Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure you check personal references. You don't want someone to take advantage of your best friend or yourself.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The more exercise your pet gets the better behaved your pet is when inside or outside your home, ie., will bark less.
Another tip for asserting yourself as the alpha is to always to be the one in charge and in front when going out for a walk, never let your pet pull you through the door, or lead the walk.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Personal passion for animals and negotiable prices.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Working with animals.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. References, give references. Rate for service.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. While starting out to walk a dog for a regular client. Instead of the usual route I said to the dog, Summit, I said, "Summit, let's do something different today, let's just start walking and just get lost." As I started to walk, I had to avoid some loose dogs on this irregular route and eventually did get lost. Saw some beautiful sceneray, but got lost and thouroughly enjoyed it. Of course we found our way back. Didnt charge for the extra time, I might add.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I was a previous dog owner, who, due to the economy, had to loose my home and re-home my two beautiful huskies. I started this business because I so missed walking with a dog and just out of that passion, I decided to walk other peoples' dogs.