I just walk dogs. Why would I need insurance?
As a dog lover, a business walking dogs is a natural fit for you but there are risks involved with it. Dogs can get injured; they can injure each other; they can injure people, including (heaven forbid) you yourself, and they can cause accidents. Many dogs can be extremely valuable and veterinary bills can be eye watering so your potential liability could be considerable if things worked out badly. However, that is what insurance is for!
What kind of insurance would I need for my dog walking business?
As in many businesses this is just like the traditional question: how long is a piece of string. You may wish to have health insurance for the pets under your control; insurance for loss of, or injury to, the pets owing to factors you were not responsible for; cover against theft (which sadly is all too common noways); indemnity against loss of property (particularly keys) belonging to clients; mandatory employer's liability insurance if you employ anyone to help you; personal accident cover in case you are injured; and the list goes on. However the starting point, and the most important cover you can have, is public liability insurance.
A public liability policy covers against claims from other people who are hurt or lose money as a result of your business activities. These can be tailored to suit just about any dog walking business whether it is a small, part time, single person business or a large scale operation with many employees.
Why should I buy insurance via this website?
Your insurance requirements are unique because you and your business are unique. This is why explaining your setup to an experienced broker can be the most efficient way of getting enough insurance, but without wasting money on extras that you may not need.
Your enquiry however will not have to be handled by a single broker or insurance company. Instead, quotes will be invited from a panel of brokers, giving you the chance to compare quotes and pick your own policy. You could, therefore, receive multiple quotes to compare, rather than being offered a single one on a 'take it or leave it' basis!
Aren't brokers expensive to deal with?
Most insurance worldwide is conducted by brokers. Just like price comparison sites, they receive commissions from the underwriters they pass business on to, so in most cases they don't charge the client anything. Unlike a comparison site, though, they are required to have considerable expertise in their speciality, and they can help you in the event of a claim.
Are brokers reliable?
Every broker on the panel is fully authorised and regulated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which ensures that athorised firms keep to the highest standards of service and professionalism.
What will it cost me to get quotes?
Nothing. Fill in the enquiry form now and wait for them to arrive!
How it works
- You fill in a simple form, giving some details of what you are looking for.
- Depending upon your requirements, selected brokers from the panel will be asked to collect quotes for you.
- You will receive broker quotations to compare.