5 things to know before starting a dog walking business
Starting a dog walking business is not difficult. Here are 5 things to know before starting a dog walking business.
It is important to contact your local authority if you intend to operate a dog walking business, as each council can have different by-laws. Obtain details of:
- current restrictions of where you can walk dogs (maps are helpful)
- whether any time limits apply (eg. between months of May to September).
- restrictions on the number of dogs one person can walk at a time (this can be set by a local council).
With this information, you can map out several different, safe and legal dog walking routes in advance.
This is not legal advice but a guide to starting your pet sitting business within UK law. It does not apply to commercial cattery or kennels, where stricter regulations applicable and a licence is required. If outside the UK, legislation may vary (including Scotland and Northern Ireland.) so always check your local regulations. A license is required for home boarding of pets and additional insurance applies.
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