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5 Reasons a Dog Walker May be Exactly What You Need

There's more than one reason to hire a dog walker

Liz 27th Jul 2020
  1. You’re out for long hours
  2. This one seems pretty obvious, I hope. If you are going to be out for long hours, at the very least your dog would need a toilet break. However, dogs are social animals, so they also need company. Leaving your dog for long hours without some sort of rest break or company would be unfair, may lead to behavioural issues and may also mean you come home to ‘accidents’. Of course someone popping in to see your dog, let them out and a few snuggles may be enough. But hiring a dog walker has many benefits. See point 4.
  3. You physically can’t walk your dog or you need a break
  4. As I write this blog post I am all aches and pains, though admittedly these were self-inflicted. It does highlight to me though how difficult it can be to walk your dog when you are in pain. I hobbled around the park last night, and although my dogs got a sniff, it wasn’t the greatest walk. It was one of those ‘that’ll do’ kind of walks. So it may be if you’re unwell or for whatever reason, physically unable, a dog walker may be able to offer your dog something more exciting and to give yourself recovery time. There’s also the chance that you simply need a break. It can be hard work, especially if you have a vey active dog, or maybe a dog that requires extra support due to fears and reactivity. Although I would love to think that walking with your dog is the best and most enjoyable task, this is not true for everyone, and it can actually be a very stressful task. It seems to make sense to give yourself a break and ask for a professional to help.
  5. You’re need to get on with work and other things
  6. One of my clients was writing a book when she commissioned me to walk her dogs. She found that having time uninterrupted time helped her productivity greatly. She did not have to think about when to fit her walk in, and what’s more, when he dogs returned they were happy to chill out. Maybe, given the current climate, many more people have begun to realise how hard it can be to work at home with your dog. I’m sure that is not true for every dog, but certainly when I have days of study or admin my dogs get restless. When I had a ‘proper’ job I used to find working from home difficult. Theo would settle in the morning, but in the afternoons he wanted to know when the fun was going to begin! Which brings me onto my next point…
  7. Your dog would benefit from a social and enriching experience
  8. Dogs needs so much more than just company, and let’s face it, we cannot always do everything for our dogs. As mentioned above. The type of experience your dog walker will offer may depend on how they run their service. Some walk straight form your home, some travel, some walk in groups, some walk dogs individually. However it is run your dog will at the very least be able to have an enriching experience with smells and sniffs. They will also get some social time with the dog walker, and possibly other dogs. They get a change of scenery and a chance to express themselves. Dogs who come on my adventures get to explore, play games, run, socialise, sniff and interact. People with active breeds will know that without this dogs can become difficult to live with. But there’s no reason every dog shouldn’t be out there living their bet life!
  9. Your dog will love it…

You should get a dog like Molly…

Ever thought about why your dog is behaving?

13th Feb 2021 by Liz

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1st Nov 2020 by Liz