There are plenty of people who claim to love dogs but there are few who can actually handle the demands that come with being a professional dog walker. Taking care of a stranger’s dog requires extensive experience and training, and is not something that should be taken lightly. Here at Waggy Walkys, we have a reputation for hiring extremely qualified, caring people to become “Waggy Walkers” for our company.
Due to the popularity of Waggy Walkys, more and more people are choosing to apply to become a dog walker for the business. However, most of them are unaware of the experience and personality traits necessary to qualify for the job. With basic guidance and research, the average dog lover is capable of becoming a professional dog walker. Waggy Walkys even offers training for new employees to guide them when they are just starting out. Still, exploring the industry and finding out more about the business is key to preparing for the process of applying to Waggy Walkys or any professional dog walking company.
General Requirements And Qualifications
As a guideline for our potential applicants, our website lists basic requirements and skills a person should have before applying to become a waggy walker. These include but are not limited to:
- Must enjoy and be comfortable around dogs
- Must be reliable, responsible, and trustworthy
- Must be able to work independently
- Must be able to pass a background check and possess professional references
- Must have outstanding customer service and communication skills
These are the basic requirements any person considering a job as a dog walker should fulfill. If a person believes they are a good fit to be a dog walker for Waggy Walkys, the next step is to apply on the website.
Applying To Be A Waggy Walker
Those interested in applying to work for Waggy Walkys should fill out an application on the website, www.waggywalkys.com. The application asks questions to learn basic information about the applicant as well as a few more detailed questions such as “what experience do you have with dogs?”, “are you willing to sign a non-compete?”, and “why do you want to work for Waggy Walkys?”. Applicants should review these questions in depth before applying and draft their answers beforehand to ensure the best possible application. They should also include a resume and any professional references that can speak to their abilities as a dog walker.
After applying, the applicant should continue to hone their skills as a dog walker to ensure top notch performance should they be chosen for a working interview. Not all businesses hold working interviews, however they are very common. In working interviews, the applicant will normally walk or pet sit a dog accompanied by another employee or owner of the business. That person will evaluate the applicant’s performance and determine whether or not they are a good fit for the job.
Final Tips For Applying
The most qualified people for a job at Waggy Walkys will always be people who have experience as a freelance dog walker. However, people who are new to the business and think they have what it takes should still apply. Being a professional dog walker is unique in that experience is not always necessary. The main qualities a person should have are a love for dogs and a fun, outgoing personality. As with any job, experience will come, but personality is what often secures the position.
Apply online on our “Jobs” page.