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Just starting out?

Starting your own dog walking or dog sitting business can be both exciting and daunting at the same time, APDWS™ can offer advice on how to get your business off the ground and attract clients. We have put together an advice sheet on starting up your own business and you can download it using the link below.

Starting out PDF

Here to help

The Association of Professional Dog Walkers and Sitters™ are here to help support you and your dog walking business on a day to day basis if required. We are approachable without being condescending and offer advice appropriate to your needs.

The Association of Professional Dog Walkers and Sitters™ are experts in the dog walking and dog sitting industry and was founded by experienced dog walkers. We will answer your questions based on our combined accrued knowledge.

We will not tell you how to how to run your business but we can offer some guidance as well as looking at options available to you. APDWS™ has helped many of our members through the early stages of their dog walking or sitting businesses. We also have articles on our site and in the members area providing valuable advice and tools to assist in the day to day running of your business.

APDWS™ helped me to understand the best way to start my business and how to attract customers in my area, I now have as many clients as I can handle and even have a waiting list. I appreciate all the help and advice which has been invaluable and has definitely made all the difference to my business start up.

S E Evans

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Unleash the power of Social Media.

Never underestimate the power of Social Media, platforms such as Facebook, twitter and instagram, these can very quickly get you noticed and you can target specific audiences very quickly.

Facebook for example can allow you to join groups in a given area with ease and you can also join groups related to dog walking and dog sitting. You can also create your own business page and personalise it and then share it amongst friends.