Dog Walking FAQs

Will I meet my Dog Walker before they come to collect my dog for the first time?  Will my dog always have the same Walker?

Yes, in fact we insist upon it.  You must arrange a meeting and a trial walk with your Dog Walker to make sure that everyone is 100% happy before any bookings are accepted.  This allows your dog and the Dog Walker to get to know each other, and for you to ask any questions that you might have.

Apart from holidays and unexpected sickness, your dog will always have the same Walker.

Does my dog need to be vaccinated?

Yes. Your dog will be in contact with other dogs that they meet whilst out on walks with us.

 

For general wellbeing, it is important that your dog should always have annual vaccinations to protect against infections and disease.

Does my dog need to be wormed and treated for flea prevention?

Yes, for the same reasons that vaccinations are necessary.  Your dog will be in contact with other dogs that they meet whilst out on walks with us, which means that flea treatment is particularly important.

 

It is your responsibility to ensure your pet is free of fleas. If fleas are present, your Dog Walker shall return your pet to you immediately.  You may also be responsible for the expense of removing fleas from the Dog Walker’s vehicle.

Do you walk dogs with special needs?

We are happy to walk puppies, senior dogs, nervous dogs and those who are not terribly keen on having other dogs around them.  It may be that a walk starting at home (see Home Visit) is more suitable than a standard walk.

 

If your dog is not happy in the company of other dogs, please Contact Us to discuss a price for a solo walk.

Does my dog need to be insured?

We prefer that dogs are insured, particularly if they are walked off-lead - but this is not mandatory. 

 

Please note that it is your responsibility to settle or reimburse charges for any treatment or veterinary care when we return your dog.

What will I need to provide for my dog?

A good quality lead, and a coat for wet / cold days (if your dog requires one).  For dogs that walk on a harness or a head-collar, we will need that as well.  Please note that we do not use extending leads / retractable leads, so please make sure that you have a regular lead available.

 

If your dog has a preferred recall treat or toy, please leave that out too.

I am going on holiday and am leaving my dog at home.  A friend or neighbour is popping regularly through each day to check on them.  Can you walk my dog while I am away?

Unfortunately not.  You must have suitable arrangements in place for your dog to be cared for while you are away.  Please consider our Home Boarding Service, or making arrangements for your dog to stay in the home of a friend or family member.

Do you walk dogs off the lead?

It depends on what you want - but generally yes! If your dog is a little bit rusty on their recall then we can keep them on a long lead and let them run and play in safety!

 

We will only let your dog off lead once we have written consent and it is safe to do so.

What happens in bad weather?

Based on our initial meeting, we can manage bad weather days in a number of different ways.  For those dogs who hate getting wet, we can delay the walk until later in the day if time allows, or possibly switch to a home visit and some indoor playing.

 

For those that are not bothered by the rain - we get wet! We will clean up and dry off your dog as much as possible on return. We ask that you leave out a towel for a final rub down on arrival back at the house.

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