Why Dog Walking Business Requires Insurance (Infographic)
When we think about walking a dog, it can be easy to forget that carrying out such activity for cash is deemed to be a business. It’s more than just a walk in the park.
From ensuring the dog is looked after, to keeping them away from any damage whilst on the walk, it’s important to be protected against any unforeseen circumstances – no matter how experienced you may be with a dog in hand.
- 10 billion is spent in the UK alone a year on our dogs.
- £14.51 is the price the average dog walker charges per hour.
- There are over 8.5 million dogs in the UK.
Three reasons to be insured for dog walking:
- A pedestrian may trip over the leash on the dog.
- The dog may attack another individuals pet, such as a cat.
- The dog may knock over a plant pot in someone else’s garden, breaking it.
Insurance policies that dog walking businesses should have:
- Public Liability Insurance – A policy such as public liability insurance will protect you in case someone finds themselves injured or their property is harmed because of your business.
- Employers Liability Insurance – If you have hired another member of staff to take on duties for you, you will need employers liability insurance to protect the health & safety of your employees.