http://wagwalking.com

Wag Labs, Inc.

Dog walker

July 2021 • San Ramon, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the work I did as well as flexibility.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked more.

Advice

I think this is a job that fits best with people who have a car.
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Dog walker

June 2018 • Oceanside, CA

What I liked

Nothing

What I wish was different

Pay and subcontractor to Wag relationship

Advice

Don't trust your clients aren't actually scammers
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Dog walker

June - August 2018 • Naperville, IL

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

Better pay or compensation for travel

Advice

Driving to places adds another 30 mins usually
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Wag! Walker

May 2019 • Simi Valley, CA

What I liked

Freedom to decide hours and personal business choices

What I wish was different

More walk opportunities, easier to use app

Advice

Go for it, there is literally nothing to lose
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dog walker

May 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Getting to meet so many dogs!

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Have fun!
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Independent Contractor

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Freedom to make my own schedule, working with animals

What I wish was different

Higher pay, more opportunities closer to me

Advice

Plan out your schedule for the week in advance
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Dog Walker

July 2019 • Ashburn, VA

What I liked

Meeting adorable dogs and getting exercise.

What I wish was different

I wish I did not have to pick up their poop.

Advice

It's important to get to know the dogs and their triggers before the walk to avoid any inconvenience.
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Dog Walker

May 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

You make your own hours and get to meet amazing dogs and connect with great owners. You can do this job from almost any city US city.

What I wish was different

You aren’t able to see any qualities of the dog before walking it, which can be problematic. And you have to set aside a lot of time, because you need to be available to walk dogs but you don’t know when they will need walks.

Advice

Don’t set your location too far, so that you have clients closer to you.
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Dog Walker

June - September 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

flexibility

What I wish was different

Advice

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Dog walker

June 2018 • Oceanside, CA

What I liked

Dogs

What I wish was different

The pay.

Advice

You never know what you are getting into when you accept a walk. It would be nice to have a star rating system for the dog or something so walkers can accept walks according to their ability.
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Dog walker

May 2018 • Worth, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the freedom to make my own schedule and work when I want. I also liked being around animals.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more walks available.

Advice

Take all the walks you can at first to build up your clientele.
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Dog Walker

June 2018 • Ashburn, VA

What I liked

The flexibility in times (i.e. you make your own schedule) and of course, working with dogs

What I wish was different

It's a bit difficult to schedule walks days in advance; mostly done the day of

Advice

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Dog walker

July 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Being able to choose my own hours

What I wish was different

Advice

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Dog Walker

June 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I love walking dogs!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Dog Handler

May 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I loved spending time with the dogs and the pay was excellent.

What I wish was different

It can be difficult to get walks if you do not immediately apply for them. There are a lot of walkers in the area for a limited amount of dogs.

Advice

It is more physically demanding than one would expect.
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Wag Dog Walker

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I absolutely loved it! A great way to exercise, be outside, explore neighborhoods, play with dogs, and make extra cash! I'm looking forward to doing more walks for Wag over other vacations from school.

What I wish was different

The app had a few glitches, which made for some inconveniences when trying to schedule walks. I also wish I could get a better idea of exactly how the app works for the customer, since I can only see it from the point of view of the walker app.

Advice

I personally preferred to walk smaller dogs, just because there's less of a risk of them being unmanageable. While both big dogs and small dogs can be easy or hard to walk (it really depends on the individual dog), a small dog that's hard to manage is nothing compared to a big dog that's hard to manage. Also, it was very helpful to read previous walkers' comments about a dog before actually going to walk him/her!
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Dog Walker

June - July 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked that I was able to have my own schedule.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to do more walks near my home location.

Advice

It was a nice job and you could become more dedicated to earn more money. It was a fun way to get to know the city!
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Dogwalker

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Flexibility of my schedule, tips, general joy and pride in my work, fun!! It taught me more about raising a dog.

What I wish was different

Sometime too many people going for the same job, spent more time in dog hotspot areas

Advice

have fun! Be flexible. Do it with friends!
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Dog Walker

May 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I love being with dogs and it gave me a chance to get outdoors and exercise

What I wish was different

I wish I walked more dogs

Advice

Do it!
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