How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Become a Dog Walker

Want to earn some extra money or happen to be a dog lover? Then dog-walking is easy as 1-2-3! Here are some steps into getting your folks into the idea.

Steps

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    If you haven't already asked, keep reading. If you have, skip to step 6.
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    Before doing ANYTHING with asking you have to know all there is to know about walking dogs.
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    You need to have all things ready, such as questions you need to ask yourself like:
    • What is your dog-walking name?
    • How many dogs are you going to walk at a time?
    • What are your hours?
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    After you answered ALL your questions and you think your ready, go ahead and ask!
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    Ask your parents when they are in a good mood (but not drunk). Sit down and tell them what you want and why it would be good. Give them at least 2 positive reasons for this, but make sure you include 1 negative reason, letting them know you know what is bad and how you will definitely avoid it. If they say yes, congratulations! You need to look up how to start your business. If they say they will think about it, don't whine and respect their decision, Most parents who say "I'll Think about it" end up saying yes. If they say no, keep reading.
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    Make a presentation. It can be a PowerPoint, video, document, or essay. Whatever works for you. Make sure you include good facts, and how its good. Don't show them until step 10.
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    You should know why they won't let you do it. If its because they don't want you walking strangers dogs, tell them its for the neighborhood or for people she might know. Just make sure you know what the reason is.
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    Act mature. If you have chores, do them. Don't act like a baby or don't act immature. Don't have your parents remind you to do them.
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    If you have any other pets (works better with dogs) take care of them extra well! If you have dogs, walk them every day. If you have cats, feed them and change the litter box. If you have small pets, Clean the cage and give them their food and water. Interact with your pets.
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    After all this, ask your parents again, using your PowerPoint, video, document, essay, or whatever you did and bring this up while asking. Show them. If they STILL say no, do well in school and get good grades. The best thing to do is make a deal with them. Maybe about school, or home.
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    If they still say no, you have to respect their decision. Maybe wait a year or 2. It may sound long and hard but in the end, it will be worth it. Or you can always find another thing to do.

Tips

  • Always use a calm tone. Screaming or using a mad tone will tell them you are definitely not ready.
  • Remember that parents are fearful for their children. They may be worried that you'll be kidnapped but its not likely.
  • Make sure you know a lot about being a dog-walker.

Warnings

  • Don't start a business if you are going to give up in a month or two. Dog-walking is a thing you have to do for about a year.
  • Don't ever whine. It gets annoying and they will really say no and will make you drop it.

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Categories: Working with Dogs