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Frequently asked questions

What is included in my membership of APDWS?

You will have access to our professional dog walking and dog sitting contracts which are comprehensive and legally binding.

In our members area you will find an extensive selection of forms to help you in the day to day runiing of your dog walking business. You will also have access to our dog walking app which is free to members (currently only on Android™).

What are the advantages of joining APDWS?

You will be joining a leading and recognised organisation that is at the forefront of the dog walking industry and one that is all about its members. The Association of Professional Dog Walkers and Sitters was started by dog walking professionals for dog walking professionals.

Potential customers will often do a little background checking on a dog walker and if you are affiliated to a recognised organisation this can sometimes make all the difference.

How much does membership cost?

Annual subscription to the Association of Professional Dog Walkers and sitters is currently £36.

We try to keep our prices as low as possible and this year is no exception, we have carried over the price from last year.


Does my membership renew automatically?

From May 2022 all memberships will renew automatically through our subscription payments through PayPal.

Memberships prior to May 2022 will have to sign up for our subscription payment once their membership lapses, you can do this here

Why do you have a code of practice?

The Association of Professional Dog Walkers and sitters™ code of practice underpins the very being of our association.

As in any industry dog walkers and sitters have to have some guidelines to operate within, to ensure that they are providing an appropriate level of service. APDWS™ code of practice ensures that all our members are providing an excellent level of service and can deal with any issues that may crop up during their walking and sitting. Another distinct advantage is that your customers know exactly what they can expect from our members.

How much is the APDWS tracking app?

Our Android™ app is only available from our members page and is included in the cost of your membership.

The Association of Professional Dog Walkers and sitters™ app will track your dog walking route which can then be shared through your social media platforms.

How do I join APDWS?

To join Association of Professional Dog Walkers and sitters, please navigate to our register page and complete form.

Complete the registration form and make payment, we will normally process your application within 48 hours. If for any reason we are unable proceed with your application we will refund you within 48 hours.