Business Insurance for Pet Trainers and Dog Walkers

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Working with animals always involves risk. A dog could bite another dog, or slip a leash and get injured. Safeguard your small business with affordable insurance for dog walkers and trainers.

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What types of business insurance do dog trainers need?

These policies cover the most common risks of training and walking dogs.

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General liability insurance

General liability insurance covers basic risks of working with dogs, such as injuries to pets or customers. Bundle with property insurance for savings in a business owner’s policy.

  • Pet injuries
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged customer property
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for dog walking and pet training businesses that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Partial missed wages
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Business owner’s policy

This policy bundles commercial property insurance and general liability coverage under one plan. A BOP is often the most cost-effective type of business insurance for dog walkers.

  • Pet injuries
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged business property
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Errors and omissions insurance

E&O is also called professional liability insurance. It covers legal fees related to work performance, such as a claim that a dog walker’s negligence caused an injury.

  • Claims your dog training was ineffective
  • Negligence that caused pet injury
  • Professional mistakes or oversights
Looking for different coverage? See more policies.

Why do pet trainers and dog walkers need business insurance?

Keeping dogs safe and healthy is your area of expertise, but accidents can happen when you’re working with animals. Business insurance for dog walkers and trainers can protect you from the high cost of veterinary bills, damaged property, and liability lawsuits over dog bites.

How much does pet care business insurance cost?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Pet care services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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