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Xmas gifts for clients?

Discussion in 'Dog Walking' started by rona, Nov 19, 2012.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Do you give your clients anything at Xmas?

    Last year I gave calenders with a different picture of their dog on each month :D

    This year I'm making them a DVD of theirs dogs year with me :)
     
  2. missnaomi

    missnaomi PetForums VIP

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    If you were my dog walker, I would absolutely love that! :D
    Naomi
     
  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    :) :) :)

    I can get video on the DVD so they can really see their dogs body language when they are with me :thumbup::thumbup:

    I always send new clients a few pics and videos to hopefully allay any worries they have, but it's not easy to continue to do that for established clients :(
     
  4. DOGPERSON

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    I always give healthy dog treats to my clients.I figure even if its the value of one whole walk, its very little to give back considering how long many have been with me.

    On the flip side one client gave me a bottle of reasonable red wine for my efforts, its really nice to be recognised.
     
  5. missnaomi

    missnaomi PetForums VIP

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    Please could you consider moving nearer so I could employ you!
    I think one of our dogs would probably prefer a walk to daycare, but there is simply nobody suitable here at the moment...
     
  6. All4pets

    All4pets PetForums Newbie

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    I normally give my dog clients a healthy dog treat. This year I am making them Xmas cards with their dogs pictures on them. I like your calendar idea thou that sounds great!
     
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    Last year i did a stocking with all their dg's favourite things- toys, treats etc plus a nice photo. This year im doing calendars, but not sure how i fit all my dogs in(their are more than 12)!
     
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    I gave them all home made dog treats last yeat - they went down very well and lots asked me for the recipe but got put off making them when I warned them the house would smell for days afterwards :p
     
  9. Stefx

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    That's so nice. I'm a dog walker and if I had enough money, I would do the calendar. To be honest I wasn't even thinking of presents as I only started up a couple of months ago but all my customers ended up giving me presents! Next year I think I'll get some healthy dog treats for them x
     
  10. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Gil3987 PetForums Senior

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    im thinking some healthy treats for them and a xmas card with their pets pic :)

    As if christmas wasnt stressful enough with everything else i already had to do haha
     
  12. joface

    joface PetForums Member

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    we always give a small gift to all of our dogs, usually something edible and spend a few pounds on each dog. this year I've bought every dog one of these

    Antler Bakes Christmas

    but shhhhhhhh its a surprise :D

    and the bonus is they don't need wrapping :thumbup1:
     
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    Gil3987 PetForums Senior

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    they look lovely joface :) might purchase some them too :)

    Thanks!! :thumbup1:

    Gill
     
  14. DT

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    both lovely gifts Rona.
     
  15. joface

    joface PetForums Member

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    This year Santa (me) is giving these to my clients. They are reduced at the moment and I've checked with Lilys Kitchen and the earliest BBE date is May 2015

    Fabulously Festive Christmas Biscuits!

    I know its not very extravagant but with the amount of clients we have it soon adds up. Also, most of our clients have varying dietary requirements and these are pretty inoffensive in terms of ingredients.

    Hope this helps someone looking for a nice little something to buy their furry friends :thumbsup:
     
  16. Ownedbymany

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    This is my first year so I don't have masses of clients yet, even so I need to keep costs low because I haven't managed to pay myself a wage yet. I wanted to get everything I needed before I started rather than building up as I went.
    Those Christmas biscuits look like a good idea so I ordered some for my clients, plus a couple of extra bags in case I pick up some more clients before Xmas.
     
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