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Is anyone else seeing a huge surge of dog walking businesses from facebook connections?

I've seen 3 new ones this week.

I'm guessing its tax credit connected.

Have the DWP started suggesting dogwalking as a small business idea?

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Don't know about facebook, but there does seem to have been a recent surge in minimal outlay type small businesses - window cleaners, gardeners - that sort of thing. Having recently become a dog owner again, I did look into local dog sitters incase I ever needed their services (kennels are a risky last resort IMO). I could see three groups: tax credit / dla specialists, retirees and horsey ladies.

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Recently ? For about 3-4 years now.

It's like cup cakes. People think it's a great idea till others catch on very quickly.

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Yes, I've noticed that at a big dog walking area, near me, there are often several sign written dog walker vans parked there.

It's been the fashion for a while to have kids, then pay someone else to look after them, so, I guess, dogs were the next logical step. Surely only a matter of time until Eastern Europeans learn how to walk dogs.

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Is anyone else seeing a huge surge of dog walking businesses from facebook connections?

I've seen 3 new ones this week.

I'm guessing its tax credit connected.

Have the DWP started suggesting dogwalking as a small business idea?

I thought the same as you but it can work ,my sister has been using a guy for a couple of years now he started off with a clapped out little van hes now got six pretty new vans and five people working for him he also does training classes in the evenings ,,,,,he has got a very very good reputation on the training side though

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I thought the same as you but it can work ,my sister has been using a guy for a couple of years now he started off with a clapped out little van hes now got six pretty new vans and five people working for him he also does training classes in the evenings ,,,,,he has got a very very good reputation on the training side though

Its not whether itll work as a business and all that.

Its just the number of FB posts i nthe last month or so.

I'm used to seeing the odd 'Forever living' an 'Yoonique' and whatever MLM scam. These come in and out like the tide.

Just never seen anyone advertise dog walking/pet sitting. Then - bam! - about 5 in the last month.

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There's loads round here. There's even a doggy day care.

Can't remember where I was reading it now but there was some guy looking into putting his dog into doggy day care... he reckoned it would have worked out cheaper to buy a flat round the corner from his workplace to put the dog up in and then nip out of work a few times a day to water and walk it!

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There was someone promoting an air b'n'b type website for dog sitters - putting together people who'd like to take care of a dog occasionally, and people who want/have to go away without the dog for a while. I felt sorry for the dogs. I'm sure it can't be good for pack animals to be dropped in and out of different families like that.

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Can't remember where I was reading it now but there was some guy looking into putting his dog into doggy day care... he reckoned it would have worked out cheaper to buy a flat round the corner from his workplace to put the dog up in and then nip out of work a few times a day to water and walk it!

The last perso on FB was quoting £10 for 1 hour walk. £5 per extra dog.

I make that a £200/month.

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I think its people playng with Excel and putting together figures based on unreaslistic demand.

Not sure what a Vte charges to put an animal down but is a lot less than £200.

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I personally would prefer dealing with slightly easier customers than dogs...teddy bears. There is one of these hotels in this country somewhere though I couldn't locate it on google...teddies arrive and depart in parcels and supposedly get looked after complete with a souvenir shot for their owners.........

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2892357/Japanese-company-offers-holidays-TEDDY-BEARS-complete-tours-Europe-souvenir-pictures-sent-owners.html

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I think its people playng with Excel and putting together figures based on unreaslistic demand.

Not sure what a Vte charges to put an animal down but is a lot less than £200.

The guy i know of charges £10 all day but takes a dozen or more per van ,up the mountains or on the beaches the dog is out on its feet when it gets back

I suspect the surge in adds you are seeing is down to dole office pressure pushing people onto WTC form a few i know who have been claiming there seems to be a major push at this moment in time ...their "job advisers " phoning them up on almost a daily basis asking how you are getting on with your search for work have you had any replies from job applications ...... etc

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I personally would prefer dealing with slightly easier customers than dogs...teddy bears. There is one of these hotels in this country somewhere though I couldn't locate it on google...teddies arrive and depart in parcels and supposedly get looked after complete with a souvenir shot for their owners.........

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2892357/Japanese-company-offers-holidays-TEDDY-BEARS-complete-tours-Europe-souvenir-pictures-sent-owners.html

Might be a risk they're perverts who do sex things to your teddy prior to returning him.

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Might be a risk they're perverts who do sex things to your teddy prior to returning him.

Just check if the bear is damp when you get him back :o

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The guy i know of charges £10 all day but takes a dozen or more per van ,up the mountains or on the beaches the dog is out on its feet when it gets back

I suspect the surge in adds you are seeing is down to dole office pressure pushing people onto WTC form a few i know who have been claiming there seems to be a major push at this moment in time ...their "job advisers " phoning them up on almost a daily basis asking how you are getting on with your search for work have you had any replies from job applications ...... etc

That's my thinking also; combined with red tape and especially compulsory workplace pensions meaning small businesses are reluctant to take on part time staff so anybody wanting a casual part time job has to create their own.

Government probably views the many personal services micro businesses (dog walking, personal trainers, cleaners) as a mixture of enterprise culture and a return to domestic servitude so all good from their viewpoint.

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Im guessing its a TC WTCs thang.

I guess the DWP people have been on a course where the suggested business is dog waking, so they all say dog walking.

Dont get me started on the number and persistence of people doing: Forever living, Yooonique, Avon, etc etc etc

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Im guessing its a TC WTCs thang.

I guess the DWP people have been on a course where the suggested business is dog waking, so they all say dog walking.

Dont get me started on the number and persistence of people doing: Forever living, Yooonique, Avon, etc etc etc

Do you see any about matched betting?

The paid site I used operated an affiliate scheme and a few of the more flaky looking participants were making money off even flakier people by showing off on Facebook pages set up to show off their success

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