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DOG WALKING with NarpsUK
When you choose to own a dog, it is important that you make sure you can meet all of their needs including exercise and care. If you are unable to provide this yourself, for example if you are out at work all day, or a health condition prevents you from doing this, you may wish to enlist some help. This can be from a family member, a friend, or a professional Dog Walker.
When looking for a dog walker you should be seeking out a compassionate animal lover that offers a quality dog walking service. Using a reliable and trustworthy dog walker with a good reputation will bring you peace of mind. You need to ensure that they are experienced and professional in their chosen field. You also need to check if they have the following things in place:
Experience - ask if you can contact one of their other clients to get feedback or check out their social media platforms to see their reviews.
Insurance – dog walkers should have public liability insurance as a minimum to make sure they and you are protected should an incident occur whilst they are out walking dogs.
A basic disclosure criminal record check – if they are holding keys, this is necessary, and they should show you this at your first meeting
Training and Qualifications - for example a pet first aid certification or pet sitting or dog walking course.
Membership to an Association – NarpsUK requires all members to adhere to and work within their Code of Practice and Terms and Conditions. The code is further strengthened by a robust Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure, providing a process by which any complaints against individuals or businesses can be dealt with fairly and within a reasonable timeframe.
Forms and Contracts - A professional dog walker will ask you to complete several forms and contracts, first and foremost a service agreement that will state what services are being given and the cost agreed.
If you are looking for a Dog Walker who is registered with NarpsUK, and therefore has all of the above criteria, you can use our postcode search to find members in your area who you can then contact directly.