Thinking up a great name for your dog walking business isn’t going to make or break you, but the right name can help a lot.
Your business name is one of the most important elements of advertising. It is the first thing people see.
If you can come up with a name that is clever but obvious, short but illustrative, you’ll be on your way to getting good quality dog walking clients and a successful business that’s meeting your goals.
1) It needs to be obvious what your business does
When people hear your business name they should immediately understand what you do. Making people guess with a cryptic name will not help you. It’s important to keep your name simple so people can concentrate on your services.
2) Short is sweet
Names longer than four words are long names. Although it is easier to describe what you do (like “York City Dog Walks for Puppies”), a long name like that is going to be a chore to repeat again and again, and it won’t be as memorable to potential clients. If you find yourself deciding on a very long business name, consider answering the phone multiple times every day with this name.
3) Make sure that no one else is already using the name
You don’t want to run in to copyright issues for using a name that somebody has already laid claim to. Do some searches online (and perhaps in your local business directories) to be sure your potential name is not already taken. If you do find another business is using the name but it’s a small business and not in your locale, you will probably be fine, but if you can, it’s best to pick something original. If you have any concerns at all, it is best to check with a solicitor.
4) Don’t try to be too clever or extreme
It is good to get attention with a name, but if you get too clever or extreme you risk raising suspicion rather than intrigue. You want people to smile when they hear your dog walking business name! They should get a positive feeling when they think about leaving their furry friends in your safe hands.
5) Talk to family and friends
It can be very helpful to chat with family and friends to see what they think of the name. When you’ve reduced your list of potential names down to 2-3 ideas, ask your friends which company they would be most likely to hire.
Here are some dog business name suggestions to get your ideas flowing. Any of these could also use “dog walkers” or “dog walking” and work well.
- ‘Your Town’ Dog Walks
- ‘Your Neighborhood’ Dog Walkers
- ‘Your Name’ Dog Walkers
- Out for a Walk Dog Walking
- Wanna Go for Walk Dog Walkers
- Furry Friends Dog Walkers
- At Your Service Dog Walkers
- Happy Pack Dog Walks
- Rain or Shine Dog Walking
Good luck with choosing a name for your new dog walking business!