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Dogs need to go to the bathroom just as humans do, and just because a human has to go to work all day, it doesn't mean that the dog magically no longer needs to go to the bathroom. So, either the human needs to install a doggy door somewhere, or hire someone to talk their pooch on a walk during the day.
Walking Dogs for Money
With the need for dogs to do their business, comes the need for a dog-walking business.
This is definitely the type of job that requires having a really big spot in your heart for dogs, because being a dog walker is not always a walk in the park; sometimes you’ll get the kind who love to go after that pesky squirrel that just ran across the street. If they're tethered to you, it will quickly become a battle of strength.
Dogs have bad days just like people do, so if you can handle this and accept it, all you will need to get started is a car and a leash, capisce?
Unless you plan on boarding dogs, this is the type of business that can be run out of your home. So when you're not out walking, you can work in your pajamas and set your own hours.
Dog-Walking Business Names
It's Potty Time!
Man's Best Friend Dog Walkers
Pawsitively Best Dog Walkers
CaNINE to FIVE Dog walking Service
Let's Walk Dogs
Jaywalker Dog Walking Service
Hangin' with the Dawgs
The Pampered Pug
The Doggy Trolley
HotDogs Walking Service
Happy Trails Dog Walkers
Doggone Good Dog Walking Service
The Barking Brigade
Paddywhack Dog Walkers
DogCycle Pet Walkers
The Figgity Dog
Just Fuzz Dog Walking Service
Hot Diggity Dogs!
Attention Dog Walkers
Out n' About Dog Walkers
Fetch! Walking Service
The Golden Leash
PawPaws Pet Walker
The Dog Whisperer Walking Service
Walk n' Wag Dog Walking
Gotta Go! Dog Walking Service
Snoopy and Friends Dog Walkers
See Spot Walk
On Your Mark Dog Walkers
4 Paws Dog Walking Service
Make Your Mark Dog Walkers
Wagged Out Dog Walking
Pet Walkers Anonymous
Woof-D-Doodoo Dog Walkers
The Dog's Out!
Tails-A-Waggin' Dog Walking
Naming Your Business
Oh, and let’s not forget about a solid business name. Every business needs a name, but what are some good dog walking business names?
As long as the name makes sense for the type of business you are running, pretty much anything goes.
You don’t need a super professional sounding name because it’s not a suit-and-tie operation, unless you want it to be! For the most part, you can have fun with the name.
Here are some pointers:
- All things dog: It is a dog walking business, so use anything that is related to these sweet, little furbabies in your business name.
- Use rhymes: This is particularly great for mobile advertising such as lettering on your vehicle, and can help someone to remember the business name after just a quick glance.
- Be transparent: Make it obvious in your business that you walk dogs. Leaving one to wonder just what you do, no matter how awesome a name you have, might actually drive a potential customer away!
Now it’s time to start brainstorming. Your best bet is to begin by making a long list of names that you can then narrow down later. Brainstorming is literally writing down everything that comes to mind.
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Tips for Naming Your Business
Things to Consider
Have a list made? Great, now it’s time to start getting down to the nitty gritty! Take a look at these tips in order to narrow down your list:
- Make a list of local competitors’ names and avoid any names that are similar.
- Check the business name with your state’s Division of Corporations to see if anyone has already incorporated the same name.
- Check for web domain availability at Whois.com.
- Can the average person pronounce and spell the business name without problems?
Going through the tips above, begin crossing out names on your list and you will narrow it down to the ones that would really be good for the business. The dogs will be walking you before you know it!
How to Start a Dog Walking Business
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
The bro on September 06, 2020:
I am 10 and me and my friend love this site!:) ;) :P
Dog walking business on June 18, 2020:
This was sooo helpful!! Now I have a lot of names for mine and my friends dog walking business
four paws on June 15, 2020:
I'm 12 this is a huge help I want to start walking dogs for a job so thank you
Claw N Paws on January 23, 2020:
I think me and my brother won't to make a business to do dog sitting so can you please give me some name ideas and some good service
isabella on December 02, 2019:
help dogs with them selfs i think you should do more for dogs.im 9 i like your start
Dog walker 1234 on June 08, 2019:
Wow! So creative!
AlexaSexy on June 06, 2019:
I am very young and wanting to earn some extra money.I love working with animals,espeacially pups!!!I am super stopoed to start a new amazing pup-tastic dog service buissness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Horse lovin' girl on February 21, 2019:
hi I am practically broke so I am starting a business. some other good names are walking woof and walking rovers. you can also create a simple website using square space (search it up on google) and use the layout called 'Rover' :D
Keeley on February 12, 2019:
Hey IDK WHAT MY NAME IS you could bring several of your friends with you and tell your mum that you are going with a lot of people therefore it would be less likely u get kidnapped.
Horse girl on February 07, 2019:
Hi I am only 10 me and my friend are starting a dog walking business we have some names but we would like to have some pretty good ideas for names
Alexis on October 04, 2018:
Omg I love this site now I have the perfect dog walking business
ell on August 01, 2018:
This site is really helpful but we do not know but here is one name that is super good It's potty Time or fetch!!!
jeff on June 18, 2018:
this is barking crazy but i love it
ava on June 14, 2018:
IDK what my name is have her come with you that's what I'm doing!
Alexa on May 28, 2018:
Im only ten but a good dog walking name is Dogs off the lease
ashlyn on March 25, 2018:
i liked this site im going to have a great busniness with my sister thank you so much
Jaliyah on January 17, 2018:
I like walk'n wag dog walking
Kaka on November 24, 2017:
I have no idea what name to choose because these names are really good and i have to choose just one but which one?????
Fifi dog on August 07, 2017:
I am starting a dog walking business with my friend and this site has been most helpful for business names. Thank you
HorseWise on July 30, 2017:
I am starting a Dog Walking Business with my Best Friend Grace. I really want to go to horse camp at the end of the year so if anyone knows any other types of moneymaking schemes please let me know.
susanna on July 17, 2017:
What about love 4paws
Random cat on June 02, 2017:
I am starting a dog walking business.
josee on May 10, 2017:
I am only ten but , I thought Chewy's Chamber is a good name for a dog buissness
lo on March 22, 2017:
pups n' paws
Charlie on January 07, 2017:
dog to go is a good one to just a suggestion
WagWalk on January 07, 2017:
WagWalk.com is available
Android on November 20, 2016:
lol WE LET THE DOGS OUT
Ava on June 10, 2016:
How about Who let the Dogs Out
SkillMaster on July 01, 2015:
What about Pawin' Around?
Reena Dhiman on October 19, 2014:
Hmm....I don't own any dog yet, but the way you have covered all facts make me like this hub.