Do you charge extra for 1 hour walks?

asked 2016-11-15 15:56:22 -0600

Hey Guys!

So I have a potential client who is requesting that I walk his 11month chow-chow/german shepard mix for one hour 4-5 days a week. I'm wondering if I should charge extra for a walk that long, especially considering on some days i have 1 or 2 other clients to walk during that same 3 hour block of time. How do you charge for long walks?

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answered 2016-12-12 14:32:02 -0600

Yes. A one hour walk for any dog, especially in very hot or very cold weather, is sometimes appropriate, but you can charge it as two walks back-to-back and should. Also, create a safe and comfortable pace for you and the dog.

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answered 2017-03-08 18:21:31 -0600

Agreed - feel free to charge additional for a walk that's over 30 minutes. That being said, it may be better to give a discounted rate for additional 15-minute increments. If it were me, I wouldn't feel comfortable charging double, but maybe $5 extra for every 15 minutes extra. That way you can encourage your customers to add on additional time if you'd like and you're being compensated accordingly. Basically, whatever you're most comfortable with :)

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The strategy to discount for additional time is not correct. The additional time should be at the same rate since Rover does not allow for dogs from other families to join on those walks. That means that dog walkers are locked to one family of dogs per walk, preventing a good take-home rate.

Oscar T.'s profile image Oscar T.  ( 2018-06-05 08:38:43 -0600 ) edit

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