To apply for an annual Professional Dog Walking licence please fill out this form.

The cost is:

  • Up to six dogs £312.12
  • Up to four dogs £104.04
  • Up to two dogs £52.02

We recognise that some businesses will require multiple licences if they have more than 1 dog walkers operating under their business. The first licence is payable in full and we offer a 20% discount on multiple licences thereafter. Replacement charge for lost licences or any changes to licences throughout the licensed period is £50.

Before submitting please ensure that you have read and understood the:

All applications are subject to final approval by the authority where documents will be checked.

If the authority is satisfied that the applicant is a responsible dog walker, then a licence will be issued.

If the applicant has limited experience then the number of dogs may be restricted to less than four.

Allow 2 to 4 weeks for the processing of applications.

For answers to questions you may have, please read the frequently asked questions document.

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