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Whether you’re physically disabled or busy, you may be looking for someone to walk your dog. But how do you find the right person for the job?
Here are some tips on how to choose a dog walker:
- Ask for recommendations. Your neighbors are a great place to start. If they have a dog walker or know of one in the neighborhood, it may be a more convenient option. You can also ask coworkers, friends and even your veterinarian if there’s anyone they’d recommend.
- Check the internet. You can try Googling dog walkers in your area or you may want to check out Care.com. Another option is to check the local newspaper or community boards.
- Allow the sitter to meet and take your dog on a test walk. If your dog comes back happy, you know it’s a good sign. You might also want to join them on the walk and take this time to interview the dog walker so that you can get to know them a little better.
- Find out if they offer any extra services. If you’ll need a dog walker during a long day at work, you may want them to refill your dog’s water bowl, feed your dog or administer medications. Find out if the potential dog walker offers any of these services and at what additional cost.
These are just some tips on how to choose a dog walker! You will want to make sure that you put a lot of thought into finding a dog walker who meshes well with your furry friend.
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