But that’s not all it takes to be a walker for DWC. Our walkers must also be confident handling all kinds of dogs including large dogs and older dogs with special needs. A positive, energetic attitude and a healthy outdoor enthusiasm are needed to keep up with the demands of high energy dogs. And finally they can’t be scared of a little rain, or poop.
Walkers go through hands-on training by experienced dog handlers and trainers. The first week of working for DWC includes shadowing and working directly with owners. This ensures we clearly communicate the exact expectations and specifics of our service. As the walker demonstrates excellence in handling a small roster of clients, their responsibilities will increase. More training is provided regularly to continuously improve confidence and competence in a wider variety of dogs.
Our goal is to build long-term relationships with each dog. This builds a bond between walker and dog and reinforces consistent good behavior.
Dog walking is rewarding and fun, but sometimes it’s no walk in the park. We are looking for energetic people to join our growing team of dedicated professionals who really, really love dogs. We provide one-on-one training while a new dog walker learns to take extra special care of our awesome furry clients. And those clients will become like family as relationships build. It’s a great job, but it’s definitely not for everyone.