Do you like dogs? Of course you do! Dogs are so much better than people, and just about anything else on the planet. First of all, they can be trained to do all sorts of amazing things. Second, they are fiercely loyal and love their owners. Most importantly, they always show you that love and what a good time they’re having with those great wagging tails of theirs. Dogs just seem like nature’s optimists. They’re a constant reminder to not take our lives too seriously, and to be happy with what we have. So what’s it like to forego the traditional 9-5 path and just surround yourself with playing dogs all day? Today’s guest, Miyuki Bierlein, will answer just that question.
2:10 – The typical dog walker day.
4:45 – The legal limit of dogs you can walk.
6:50 – The dog walker community.
9:10 – Listener question – Do you have conversations with the dogs, and if so, what is the strangest conversation you’ve ever been caught having with a dog.
10:50 – Other people’s judgment at the dog park.
17:05 – Preventing issues with aggressive dogs.
19:45 - Doggy Insurance
20:25 - Listener question- Do you have a dog of your own and if so, do you sometimes feel bad not taking your own dog out and taking out other dogs instead?
22:25 - How is your time spent while not physically walking dogs (social media, administrative, branding, etc)
26:00 - Dog Walking Apps. Competition?
31:25 - How Miyuki became a dog walker?
39:35 - How this job has changed Miyuki as a person
46:05 Pay range
50:35 Advice for getting started