Easy teen job idea for track or cross-country runners
Here’s a great idea for a busy teen or college student who likes to run and claims, “I don’t have time for a job.”
Hand out a flyer in your neighborhood advertising that you will take their dog for a one to three-mile run on a Saturday or Sunday. Include some benefits on your flyer. Tell how exercise is healthy for their dog and how running will expel extra energy making a peaceful home environment.
Add a great call to action like, “Limited slots so call now to reserve your spot!”
Your target customer is any dog owner with a busy schedule who has little time to exercise their dog.
Suggested price: $10-20 per run.
This can lead to other jobs too. The owners might call for dog sitting when their next vacation rolls around or if they have a business trip.
10 Safety Tips for Dog Running
Don’t forget about safety.
- Spend some time with the dog before handling it alone.
- Start with very small dogs before handling larger ones.
- Don’t accept a job with a dog that weighs more than you do
- Don’t accept a job to work with a dog that does not obey the commands of “Sit, Stay, and Heel”
- Do a test run so you know how the dog behaves near cars, people, children, and other animals
- Make sure the dog has a collar and contact tag
- Carry the contact phone number of the owner on all runs
- Wear extra reflective clothing; consider reflective collar for the dog
- Take 5 minutes to try to get the dog to “go” before you begin running so you are not pulled to a stop
- Remember when “working” the priority is the dog and not the distance you are running. Stop if the dog looks winded.
Get Started with Your Dog Walking Business
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