Professional Dog Walkers Association

Setting the dog walking industry standards

-professional - verified - ethical-

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Welcome to the Professional Dog Walkers Association

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We accept payment by PayPal, most credit / debit cards and options for payment by bank transfer or direct debit.


Your Members Area account will be created for you, activation and log in links will be emailed to you, usually within 1 working day of receipt of payment.


Once your account has been activated by ourselves you will be able to download your documents and edit your public profile.


Your status will be labelled as "Pending Verification" until your membership application process is complete.




Professional Dog Walkers Association Subscription:


Membership includes:


Membership of PDWA professional association for 1 year (with option to Add On additional year/s subscription for overall savings)

PDWA membership card and/or Certificate (Corporate subscriptions receive certificate only)

Copy of our Membership Best Practice Guidelines & Compliancy Code to pin on your staff notice board

Dog walking business plan - start from fresh or give your existing business a health check

Dog walking business risk assessment

Access to our online exclusive forum, chat to other businesses for business advice / information or just general chat with like minded folk

Use of PDWA "Verified Member" logo on your letter heads / websites

Web site listing on our Find Me A Dog Walker/Directory page

Discount codes and/or referrals for online professional training and development courses; business insurance; vehicle insurance; poop bags


If you are a new business about to embark on your new career the New Business Start-up + Annual Membership option includes all the benefits of the individual membership PLUS a start up document package: dog walking client contract, registration form, vet permission form, rates, template, letterhead and simple book-keeping pack.


PDWA Membership subscription Guest Checkout: we accept PayPal, all major debit/credit cards, bank transfer and cheque payments. Direct debit payment option available for subscriptions of £60.00 or over, direct debit provider is Go Cardless Ltd, with payment spread over over 3 months. Please select Bank Transfer / Direct Debit option and request this facility in Notes box at checkout. Bank details and direct debit registration information will be noted on your payment receipt.


Please note - Within one working day of receipt of payment / notification confirming completion of direct debit mandate you will receive an Order Acknowledgement with information and links to create your Members Area account, download your documents* and which documents we need to see to verify your membership. Thank you!

*We must activate your Members Area account before you can download documents.



If you wish to you join this association you understand and accept:


This association was formed to help enhance the dog walking industry as a whole and each member is responsible for all activities carried out within your own business.

We are unable to guarantee that members follow the best practice guidelines.

Whilst every effort has been made on our part to ensure the integrity of our members’ businesses at their time of joining, we are not responsible for you as individuals or as a business or validity of your documentation going forward.

We accept no responsibility nor be liable for any damage (including without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits,) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.