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Tradesman Saver’s Public Liability Cover For Dog Walking

Our standard cover is:

  • £1 million cover for public and products liability (with an option to increase to £2 million or £5 million)
  • £10,000 cover for any financial loss (£50K cover optional)
  • Worldwide liability cover for temporary work abroad for up to 14 days (excluding the USA and Canada)

There are many insurance options which would benefit your dog walking business, and public liability is one of the most significant. This protects you if one of your canine charges escapes their leash and bites a member of the public. These sorts of claims can cost a small fortune, but the public liability cover included in our standard dog walkers insurance means you won’t be responsible for paying any of the resulting expenses. Our automatic package also protects against financial loss, legal expenses, and more.

Other relevant insurance policy for any dog walking business is employer’s liability, a legal requirement for anybody who employs staff. This means that, if you employ dogwalkers across your local area, you would be insured in the event of any injury befalling them.  Here at Tradesman Saver we have all the coverage you may need. Click below to get an instant dog walking insurance quote.

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How our dog walking insurance works

1 Apply Online

Complete our simple quote form with basic details about your business

2 Get a quote

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3 You’re insured!

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What is dog walking insurance?

As fun a job as it sounds on paper, there’s more to being a dog walker than keeping an eye on some extremely good boys. Injury caused by the animals under your control and injuries to staff are common occurrences, and these are covered by Tradesman Saver’s dog walker insurance. This cover is essential, whether you’re just starting out as a dog walker, or just want protection as you expand your business.

Why do you need dog walking insurance?

As anyone who’s ever been a pup protector knows, working with dogs isn’t just a job – it’s a dream come true, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come without its own risks. Regardless of how widespread your activity is, from walking dogs for a living, to running a full-time doggie day care, working with dogs is great fun but it isn’t without potential dangers. Here at Tradesman Saver, we know a generic dog walkers insurance policy won’t fit the bill; you need cover that speaks to your needs. That’s why we’ve put our most relevant covers together in one policy, which you can tailor using our online quote form, to ensure you get the cover you need, when you need it most.

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  • Online & Anywhere

    Online & Anywhere

    We like to keep things simple. Your quote, purchase and documents are all available online, anytime.

  • Monthly Instalments

    Monthly Instalments

    Cashflow is important to every business. Spread the cost by paying in easy monthly instalments.

  • Instant Cover

    Instant Cover

    No need to wait for your documents. Our tradesman cover starts from the date you select.

  • Added protection

    Added Protection

    Public liability, products liability, financial loss, legal expenses and accidental death cover as standard.

* Total number of live policies as of 31/01/2024

Dog Walker’s Public Liability Insurance


Trying to get insurance as a dog walker can be a pretty lengthy ordeal. While you’d hope that getting insured would be an easy task, once you start getting into the nuts and bolts of the matter, you can quickly become more than a little confused by all the insurance lingo you have to wade through. With Tradesman Saver, our online quote and buy facility makes this process super easy. 

There’s only one cover you really need in your line of work – and that’s public liability insurance. What you need to know about public liability insurance is that essentially, if your insurance policy was like a human body, your public liability insurance would be like the backbone – it’s absolutely essential for any business, big or small, and underpins all other covers. It’s mainly concerned with claims arising out of injuries to third parties and damage to their property, and applies regardless of whether the claim comes from a client or a member of the public. It’s one of those covers that is absolutely vital in protecting your business.

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Dog Sitting, Dog Caring & Doggy Day Cares

We also offer cover to insure dog sitting, dog caring and doggy day care businesses. Just find the trade that summarises what you do best on our online quote form for immediate cover after you buy.

Dog Walking Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dog Sitting Insurance?

Dog sitting insurance, much like dog walkers insurance, covers any injury or damage caused while a canine is under your care. This includes any harm befalling the dog you’re looking after or a member of the public, as well as property damage and even lost keys. This falls under our broader pet sitting cover, which also offers the same comprehensive automatic package as our dog sitting insurance.

How much does dog walking insurance cost?

Dog walking insurance from Tradesman Saver begins at £59 per year, but we offer optional extras such as personal accident and short term income protection, which can be added to your policy whenever you need them at additional cost.

What insurance do dog walkers need?

One of the most crucial parts of a dog walking insurance policy is public liability insurance, which protects you in the event that one of your pooches causes harm to a member of the public, or their actions damage property. This, amongst several other policies, are all included within our automatic package, meaning you don’t need to worry about missing out on the most important forms of cover. Business contents insurance can also be extremely beneficial component of dog walking insurance, offering you money to put towards replacing any equipment like leashes, bowls or carry cages which get damaged, lost or stolen.

*This indicative price is for £1m public and products liability, £250,000 legal expenses, £10,000 financial loss and £10,000 accidental death insurance cover for a sole trader. The price includes insurance premium tax but excludes our admin charge. 13% of new customers paid less than £54 between 1st January 2024 and 30th January 2024. The actual price you pay will depend upon your specific business requirements and will be affected by your trade, your claims history and the optional covers you select which are all priced separately during the quote process. This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s) © Copyright 2024 Tradesman Saver | Tradesman Saver and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check our financial services registration status on the Financial Services register.
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