A growing field of business opportunities for landowners is dog walking fields. Wouldn’t it be nice if your dog walking fields could sort of manage themselves? They can - with Release The Dogs, a handy software dog walking fields booking system attached to your website via a plugin that books your clients in and out, handles gate codes, and takes payments, automatically!
Do You Need a Dog Walking Fields Booking System?
We were approached by a client up north who had purchased a number of fields that were available for hire for dog walkers. The dog walking fields were divided up into separate areas with parking and coded gates that could be changed for each booking. The dog walking fields were popular with local dog walkers who would hire the field to walk their dog or groups of dogs for an hour at a time in safety. As the popularity grew, this was turning quite profitable, but also time consuming in administration, for the people running the dog field business. It was time for a dog walking fields booking system to be implemented.
Remote Coded Gates and Handling Dog Fields for Hire
Under normal circumstances a normal e-commerce system can handle the administration of this kind of thing, but it will still involve a lot of copying, pasting and sending off, of emails. The client wanted to automate this process which was a very forward thinking move on their part. So this was all thought through; the dog walking fields booking system was kitted out to match their needs and the booking system software that we provided has automated all the administration of the dog walking fields for them. Changeable codes are added to a computerised locking system, so the dog walkers can check availability, book the sessions, including repeat bookings, directly from their website, make repeat bookings for more dog walks, and pay their fees up front, for up to six weeks ahead. They then turn up at the appointed time, unlock the gate and enjoy an uninterrupted hour in the field with their dogs.
The codes to unlock the gates of the dog walking fields are always sent automatically to the dog walkers’ phones, so that the owners of the field do not have very much hands-on administration to do and can focus on their alternative activities. Every now and again, the fields need to be made unavailable for cleaning and grass cutting, and this is factored into the new dog walking fields booking system, to allow those dates to be blocked off from bookings by dog walkers. There are some safeguards to prevent lateness, or dog walkers who persistently do not pick up after their dogs, so that everyone uses the fields in a respectful manner.
Worldwide Webdesign has the capabilities of creating bespoke booking systems for various types of industries, from dog walking fields booking systems to hotel booking systems, camper van hire, cleaning company administration systems, driving instructors and more. Having the right solution frees up space in your diary because many of the time-consuming processes that you normally do, cutting and pasting from emails into spreadsheets, can be automatically handled by your booking system and all details are saved securely in one handy place. If you would like to chat to us about dog walking field booking systems, or any other kind of booking system, we will be happy to work with you; do give us a callto discuss your needs.