Jim Buck – Forged a path for dog walkers

Jim Buck – Forged a path for dog walkers

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How’s this for a piece of trivia? Jim Buck, born and raised in Manhattan, is considered the first person to ever professionalize dog walking. He employed roughly 24 assistants, and with their help walked over 150 dogs a day.

He often was seen commanding the leashes of six or more dogs at a time, taking dog walking to new extremes.

With him, followed many more dog walkers who turned to serving our furry friends as a career.

While Jim Buck enthusiastically covered the Upper East Side, Benterprise serves the Upper West Side.

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