This has been like a dream come true, says Sonia Carey’s who operates a Dogknows franchise in South-East London. “It’s really exciting to own my own business, and to be doing something I love. Some days I have to pinch myself so I know I’m not dreaming. I always knew from when I was small that I wanted to work with dogs. I grew up with dogs. My mother was blind so we had guide dogs. But somehow my career took a different turn. Then last year, after I turned 41, and had been doing the same office job for over twenty years, I began to rethink everything. I did consider setting myself up as a dog walker on my own, but the Dogknows franchise felt safer. Bobs is so experienced in her field, and the fact that she shares all her experience is one of the most exciting things about the franchise.”
A lot of people are very jealous of what I do now, says Gerry Casey who operates Dogknows Windsor & Eton franchise. “I have a much less stressful working day and I’m outside, seeing the sun and in control of my day.” I love working with dogs. It’s great to see how happy thery are when they’re out and about on their walks. The happiness rubs off on you and its so rewarding. I’m much more content now that I ever was in an office job.
I’m immensely proud of the Dogknows brand and I feel fantastic when I get wonderful feedback, says Emma Millis from Dogknows Greenwich franchise. I get lovely comments about the quality of our service and we are noticed for doing things differently – it’s what we call ‘the Dogknows difference’ and our customers become very loyal to us. Dog owners are becoming more and more demanding and increasingly want skilled dog peole looking after their dogs. I’m so pleased I attached myself to a company with strong animal welfare ethics and excellent knowledge of the industry.