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13 minutes ago, Boghead ranter said:

I've just set up as a dog walker recently, and I have to say, this is the one aspect of the job I'm not looking forward to.

It's the toughest part of the job, It almost 6 years I've had 3 that were put to sleep, it doesn't get any easier, however it's a great life being a dog walker it's very rewarding.

This morning was so heartbreaking, when I went to say goodbye Pepper was wagging his tail and doing his little excited yelp, he thought he was going for a walk.

Right I'm away to play some 6v6 then get pished.

 

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1 hour ago, stevieKTID said:

It's the toughest part of the job, It almost 6 years I've had 3 that were put to sleep, it doesn't get any easier, however it's a great life being a dog walker it's very rewarding.

This morning was so heartbreaking, when I went to say goodbye Pepper was wagging his tail and doing his little excited yelp, he thought he was going for a walk.

Right I'm away to play some 6v6 then get pished.

 

Do you do this full time and get a decent living out of it?

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6 hours ago, welshbairn said:

Do you do this full time and get a decent living out of it?

I do ok its my main source of income, I'm never going to be a rich man doing it ( compared to my previous job working in map development with tomtom the sat nav company where it felt like they were just throwing money around )  I realised a few years back that quality of life was more important than chasing the $, most months I can take home a 4 figure sum which is pretty decent when you consider I only work between 4 - 6 hours a day.

I have a few other little periodic pieces of work I can do to supplement my income, I wouldn't change it for anything, I've found my thing and I love it, plus my colleagues are awesome.

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Ruby always seems to find the warm spots in the house.

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Do you do this full time and get a decent living out of it?
Also, how would you go about setting up as a dog walker? It's something I've always quite fancied doing.

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3 hours ago, pittsburgh phil said:
17 hours ago, welshbairn said:
Do you do this full time and get a decent living out of it?

Also, how would you go about setting up as a dog walker? It's something I've always quite fancied doing.

PM me if you want to ask, I've just gone thru it in the last 6 weeks.

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Also, how would you go about setting up as a dog walker? It's something I've always quite fancied doing.
I'm not that clued up on that side of things the folk i co run the company with handle that side of the business.
Feel free to pm me with any queries regarding the daily practicalities and anything related to behaviour or dog psychology.

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7 hours ago, stevieKTID said:

Feel free to pm me with any queries regarding the daily practicalities and anything related to behaviour or dog psychology.

How do I make my dog look somewhat happy in photos please?

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7 minutes ago, Rizzo said:

How do I make my dog look somewhat happy in photos please?

Give it away.

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How do I make my dog look somewhat happy in photos please?

Its funny some of my pack never look happy even when they're clearly having fun, treats usually do the trick, like this big boy, he's called Spaghetti i was initially a bit embarrassed calling his name in the park IMG_20190417_124545.thumb.jpg.782c8daf1fbf730c2b41b035099e962c.jpg

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He will do anything for a treat

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7 minutes ago, stevieKTID said:

Its funny some of my pack never look happy even when they're clearly having fun, treats usually do the trick, like this big boy, he's called Spaghetti i was initially a bit embarrassed calling his name in the park IMG_20190417_124545.thumb.jpg.782c8daf1fbf730c2b41b035099e962c.jpg

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He will do anything for a treat

Our behaviourist insists it's because she's relaxed but I'm not convinced. She will do her tricks for treats but still looks dead grumpy about it. :lol:

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Our behaviourist insists it's because she's relaxed but I'm not convinced. She will do her tricks for treats but still looks dead grumpy about it. 
The behaviourist could be right though, we always tend to look for human expressions of happiness in our dogs, however, like people some dogs are just a bit moody which i kind of like as well.

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4 minutes ago, stevieKTID said:
10 minutes ago, Rizzo said:
Our behaviourist insists it's because she's relaxed but I'm not convinced. She will do her tricks for treats but still looks dead grumpy about it. emoji38.png

The behaviourist could be right though, we always tend to look for human expressions of happiness in our dogs, however, like people some dogs are just a bit moody which i kind of like as well.

She seems a happy enough dog and loves a play and a run around. Wish she'd look a bit more cheerful every now and then mind.

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Meeting some Horses yesterday.
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Get a hair cut Hippy

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2 hours ago, Lofarl said:

Meeting some Horses yesterday.

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My dog chased a rabbit yesterday. They went under a fence into a meadow. In it was a pretty sporty looking horse. Took exception to the dog invading his field and chased Renton about at top speed. Quite impressive seeing them both at about 30mph. My daughter was mortified and expected the dog to be shot but he made it out unscathed and gave the horse some verbals when safely back on his lead.

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My dog chased a rabbit yesterday. They went under a fence into a meadow. In it was a pretty sporty looking horse. Took exception to the dog invading his field and chased Renton about at top speed. Quite impressive seeing them both at about 30mph. My daughter was mortified and expected the dog to be shot but he made it out unscathed and gave the horse some verbals when safely back on his lead.
Sounds like Renton deserves an asbo.

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My dog chased a rabbit yesterday. They went under a fence into a meadow. In it was a pretty sporty looking horse. Took exception to the dog invading his field and chased Renton about at top speed. Quite impressive seeing them both at about 30mph. My daughter was mortified and expected the dog to be shot but he made it out unscathed and gave the horse some verbals when safely back on his lead.
Some boi

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22 hours ago, Empty It said:
23 hours ago, Shandon Par said:
My dog chased a rabbit yesterday. They went under a fence into a meadow. In it was a pretty sporty looking horse. Took exception to the dog invading his field and chased Renton about at top speed. Quite impressive seeing them both at about 30mph. My daughter was mortified and expected the dog to be shot but he made it out unscathed and gave the horse some verbals when safely back on his lead.

Sounds like Renton deserves an asbo.

He's an embarassment at times. He glazes over when he gets the urge to chase a squirrel or rabbit. Tell him to come back and he just looks at me as if to say "sorry mate, this is more important right now" and because he's so fast there's no danger of ever catching him. 

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