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How to start a dog walking business in your neighborhood?

September 3, 2020
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There are a lot of ways to make money in this world, but what about making money by doing something you like and passionate about it?

There are a lot of ways to make money in this world, but what about making money by doing something you like and passionate about it?

You're passionate about pets and you love pets, having a full time job that deal with pets while earning a lucrative amount sounds like an ideal and perfect job for you.

Thinking about it makes you excited, but you don't know where and how to start to advertise or market services that you're providing.

Today, we're here to guide you on how to start a dog walking business in your neighborhood first!

Step 1: Market Research on Dog Walking Opportunities

Observe your surrounding or the area you live in, how many households do have dogs at home. In the business world, that's called conducting market research, and it gives you essential details about your prospective clients.

Step 2: Buy Dog Walking Equipment

Fortunately, the dog walking business doesn't involve a lot of types of equipment. Hence the investment is not hefty. A few leashes, bags of kibbles and plastic bag, and voila, you're good to go!

Step 3: Establish Prices for your Dog Walking Business

For the majority of the household, a professional dog walker is a convenience. If pet owners could, they would like to do it themselves, but time was not on their side. Setting a price that is too high, making it harder for you to get clients, but you need to make sure that your prices aren't too low not to compensate your time and the supplies cost.

Step 4: Create social media accounts to advertise your Dog Walking Business

Now you know how much to charge for your services. Start shouting about your service that you're providing to your friends or neighborhood friends; they could refer you to their friends if any pet owners need dog walking services.

Step 5: Client Scheduling

After you shout about your business, you probably start receiving calls or text from pet owners who want to hire you for your services or inquiries. Set up a date and time with them and discuss the details in person so you could have a better understanding of their dog's condition.


- Start a Pet Shop Business in Malaysia

- Start a Vet Clinic Business in Malaysia

How much money can you make from dog walking business?

Depends on location, you can make atleast RM1,000 to RM5,000 per month. In conclusion, two out of every three Malaysians own a pet. According to Petotum data, our average customer has at least two pets registered. The pet shop business has significant potential and can be expanded. We hope you found this article beneficial.

- Code of Practice for pet welfare, Department of Veterinary Malaysia

- Pet Industry Malaysia

- PetotumBIZ

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