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Old 05-08-2014, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering putting up fliers for dog walking services. I live in a medium sized town, dogs are everywhere. I see some dogs chained a lot, or behind fences, and I thought that maybe, if the services are available, they'd let me walk their dogs for a small price.
How do things like this usually go? What are your opinions?
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Have you ever heard of alpha match? Check it out.

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Can't hurt. What's the worst that can happen? You waste $20 making flyers and no one calls.
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People pay the bills with dogs, dog walking combined with boarding, combined with a wash, dry and brush out heck, its a like a trip to the spa, come get walked, played with and get your nails diiid lol.

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Can't hurt. What's the worst that can happen? You waste $20 making flyers and no one calls.
Actually, I was just going to make my own off of my computer. So I won't waste $20! I'll just have the disappointment if nobody calls....
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Talk to your vet's office. If you have a good rapport there, then maybe if someone asks them about it, they can refer them to your brochure.
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Talk to your vet's office. If you have a good rapport there, then maybe if someone asks them about it, they can refer them to your brochure.
That's a great idea, thank you!
I do bring Varick there about two to three times a week. I do obedience training in the morning, and the vet techs are getting to know us.
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The people who have dogs chained 24/7 are not going to bother. Those people may like their dog as far as it goes, but they are not concerned with the dog's mental and exercise requirements.

But someone who has a youngster, who works all day, or even an older dog, stuck in a crate all day, they may see you flier and call. For me, I would definitely want the person to be bonded. I mean, you are letting someone have access to your home and your dog.
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I would look into the bonding/ insurance requirements so you would be protected if you engage in such a business.
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