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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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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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How to manage a group dog walk (Multi-dog walking for professionals)

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Many new professional dog walkers are nervous about progressing from solo walks and duos, into full-blown multiple dog walks, and rightly so. Whenever pro dog walkers are criticised on social media, it’s normally surrounding an incident during a group walk. So let’s take a look at how to manage a group walk professionally and safely

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Can I walk a banned breed? (get prepared for the XL American Bully ban 2024)

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It would appear as though the XL American bully breed is in the UK news more often than it’s been out this year (2023) and it’s resurfaced some questions about current banned breeds and whether we, as professional dog walkers, are legally able to walk them if asked. Can I walk a banned breed? You’re

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Who is the oldest professional dog walker? (Can we work until retirement?)

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Not a professional, but Sally Field (no, not that one) had been volunteering at Millbrook RSPCA centre for 47 years and walked 10 dogs twice a week until recent years when she would instead, come and sit with the dogs for company. Sally passed away at 104 years old. Now I’m not suggesting we professionals

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