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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Full-time Job as a Licensed Dog Walker

Aloha Everyone,

Today one can get training and get a Dog Walker Certificate all online. A person can join the IAPO, International Association of Professional Dog Walkers.

Certification courses are offered by numerous schools. It can take 4 to 6 weeks depending on one’s motivation and schedule.

Topics most of these courses cover are:

1.  Planning dog walking routes & schedules
2.  Health, safety, and security
3.  Handling, transporting and supervising dogs at play
4.  Health, safety and security

To operate as a business, one learns about budget, licensing, insurance, permits as well what one can charge for services, and the process of accepting payments.

Source: The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) 

J.J. and I’ve met quite a few dog walkers throughout the United States. As far as we know, these persons were non-licensed part-time dog walkers and received payments as tips or for “lunch money”.

This YouTube post about Ryan Stewart who makes over $100,000 a year as a full-time dog walker in NYC is interesting. With no college degree, but having 20 years of experience is indicative that this job could be lucrative.

Aloha -- Cathi