Dog walker

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What are some important skills for dog walkers?

Dog walkers need to have compassion and patience as they work with dogs. They also need to have good customer service skills as they work with the owners of the animals who may have very specific requests for the care of their dogs. Dog walkers also need to be reliable and have great physical stamina. They'll be on their feet for hours and controlling large dogs that may pull on their leashes.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a dog walker?

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How might dog walkers expand on their businesses?

Dog walkers can expand their businesses by offering pet sitting services. This involves watching dogs while their owners are out of town. This would include feeding, walking and playing with the dogs, and might also involve bathing or trimming the dogs' nails.

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