So as a very small business I am glad to report we have had our most successful month for 2020 so far and I feel like things are picking up all the time. For October we had dogs return to us and cat sitting clients and all in all its been a. very successful month, big thanks to all my clients.
We looked after new cat sitting clients, Zak, Gracie George, thats a mummy cat and two sons, we also have them booked in again from tomorrow, we looked after Lupo and Fridgey again, the third time this year also new clients of ours, and we did a one week twice a day cat sitting duration for our long term cat clients Ole and Tintin, all these cat sitting gigs where in Chapel-en-le-Frith and Chinley, which are very much areas we cover for our pet sitting services.
So this week weather was challenging we had some mega wet walks, its rained most days this week, however apart from this week most of October has been lovely I have really enjoyed it as I love autumn, autumn colours, last weekend we did a walk from our house I wanted to go down Green Lane on foot as I spent all week driving up and down it for work and kept passing all these tall beautiful trees with yellow leaves, so autumnal, so we walked down their kicked some leaves around continued over to Wash and walked back home again via new smithy and Alders Lane, this was a leisure walk in my own time with my dog and partner.
As a dog walker I do one hour group walks mostly, I always do a full hour, I do not include travel time in that. On quieter days I sometimes do even longer walks to tire my clients out, I offer lots of time off leads, all my dogs have great recall, and I cant walk any dogs with any behavioural or aggression issues, its not what I do , I am all about lovely country walks, dogs off leads, enjoying each others company, its been our philosophy since day one !!
I have dog grooming and dog walker friends who often tell me about other dog walkers in our area not doing proper walks, killing time sat in their vans, stood around with dogs on leads while their kids play in a park, i always say just focus on your own business it will show if the dogs are not getting proper walks,
I would actively encourage people to check their cameras or if you don’t have CCTV ask a neighbour to watch what time your dog walker comes and goes !!! why not if your being honest about this then you should have no worries !! I know I don’t ! Our industry is unregulated so to some degree their is a lot of corruption going on, if your doing this as a job to make as much money as possible in my book in my view you are wrong.
remember to find us on Facebook to follow our adventures I am blogging a lot less these days, works busy and I think iu am mostly promoting the business via social media, I am just focusing on the things I know work at LHH provide great quality walks, looking after dogs and cats like they are my own !!!