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Old 10-09-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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What is a reasonable amount to pay someone to come walk Hemi once during the day? He is able to be outside a lot now since the weather is still nice, but once it starts to get cold he will have to be inside all day. My stepdaughters' friend in the neighborhood, who is eleven, has a King Charles Spaniel and I was thinking of asking her if she could walk Hemi after school. I have no idea though what is a reasonable amount to offer her. Any suggestions? TIA!

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Old 10-09-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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Depends where you are from - in the UK we have a 'minimum wage' law. don't know how this applies to eleven year olds. I would pay say £2.50 a day - but then I do live in a city and everywhere you go there are adverts for staff - more jobs than people.

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Yep, depends where you live. Was going to suggest that you try looking for people that offer these services & see what the going rate is, but you're talking about an 11 year old child here so the going rate probably wouldn't be appropriate.

I suppose you know & trust this girl? I wouldn't let a child walk my dogs but that's because they're on the large side, they don't get much interaction with children (though Dennis loves little kiddie winks) & I don't think a child would be able to control them in he/she needed to.

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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I do know this girl. She plays with my stepdaughters all the time. I think she is pretty mature for her age, plus she has her own dog and has been through training with her. Hemi is only 5 1/2 pounds.. so I don't worry that she can't control him.
I do often see her in the morning, I am usually leaving to take Hemi for a walk and she is just coming back from walking her dog Cinnamon.

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Hemi is only 5 1/2 pounds.. so I don't worry that she can't control him.
haha - maybe I should pay more attention to the pic!

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Hmm Well I do pet walking myself, and i charge 10 a walk. Depending on where the person lives. And that is for a 30 min walk. 20 for a hr, and 5 for each additional 30 min
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My daughters petsit and walk, and they charge $10 per visit/walk.
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i would have said £5 a visit. there's lady round here who wanted £40 to take 4 shelties out together
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If it was in the UK I would never let an 11 year old walk a dog even a small dog as they could meet someone on their walk with a dog who was dog aggressive and if this dog got out of control in my opinion an 11 year old would not be mature enough to cope. I am not saying that it would the 11 year old walking the dog would be at fault but only that if such a situation arose they are too young to cope but that is only IMO. In the USA perhaps thinks are different , I really wouldn't know.
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borzoi-We live in a somewhat rural neighborhood and there are not likely to be dogs out that Hemi does not already know.

Thanks everyone else for your imput!

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