When you decide to turn your passion for dogs into a business, things start to get a little more serious.
Do Dog Boarders Need A Dog Boarding Licence To Operate?
If a part of your business consists of boarding dogs then you will need to obtain a dog boarding license from your local council. If you’re simply walking dogs, however, there is no need to apply for any kind of licence and you can hit the ground running with your new venture.
What Do We Require Of Tailster Dog Boarders?
Here at Tailster, we fully vet all applicants that come through our site to ensure that they are appropriate for the job at hand. Whilst we don’t require any formal training or qualifications, we do conduct extensive checks to ensure that they have the skills and attributes necessary to undertake the job successfully.
Whilst formal training is not strictly necessary, it can be of benefit to the walker, with many owners opting to book their dogs in with those who have more training/qualifications.
These may involve:
- Animal behaviour
- Animal care
- Animal first aid
- DBS check
- Any other relevant certificates/experience
What Qualities Are Most Important For Dog Boarders?
It is, of course, vital that dog boarders are proficient at what they do and capable of tending to the number of dogs that they have committed to.
The most important quality that we look for in our dog boarders, however, is passion and devotion to what they do. Anyone can learn to control a group of dogs, attend training courses and build up a profile of skills and abilities, but it takes a true animal lover to really understand the essence of what it takes to become a top-quality dog boarder.
If you think that you have the skills and qualities necessary to become a dog boarder, click here for more details on how Tailster can help get your business up and running.