Dog walking can be really tough and there’s something that you just don’t know until you have been doing it for a little while. In this article we are going to tell you about some of our top life hacks that will make your dog walking experience just so much smoother. We are going to give you some of our biggest secrets so let’s get into those.
First thing first when you are dealing with a dog that’s pulling instead or wrapping the leash around your hand a bunch of times or around your wrist. You can instead tie or not into the leash and that way you can grab on to that when your dog decides to pull.
Hack number two, and this one is absolutely brilliant. This hack comes from one of the best dog walking companies in San Francisco called 360 Dog Walker. I didn’t learn this until a few years into dog walking and it completely changed everything for me and that is to carry two car keys. So if you are picking up all the dogs putting them in your car and then bringing them into the dog park. Obviously when you are picking up a new dog you can’t just bring all of those dogs in the car inside. And if the weather is either really hot or really cold you also can’t leave them in the car by themselves with that weather. So by having two car keys you can keep the car running and have either the AC on or the heat and then when you are outside you can use the other key to lock the car from the outside. That way the dogs are taken care of and no one’s going to try to get into your car when you are inside getting the new dog.
This Hack is brought to you by Huffpost. Hack number three is to keep up a book of your clients’ phone numbers with you at all times. If you are like me then you don’t memorize phone numbers and you rely on your phone to store all of your contacts. I can’t tell you how many times my phone has died on walks and I can’t get in contact with the owners and that can become a problem. So by having them all written down you can contact them if you need to whether you are going to be late or whether something happened. Regardless of if your phone dies or not you still have their contact information on you.
Hack number four put all of your keys on a keychain. When you have a lot of dogs all of the keys start looking the same and it becomes a problem knowing which key belongs to which house. So I suggest color coding all of your keys and rating the dog’s name on it. So you can keep track of which key belongs to which dog and which house. Make sure though that you are not putting the address on the key. I know that this may seem obvious but you would be surprised how many people do this though right the name of the dog and the address and becomes a problem. If you drop your key or lose your key then someone they basically have the address and the key for the house which is obviously a problem so just don’t do that.
There are many more hacks for dog walkers those are impossible to write in one article. I hope those aforementioned hacks would help.