Although it seems like it might be one of the easiest jobs in the world, being a dog walker has its fair share of downsides. Sure, you get to spend time walking and playing with other people’s dogs, bonding with them and enjoying their company, you also have to deal with the negative aspects like bad weather and unruly dogs.
They don’t do it for free, it can still be a nice gesture to show your appreciation for the hard work they do to keep your dog occupied while you are at work. It doesn’t necessarily need to be anything particularly expensive, just a nice token to show their thanks.
There is no such thing as having too many t-shirts. And as your dog walker is obviously a fan of four-legged and furry animals, there are various themed t-shirts on the market. One with a funny pun will likely go down a treat.
Doggie Themed Make-up Bags
If your dog walker is female, you could invest in a doggies-themed make-up bag where they can keep all their bits and pieces. Just because they may rough it while they walk and play with yours and other people’s dogs, doesn’t mean they don’t like to look good. A doggies-themed make-up bag is ideal because it is practical and also represents one of their big passions and connects it back to the reason why you are thanking them.
Travel First Aid Kit for Humans and Animals
Accidents can happen, particularly when you are dealing with dogs throughout your working day. Therefore, a handy thing for dog walkers to have on their person or in their vehicle is a first aid kit for all emergencies involving the dogs they are looking after and themselves too.
As well as a nice way to say thank you, it is also having practical worth. You don’t even have to buy an actual first aid kit – you can make it up yourself by gathering various items. Kit out a nice bag with plasters, scissors, anti-bacterial ointment and wipes among other things.
A nice and inexpensive way to say thank you to your dog walker would be to buy them a doggies-themed mug. Who doesn’t like a nice sized mug with their favourite animals emblazoned all over it? Your dog walker probably does.
Thank You Gift Baskets
Do you want to treat them to something really special? Have they put in extra work recently or went over and above the call of duty to help you out with your dog? There are various gift baskets that are great, but, small thank you gifts.
Winter Hat and Gloves
As the colder weather starts to set in, your dog walker will still have to go out with your dog. To thank them for their efforts even in the lower temperatures, you could buy them a nice and snugly woollen winter hat and gloves. They will appreciate the protection for their head, ears and fingers.