Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth Locker and I am the primary owner and pet care provider here at WaggleZen, where our motto is, “Happier, Healthier Dogs through Love, Movement and Training.”
To say I am intimidated by this whole blog writing exercise is to completely understate the situation! I’ve been avoiding this aspect of 21st century business operation for many months now. What do I have to say, of value, that anyone would want to read? Well, looks like we shall see over time!
Before I started this business, almost one year ago, I had been out of the high tech world for several months. During that time, I was searching for the same type of work (Executive Assistant) in the same industry that had been my career for over 14 years. After all, it was what I excelled at and enjoyed doing, for the most part. Then inspiration struck! A good friend, in Seattle, had started her own dog walking business and was doing exceedingly well at it. I adore dogs and have cared for, trained and nurtured many of them throughout the years. With the skills honed as a senior level Executive Assistant, along with the canine care skills, why couldn’t I be successful running my own pet services business? My answer was a resounding, “There is absolutely no reason why I wouldn’t do well!” Then came the discussions with my spouse, industry research, training and working with a mentor.
In April of this year we will celebrate one year in business. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience so far. When I’m out walking or training a dog, there is a feeling of joy and fulfilment that I’ve never known before! Our clients, both human and canine, are second to none! I feel such gratitude for all of them and for being able to do this true labor of love!
In the upcoming blogs, I will share on-the-job observations, experiences and some helpful canine care tips and tricks. Stay tuned!