Learn How To Start A Dog Walking Business

Everything you need to know to start your dog walking business today! Great for teens or adults looking for extra income
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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (68 ratings)
3,635 students
1hr 29min of on-demand video
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Learn From A Top Rated Instructor Who Has Been Teaching On Udemy Since 2013 and Taught Over 100,000 Students!
Business Planning
Business Confidence
Pros and Cons of Starting a Business
Create a Financial Forecast
Marketing Ideas and Concepts
Setting Parameters
How To Collect Payment
And Much More!


  • Desire to start a dog walking business
  • Passion! You are willing to do the steps to make your business a reality
  • You must enjoy walking dogs of course!
  • Commitment to learning


Have You Ever Thought About Starting a Dog Walking Business But Aren't Sure What Is Involved?

Do You Want To Know the Pros and Cons of Starting a Business Up Front Before Diving In?

Are You Looking For a Great Part Time Way To Make Money?

Are You Passionate About Dogs and Want To Turn That Into A Business?

If You Answered "Yes" To Any Of The Above, Look No Further.  This Is The Course For You!

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Enroll today and join the 100,000+ successful students I have taught as a Top Rated Udemy instructor!

Three reasons to TAKE THIS COURSE right now:

  1. You get lifetime access to lectures, including all new lectures, assignments, quizzes and downloads

  2. You can ask me questions and see me respond to every single one of them thoroughly! 

  3. You will are being taught by a professional with a proven track record of success!

  4. Bonus reason: Udemy has a 30 day 100% money back guarantee if for some reason you don't enjoy the course!

  5. Bonus reason: I am a dog lover myself, and have 2: Avalanche the Shiba Inu and Midnight the Chow Chow - pictured in the course image. 

Recent Review:

Amy T. says: "Great course, I've been wanting to start a dog walking business but I didn't know how to go about it, like how do I find customers, do I need to do anything legally, etc.  All that and more was covered in the course.  Really happy with it!"

Why You Should Take This Course With Me:

Starting a business of any sort is a large endeavor.  While the actual day to day business (in this case Dog Walking), are probably something you are passionate about and looking forward to, its all the other aspects of running a business that can be overwhelming.  Do you need a business license? How do you estimate how much you'll make? What are your expenses? Do you need a business bank account? How do you find clients? How much will marketing cost?  And more! 

Don't worry! I'm here to help you! By the end of this course you will have answers to all your questions, and if you don't you can email me and I'll answer them for you!

My goal with this course is to make sure you feel 100% confident and ready to start your business.  In the course we'll be covering the topics below:

What We Cover In The Course:  

  • Picking a name for your business

  • Do you need a business license?

  • Should you get a business bank account?

  • Who is your target market?

  • How do you market your business? Should you spend money on it?

  • How much should you charge?

  • How will your customers pay you?

  • What schedule will you keep?

  • And much more!

At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I'd be happy to answer any and all questions.  


About The Instructor

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting, finance, financial reporting, and small business, and also dogs!  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Thank you for signing up for this course on Udemy. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone thinking about starting a dog walking business
  • Anyone who already has a dog walking business and wants to take it more serious


Instructor & Management Consultant
Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 8,209 Reviews
  • 105,660 Students
  • 72 Courses

Welcome Students,

I have been teaching on Udemy since 2011 (over 10 years) and have created 88 courses on Udemy with 100,000+ students!  I love teaching on online, and empowering students with knowledge in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, Excel and other business topics. 

In my day to day life, I work as a consulting CFO, Chief Financial Officer.  Mainly I work with growth stage companies, helping them put in place all the best accounting practices, financial modelling, working with investors, and financial reporting and analysis.   

I have worked as a CFO exclusively to growing companies for 10+ years, bringing my past corporate experience, my passion for the entrepreneur community, and experience helping over 100+ startups succeed.

Now let me take my knowledge and experience and teach you!

All courses come with lifetime access, friendly support if you get stuck and a 30 day money-back guarantee so there's no risk to get started.

See you in class.


Specialties: MBA, Startup & growth-stage experience, raising capital, financial forecasts, business plans, virtual CFO, cash management, growth strategy, policy & procedure implementation, financial modelling, SEC reporting, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, Excel, and much more.

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