading Pet Business Coach and marketing consultant in Europe.
With seven books under his belt, he's also a speaker known for sparking conversations and an innovator in offline marketing systems specifically tailored for pet businesses.
Dom has helped many dog walkers, trainers, groomers, and daycare owners transform their businesses to make them profitable, impactful, and enjoyable.
Happy reading and best of luck on your entrepreneurial adventure!