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What To Do When You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

By guest author Marie Poliseno, CPA, of Dollars & Scents Accounting Services. Don’t have the money to pay your taxes this year, for whatever reason? Maybe you’ve just started your new dog walking business and are struggling with cash flow issues. Or your trusty dog walking vehicle gave up the ghost, forcing you to clear […]

What Every Dog Walker Should Know About Growth Plates

By Kimberly Burgan, former Dog Walking Academy director Who doesn’t love the sweet smell of puppy breath? Most of us jump at any chance to work with puppies and teenagers, and their owners are all too glad to have us wear out their whirling dervishes. But there’s a downside to too much exercise for dogs […]

Walking Reactive Dogs: Distraction To The Rescue

By Beck Rothke, former Dog Walking Academy Instructor When I think about working with reactive dogs, I often think about the use of comic relief for intense moments. Essentially, I know that a door out or away from an intense or possibly intense moment is to find a distraction powerful enough to turn the dog’s […]

Rules of Engagement for Great Dog Walks

By Pat Blocker, Denver, CO Dog Walking Academy Instructor and Owner of Peaceful Paws Dog Training Imagine a parallel universe where dogs are as compelled to respond to their person as humans are to instantly answer our cell phones­—anytime, anywhere. A decidedly essential skill for dog walkers is the ability to overcome canine distraction. This can be […]

Maximizing Client Referrals

A referral is worth a thousand words—and thousands of dollars, too. So it pays to have a strategic referral plan to help keep your dog walking schedule—and your bank account—full. If you don’t like marketing, that’s all the more reason to cultivate client referrals: Encouraging and rewarding referrals is one of the easiest, least stressful […]