What does it mean to be an insured dog walker?

What does it mean to be an insured dog walker?

What is an Insured Dog Walker? An insured dog walker is a professional who has purchased a dog walker insurance policy. This policy can pay out for certain types of damages if an unfortunate situation arises while the person you hired is walking your pet.

Does a dog walker need professional indemnity insurance?

Public Liability insurance for dog walking can be a good idea as it will cover you in case the dog bites someone or causes an accident. Professional Indemnity insurance can cover your business against claims made by clients for loss or damage due to negligent advice or services.

Do I need to be bonded to walk dogs?

Being a professional dog walker may be your dream come true, but it’s also a risky business. The most obvious risk is your liability if the dog you’re walking bites someone. Dog walking insurance and bonding is a must if you own a dog walking business or you’re an independent contractor earning extra cash on the side.

Can you make a living being a dog walker?

At a dog park, two professional walkers in California’s Bay Area told us that they can make $30,000 to $80,000 in a year. If a Wag walker were able to do five consecutive 30-minute walks, five days a week, making $17.50 per walk like Wag’s CEO estimated, they would earn about $22,000 annually.

How do you get bonded as a dog walker?

Make sure that your business fulfills all the legal requirements of the area in which you plan to operate.

  1. Obtain the right training.
  2. Find out what the going rates are in your area for dog walking.
  3. Register your business.
  4. Get a tax identification number.
  5. Take out liability insurance coverage.
  6. Get bonded.

What is a good price to charge for dog walking?

The average cost of a dog walker ranges from $20 to $40 per hour depending on the length of the walk, the number of dogs you need walked, and your location.