- Posted by Emma Witkowski
- On February 29, 2016
- 0 Comments
- dog-walking, dogs, photos, social media, Toronto, walk report, walk tracker
Why are people so obsessed with pictures? I’m not sure if that’s a question for psychologists, artists, or dog walkers, but either way, everyone is.
There’s something so attractive about photos. Maybe it’s about bringing back memories, maybe it’s just about seeing things from a different perspective, or perhaps it’s our egos getting the better of us. Everyone gets that urge to check that picture they just posted online, check again, and then again ten more times to do nothing but look at it for a minute. Similar to peeing in the shower, if someone tells you they don’t do this, they’re lying.
I say this might be a question for dog walkers because the photos we take on our walks (which are then emailed immediately post-walk, along with a map of where we went) is our most popular selling point. I find this hilarious. It’s not our online booking, our certification, or even our obvious love for dogs that get people excited about using us. While these are seen as good things, when it comes to making people go “oh yes, that’s lovely,” it’s our photos that our clients adore.
Can you blame them? Look at these.
And it’s not just our clients that are obsessed with these photos. Our walkers get a copy of the same email our clients get when a walk is finished, and they’ll be found looking through all the walk reports at the end of the day, looking at the photos that they took just a few hours ago.
For us, the photos are a diary of the small, cute moments we would forget about otherwise. For clients, it’s an affirmation that their dog is out and having the best walk ever. But no matter what, every party involved is found smiling at these pictures, happier than they were a moment before.