Do I need dog walker insurance?
When it comes to searching for your insurance as a dog walker it’s worth considering what other services you might be providing – such as dog grooming or pet sitting. Think about all aspects of the job – are you collecting dogs from their homes, in which case, do you have clients’ house keys and are you transporting dogs to parks in your car? The point is, it’s important to ensure you’re adequately covered – it’ll provide peace of mind, not just for you but for your customers as well.
If you provide other services such as a dog grooming parlour, you may want to consider taking out shop insurance to protect stock and contents you keep on the premises.
You are also likely to need public liability insurance no matter if dog walking is your sole business activity or if you other businesses. If you employ any staff, you would also need employers liability cover.
If you’re employed by someone it’s worth reviewing the cover that they have in place first to see if it’s adequate to meet your requirements.