If you have a dog and are in a position where you may have to leave them for more than a few hours, then a dog walker may be exaclty what you need.
With many people now working from home, it may seem that a walk with your dog is the perfect way to spend a few minutes break from the laptop, however you should consider if those escapes are always possible and if not, a dog walker might be a good solution to ensure your pup will always get to stretch their legs.
Research has also shown that group (or pack) walks, filled with both pyshical and metal play can have large scale improvements to your dogs health. Below is a list of the 10 top reasons why a dog walker could be the right option for you.
Health – your dog gets a great workout to keep them healthy, fit and happy. Depending on the breed of dog, a daily long walk can have significantly positive effects on your dogs overall health
Mental stimulation – walks are filled with interesting smells, sounds, and different things to see and do, preventing boredom
A routine toilet break – your dog will get a bit of a break in the day to relieve themselves and stretch their legs
Behaviour – a tired dog is a well behaved dog! The more walks a dog gets the less likely he is to bark, chew or develop other problem behaviours
Socialization - Meeting other dogs and humans is the best way to learn how to act around others.
Fun - Dogs love to have fun, so what's better than running and playing with your friends. A group walk for your dog is like a visit to the soft play centre for a baby.
Feeling part of a pack - Dogs are pack animals, so being around other dogs allows then to express themselves in ways they might not be able to in single dog households.
Holidays - Getting used to leaving the house with someone else is a great way to teach your dog that your will always come back, whether that's at the end of the day or for an extended break, like a holiday
Emergency Cover - A dog walker having a spare key to your house is great if you ever get stuck in traffic or have an emergency. You dog walker can pop over and make sure your pup is safe and happy until you are able to make it home.
Security- Not only will your dog walker ensure the safety of your dog, they can also help with home security by doing simple things like switch a light on in winter or making sure your milk is brought in from your doorstep. These small steps help to give the appearence that someone is home.