Dog Walking Business Startup: Launch Your Own Canine Company
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Dog Walking Business Startup: Launch Your Own Canine Company

Learn exactly how to start your own successful Dog Walking Business. This easy course shows you everything!
4.2 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
651 students enrolled
Created by Stephen Atkinson
Last updated 5/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $75 Discount: 87% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the profitable services to offer
  • Set up your own dog walking business
  • Learn how to market your business for the maximum benefit
  • Simple and easy techniques you can use beat the competition every time
  • What are the easiest and most profitable services to offer your clients
  • How to get your business organized simply and easily
  • How to choose a great business name for your dog walking business
  • Recently updated: How set up a client information pack, and get even more business
  • How to talk to clients, turn them into raving fans and have them promote your dog walking business
  • Learn what to include on dog walking agreements and your marketing materials
  • How to use simple marketing techniques to get your first clients quickly
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  • A desire to become a professional dog walker, and work with dogs on a daily basis.

This simple and straightforward course will teach you how to start your own successful dog walking business - which means you can be your own boss and combine your passion for being with dogs into your own profitable enterprise.

What are our students saying:

"Very good and comprehensive: Simple, clear and I love the handouts and especially the Word document you let us download."

"If you want to start this kind of business this is an excellent course for you. You learn about marketing and how to approach clients in a very professional way. Thank you Stephen."

"Covers everything! This course is a nice broad introduction to anyone who wants to start a business but doesn't know business techniques. Takes you through everything you need to know and Stephen seems really friendly! Plus loads of cute dog pictures ;) Great course!"

Learn How to Become a Professional Dog Walker with this Comprehensive Course

  • Learn everything you need to know to start your business from scratch, so you can hit the ground running - and start earning money fast
  • Discover the best, cost-effective ways to promote your business - saving you time and money - on the way to your first paying clients
  • Build a business that is both enjoyable and profitable - love the work you do and make a profit

Everything you need to build your own successful dog walking business

In an ever busier world, the demand for dog walking services has never been higher. As a consequence of this huge demand, professional 'dog walkers' have sprung up in recent years - and now you can join them by combining your passion for dogs with your own business!

This course is the ultimate guide to starting a dog walking business and leads you step-by-step through everything you need to know to start your own thriving business. Learn from my experience how to avoid the most common mistakes and get off to a flying start.

About the course

  • I designed the Dog Walking Start Up course to be easily understood by absolute beginners - so that anyone with a love of dogs and desire to work for themselves can do it
  • As you complete each of the course modules, you will be able to put into place everything you need to build your new business - so you can get your business up and running quickly
  • Step-by-step, you will learn how to set-up your business the easy way using simple examples to demonstrate how to check out and beat the competition, and what are the best services you can offer - so you build you business faster
  • Keep your costs low by using simple and cost-effective marketing techniques shown in the course, both online and in the 'real world' - keeping your costs low, and profits high
  • Learn how to find you first customers, build trust with them and have them promote your business for you - the fastest way to build your income
  • By the end of the Dog Walking Business Start Up you will have saved time, by getting all the information you need in one concise course and you will have saved money by not making expensive errors going through a tedious trial and error process.
  • Most importantly, you will have learned all the skills you need to start your own successful dog walking business.

Click on 'take this course' to enroll - get started without delay – and start building your dog walking business today!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone dreaming of setting up their own , profitable dog walking business
  • It is specifically designed to help anyone with a desire to be their own boss to start, and run, a professional dog walking business
  • Anyone wishing to become a professional dog walker
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
2 Lectures 01:43
Important Information
1 page

Who this course is for and what students will have acheived by the end of the course.

Preview 01:43
1 Lecture 03:31

Being your own boss and some of the day-to-day challenges of starting a dog walking business.

Preview 03:31
Setting up your Dog Walking Business
6 Lectures 35:49

How to check out your competitors, learn from them and outperform them.

Scoping the competition

Scoping the competition
2 questions

Learn what services to offer, and which ones are the most profitable.

Preview 08:05

2 questions

How to finance your business economically and effectively.

Financing your dog walking business

Financing your dog walking business
2 questions

Getting ready for your first clients by being professional and organised.

Getting organized

Getting organised
2 questions

Choosing a great name for your dog walking business.

Your business name

Your business name
2 questions

Contact - Udemy Instructor Stephen Atkinson
1 page
Marketing your Dog Walking Business
3 Lectures 25:33

—How to build your image and key messages, what promotions you should do, where to advertise and the importance of testimonials.

Offline Marketing

The importance of your own website and what key information it needs to include to attract clients.

Online Marketing

How to build a brand that will be instantly recognized by your customers.

Preview 05:12

4 questions
3 Lectures 12:46

How to get your first clients.


How to put together a client information pack and create an even more professional image.

BONUS: Client Information Packs

Example of a Client Information Pack

BONUS: Client Information Packs Example
7 pages

2 questions
Your First Walks and the Future
2 Lectures 08:35

Everything you need to to know to get your first few walks under way and start earning an income from your new dog walking business.

Walking the Dogs

Walking the Dogs
2 questions

Bonus Lecture: Further Resources and Courses
About the Instructor
Stephen Atkinson
4.2 Average rating
49 Reviews
4,720 Students
5 Courses
Entrepreneur, Writer, Trainer & Consultant

I love being self-employed and small businesses – but it hasn’t always been that way! After leaving school several millennia ago, I joined the ‘University of Life’ and worked my way up the corporate ladder, concentrating on sales and training – learning some tough lessons along the way and making lots of mistakes – but enjoying it greatly.

After several very successful years wearing a suit, a smile, and working for someone else - it was time to go it alone. Needing a new challenge I threw myself into self-employment, and now have several micro-businesses which are enjoyable and profitable.

I like variety - so on a daily basis I walk a collection of motley hounds (and get paid for it), design websites for small businesses, teach IT and occasionally be a sales consultant!