Professional Dog Walkers Association

Setting the dog walking industry standards

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Welcome to the Professional Dog Walkers Association

Welcome to the Professional Dog Walkers Association (PDWA)


Professional Dog Walkers Association aims:


The dog walking industry is currently one of the UK's fastest growing industries for new small business start ups but is unregulated. We care about the industry as a whole and work alongside other industry professionals to help improve areas of concern for the dog walkers, clients, members of the public by working with insurance companies, councils, other bodies and professional dog walkers. We believe that dog walking is about giving the dog/s a safe, structured walk mixed with fun, games, plenty of exploring and bonding. Prepare yourself before you start, know and understand body language and behaviour.


  1. Provide information and assistance to the public who may be looking to employ a dog walker.


  1. To establish an excellent standard of service on a nationwide basis.


  1. To help protect and nurture genuine, dedicated, new and existing dog walking businesses by providing support to and a voice for the dog walking industry.


  1. Advocate that our members do not bring the dog walking industry into disrepute.


  1. Advocate a maximum of 4 well behaved dogs from different households be walked by one professional dog walker at any one time in a public park area.


  1. To establish a nationwide network of dog walkers to support local social services department for emergency basis pet care for those who need it.


  1. Establish local networks of dog walking associates to discuss local issues, fun days and charity fund raising.


  1. Work with dog walking business insurance companies to ensure that safety of all parties is the key critical factor in providing affordable, practical cover.


  1. Provide informative reviews of appropriate topics and products.