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How does Dog Walking Now work?

Dog Walking Now provides a quick, simple and effective way for dog owners to find the ideal person and for walkers/sitters to find work. Dog Owners can either place adverts on our site for members to apply for, or search our database and contact individual members directly.

What do I get for my membership?

When you subscribe to Dog Walking Now you get your very own promotional page where you can detail your history, experience, skills, qualifications, and references along with any photo's or videos so that Dog Owners can really get to see who you are, plus appear in our directory so Owners can find and contact you directly. (You can also use the link for your page to send out to people to promote yourself). You can also get a '' email address. And, most importantly, you gain access to all the latest jobs which you can apply for with just one click of a button!

I have no experience, can I join?

Absolutely! Different owners look for different things in their walkers/sitter, so if you're just starting out but have a wealth of personal experience you might be perfect. Some owners require a lot of history and experience, for others it's more important that you have the right attitude, enthusiasm and to show willing. Everyone has to start somewhere!

Are you an agency?

No, we are a directory and promotion facility that gives you access to job listings. We take no commission or success fees.

Will I definitely get work?

Unfortunately we cannot offer a guarantee of work and we make no such claim , however we do our utmost to promote you and provide you with the latest vacancies giving you a far greater chance of success. Not only do our members appear in our directory, plus gain access to the latest job - we also advertise our members on all major search engines to help people find you. So whilst we can't offer guarantees we can get as close as possible! Take a look at our 'Success Stories' to see how many people have gained work from us (some people earn a very good living just off the clients they found through us!)

I am under 16, can I still join?

Unfortunately due to safety and legal reasons the minimum age for joining this site is 16 years old. You are welcome to join when you hit 16 though!

Will I need to give up my day job?

Not unless you want to, or get so much work that you have to! And many people have done, and now have a far more fulfilled and happy life as a result! A lot of people do this as a hobby, especially at first, and some people are lucky enough to be working pretty much constantly. It's all up to you!

How much does it cost?

We have a range of subscriptions starting from as low as 16p per day. These are paid on an automatic recurring basis (through Paypal for your security and peace of mind) and this gives you full access to apply to as many jobs as you like, and to create your own promotional page and let Owners contact you directly. The cost to have your own site, promote it and be found on the 1st page of Google and other search engines runs into £1,000s each year - we do all this for you for just a few pennies! And just one new client pays a whole years subscription many times over! And remember: we do not take commission from what you earn-it is all yours to keep.

How do I join?

It's quick and easy to join - just fill in your details in the 'Register for Free' box at the top right of the page then follow the instructions - it's very quick and easy and you could have your profile up and start applying for jobs in a matter of minutes!

I've forgotten my login details, what do I do?

Click on 'Forgotten your Password' at the top right hand side of this page and follow the instructions.

Managing your profile

From your account page you can: view and edit your profile at any time, change your account details, add and manage pictures/video, send and receive mail to other members. Remember - promotion is everything so provide as much info as you can on your profile as you don't know who might be viewing it!

Managing Pictures

You can upload up to 40 pictures for your profile, choose which to be your profile picture, and change them whenever you like. These can be in any of the following standard picture formats - .jpg .gif .png. but must be less than 4mb in size.

Managing Video

If you wish to have a video (or up to 20 of them!) on your profile you simply need to upload it to YouTube and then copy the link to your profile - very quick and easy and ensures a high quality playback!

How do I find out about jobs?

All current job listings are shown on our website which we suggest you check regularly. We also send a weekly and daily email of the latest jobs so check you have your email settings to ensure you're getting the emails you want. Plus: add us to your safe/friends list to ensure your email provider doesn't put them in your spam/junk folder and you miss the perfect job!

How do I apply for jobs?

We've designed Dog WalkingNow to make it very easy and effective for you to apply for jobs. You simply view the job that you are interested in and then fill in the covering letter and click 'Apply for Position'. The Dog Owner will automatically receive an email with your covering letter, profile details and link to your profile for them to look at - so make sure you have everything you want on your profile page to sell yourself! You can also keep track of your application from your account menu, and see if the Owner has accepted or shortlisted you for the job.

What happens after I've applied for a job?

If the owner likes you they will be in touch via this site.

Can I unsubscribe from Emails?

Of course! Either click on the link at the top of the email to change your email settings, or login to your account and click on 'Email Settings' to change which emails you receive.

Need an Invoice?

If you require an invoice go to 'Account Details' and at the bottom of the page you will be able to see your subscription/payment history and view/email yourself an invoice.

What if I want to cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your Paypal account and cancelling the subscription you set up. For full details of this either use Paypal's help facility or click here. Note: This needs to be done at least 24 hours prior to your next payment date. Once cancelled you will still have full access to the site for the remainder of the current payment term and no further payments will be made. We do not offer refunds for failure to cancel in time.

What if I want to delete my profile from this site?

If you decide you no longer want to be on our site email with 'Delete' and the email address you registered with in the subject box. Note: once we delete your profile we cannot retrieve it again. If you have an active subscription to Dog Walking Now first cancel that and then once its expired request us to delete your profile.

Do I need a licence to become a dog walker/sitter?

Whilst no licence is required for a person to become a dog walker an animal boarding licence may be required if you intend boarding dogs in your own home overnight. Your local council can advise if required.

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