New Zealand is considering dog walking regulations, could the UK follow suit?

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Auckland council are considering imposing limits on the number of dogs anyone can walk at one time following several incidents involving pack walks supervised by professional dog walkers. Most recently, Kippa, a family dog, was mauled to death when set upon by a pack of 14 dogs walked by a pro dog walker. In the […]

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Can I board dogs without a licence (and what’s the £1000 allowance)?

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Surprisingly the answer is yes, but with some very strict guidelines including the fact that the money from all your self-employment income streams must not exceed £1000 per year before expenses. Let’s look at the details. What is the £1000 trading allowance? In the UK we have something in our tax system called a trading

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The best short courses for professional dog walkers and wanna-be trainers (2024)

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My personal journey from dog walker to trainer (and eventually behaviourist) all started with a short, affordable online course that ignited a passion in me and spurred me on to learn more and more. So although these courses won’t teach you everything you need to know, they’re a great way to start learning, testing if

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Does signwriting affect your vehicle insurance?

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So now that you’ve checked out the pros and cons of having signwriting, your next question is probably if it will affect your insurance premiums. Signwriting is a modification that you need to tell your insurance company about, however, some types of temporary signwriting are not classed as a modification. What is classed as signwriting?

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This pro dog walker got banned! (How to walk dogs responsibly)

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A ‘professional’ dog walker in the UK has managed to get himself banned from his local parks after members of the public reported him for being ‘aggressive, rude and intimidating’ and allowing his large, off lead dogs to intimidate other park users and their dogs. Paul Kingston has been prohibited from walking dogs, or accompanying

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