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PE01842: Regulate the professional dog walking industry

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Petitioner: Valerie Deerin-Morris


Closing Date for Online Petition: 21 December 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to regulate and licence the professional dog walking industry.



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Do you think "professional" dog walkers should be allowed to walk an unlimited number of dogs at the one time in a public area (as is the present situation in Scotland) or should they be limited to a small number of dogs ?

Would you be happy to send your dog to be walked by a "professional" dog walker knowing your dog will spend more time in the vehicle than on a walk because the dog walker has to pick up and drop off an unlimited number of dogs?

No unlimited number of dogs on a walk can be dangerous. Your dog would be receiving more attention in a smaller group.

Sandra Thomson

18:50 on 21 Nov 2020

My first thought was that it's up to owners to check out the dog walker's standards. But the dog walker can lie about their maximum dog numbers, and it would be quite hard for an owner to check, short of taking time off work and trailing the dog walker.

Moira Munro

20:26 on 13 Nov 2020

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