Professional Dog Walkers Association
Setting the professional dog walking industry standards since 2016
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Welcome to the Professional Dog Walkers Association
Find Me A Dog Walker
This organisation (PDWA) is a recently established, national trade association set up by an ex dog walking professional for dog walking professionals with the aim of setting industry standards by implementing professional and ethical values.
We provide assistance to the public who may be looking to employ a dog walker or small pet sitter. If you are looking to employ a dog walker the following information details some points to consider, what questions to ask and what documents to see.
We encourage our members to use our Site Seal on their website and letterheads so if you see it, you can be assured that they have been thoroughly background checked:
All dog walkers listed on our website agree to comply as far as practicable with the Professional Dog Walkers Association Best Practice Guidance and Ethics Code.
Hiring a Dog Walker:
If you are thinking about hiring a dog walker here are a few suggestions on what questions to ask and documents to see. Remember that you are the client and you will probably be handing over a key to your home as well as access to your dog - you need to find the right person to best serve you:
Always remember that commitment is two way, when entering into an agreement with your dog walker you will also have responsibilities and obligations to them.
The following link will take you to our Latest News blog, where you can read this article in full and also download our free guide on What To Look for In a Dog Walker:
We are available for chat on the phone or by email. Due to our working commitments please note our opening hours for telephone support.