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Help - How much to pay our dogwalker?

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chonky Mon 25-Apr-05 12:19:13

A lovely pensioner has agreed to walk our dog on the days that I'll be at work. She has suggested £1.50 an hour, which is FAR too little. However, I've no idea how much to pay. Any ideas please?

nailpolish Mon 25-Apr-05 12:20:32

what about the same as a cm? ours is £3/hr

sounds like a lovely pensioner!

chonky Mon 25-Apr-05 12:21:34

Yep - we pay our childminder £3/hour, which seems reasonable. Yep - this woman is a star, I have a horrid feeling that our dog will soon prefer her to us

FLUM Mon 25-Apr-05 12:21:54

mmmm thats a good job. i might do that i love dogs.

i reckon an hour is a long walk no?

I would charge £3 a walk, it would be half an hour and include a nanny style report on shape and colour of poo, general mood of dog, any encounters with other dogs

chonky Mon 25-Apr-05 12:23:31


Lots of money in serious dogwalking I reckon. I mean if you were a pro you could take 4-5 dogs at a time = £12 + an hour for walking in the park.

FLUM Mon 25-Apr-05 12:24:32

yeah they do it in new york. have about 10 on a lead. mental

chonky Mon 25-Apr-05 12:25:30

10!!!! Mind you £30 an hour can't be bad....

nailpolish Mon 25-Apr-05 12:26:03

flum you are a scream.

i did mean to say £3 per walk not hr, which will be longer the walk or an hr?

whichever is longer then, oh i dont know

chonky Mon 25-Apr-05 12:28:05

Well, so far they've been gone 50 mins. Will I ever see my dog again??

£3 it is.

FLUM Mon 25-Apr-05 12:29:10

thank you nailpolish, it is all for effect.

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