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Professional Dog Walkers Association

Setting the professional dog walking industry standards since 2016

-professional - verified - ethical-

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Welcome to the Professional Dog Walkers Association


Check out here, please scroll down the page for membership information


Please note that our Terms & Conditions of Membership, Constitution and Best Practice Guidelines & Compliancy Code (see and click the link below to view, save or print) are at the heart of our striving toward an industry standard. We are lobbying for industry regulation and an integral part of this is for a maximum of 4 dogs to be walked at any one time by one person. Thank you.


Professional Dog Walkers Association Subscription Information:


Membership includes:


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

PDWA membership certificate

Download (or print) digital membership card

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

Dog walking business document package comprising:

1. PDWA Dog Walking Business Plan
2. PDWA Risk Assessment / Method Statement
3. PDWA CPD Journal
4. PDWA Terms & Conditions of Engagement
5. PDWA Client Registration Form
6. PDWA Vet Release Form
7. PDWA Key Release Entrustment Form
8. PDWA Incident Report Form
9. PDWA Dog Walking Business Check List
10. PDWA Rates
11. PDWA Letterhead
12. PDWA Financial
13. PDWA doc pack user guide
14. PDWA GDPR information leaflet


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 (please do not use anyother logo)

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


PDWA Membership subscription checkout: we accept PayPal, all major debit/credit cards, bank transfer, direct debit. Our direct debit provider is Go Cardless Ltd, with payment spread over 10 months. Please select Bank Transfer / Direct Debit option and confirm your payment method in the Notes box at checkout. Bank details and direct debit registration information will be noted on your payment receipt for your immediate action.


Please Note:


Once we have received full payment or confirmation that your direct debit mandate has been registered, your Initial Members Area account will be created; activation and log in links will be emailed to you, usually within 1-3 working days, you will then be able to email us your verification documents.


Your status will be labelled as "Pending Verification" until your membership application process is complete. Once the verification process is complete your account will be upgraded to Full Member status and you will receive your Member Certificate, be able to download your documents and update your public profile.


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


Our Terms & Conditions of Membership, Constitution and Best Practice Guidelines & Compliancy Code (click the link to view, save or print) are at the heart of our striving toward an industry standard. We are lobbying for industry regulation. An integral part of this is for a maximum of 4 dogs to be walked at any one time by one person. 

For our own credibility and integrity, we are unable to ignore working practices that we feel fall below the standard we have set. For clarity, should any member not work to this standard then this is considered a breach of our membership terms and conditions and would request that any one considering joining should seriously consider whether membership with this organisation is the correct one for them.