tips and gifts from dog walkers and pet sitters

How To Handle Tips & Gifts From Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Clients

What do you do when a dog walking or pet sitting client gives you a tip?  Or a holiday or "thank you" type gift?

​And what about if you have staff helping you?  Do they keep the tip/gift?  Or just part of it?  Here's how to handle these situations.

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holiday bonus for dog walkers pet sitters

Should You Give A Holiday Bonus To Your Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters?

Your dog walking and pet sitting staff keep your business going forwards.  They work hard.  

Especially during the holidays, they're running all around and giving up time with their families to be working.  So, should you give a holiday bonus to your dog walkers and pet sitters?  

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great dog walking flyers

Dog Walking Flyers: 5 Essential Elements You’ll Need

If you're marketing your pet business, one of my 51 awesome ways to get clients is to create flyers to post around in public areas.  

But, if you're creating dog walking flyers or pet sitting flyers that are actually going to attract attention and work, these are the 5 essential elements you'll need to include.

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best dog walking logo

Dog Walking Logo: The 4 Best Ways To Get One For Cheap

If you're thinking about a way to get a professional dog walking logo or a pet sitting logo, you've come to the right place.

I'm going to give you the 4 best ways to get a ​logo for cheap...and even for free!

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map route tools for dog walking and pet sitting

How To Plan A Route For Your Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Visits

When you're a busy dog walker and pet sitter, you understand just how important it is to be able to get from one home to another as efficiently as possible.  

You're on a tight timeframe and your clients usually want you to make your visit at a particular time or at least within a specified time window.  

So, how do your map a route that's efficient and effective?  My preferred method is to use Google Maps and the "my maps" tool.  Here's how to do it.  

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dog walking contract

Dog Walking Contract: What You Must Have In It

Having a dog walking contract to give to your dog walking clients is essential.  The same goes for providing a pet sitting contract to your pet sitting clients.  

This is a document that is going to spell out exactly what the terms of your relationship are with your dog walking and pet sitting clients.  

You don't want to leave anything to chance, so having everything documented on paper with signatures is going to very helpful when you need to refer to something to clarify a question that your client may have or not understand.

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5 best dog day care franchises

The 5 Best Dog Day Care Franchises

The support you receive when joining any of these dog day care franchises can be very helpful in navigating the extremely difficult world of having a brick-and-mortar location with employees and lots of moving parts.  We've compiled a list of the 5 best to look into.

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10 best pet sitting franchises

The 10 Best Pet Sitting Franchises

Pet Sitting franchises and the support they provide can be helpful if you're trying to speed up the learning curve of growing your pet sitting business.  Below you'll find a list of the top 10 to look into. 

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list of top 10 dog walking franchises

The 10 Best Dog Walking Franchises

Dog walking franchises exist to help you speed up the process of becoming successful in your dog walking business.  Below you'll find a list of the top 10 to look into. 

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pros and cons of pet sitting business

Pros & Cons Of A Pet Sitting Business

Here are the pros and cons of starting a pet sitting business.  These are also great considerations when evaluating how this service compares to the pros & cons of dog walking and which services you may want to ultimately offer.  

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