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Simple gestures in life matter to us the most. Dogs also feel that. Taking your dog for a walk is just one of those simple gestures in a dog’s life.

Dog Walking Off-leash

The number of households with dogs is forever increasing, and for many of these households finding the time to take the dog out for the daily walks it needs is sometimes understandably too much to cope with. For many dog owners, having a dog walker come in during the work day for a great walk can help keep many dog related behavioral issues in check .

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While we may not always think about it, dogs actually have a strong need for mental and physical stimulation. Believe it or not, daily regular dog walking may be all you need to help curb nasty behaviours for good while making your dog(s) healthier and happier. Dogs are pack animals and need social interaction. They love meeting, running, playing and socialising with other dogs and dog walkers. Most dogs need an average of 30-60 minutes of mental and physical stimulation daily.

UrbanPet.Life Offers a Full Range of Dog Walking Services, Sitting Services and Pet Care including:

  • Dog Walking (One-on-One or Pack Walks)
  • On/Off-Leash Park Fun
  • On-Leash Neighborhood Walks
  • In Home Pet Sitting
  • Adventures, Water Fun & Hikes
  • Miday Puppy & Senior Potty Breaks
  • Pet Taxi Services
  • Medication Administration

Areas We Service Within the City of Calgary:

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If you are struggling trying to juggle work, a social life and exercising your dog adequately then hiring the services of UrbanPet.Life will give you peace of mind.

If you'd like to hire a professional local dog walker you'll want to interview several candidates, just like you would for a daycare provider for your child. But if you've never interviewed a pet walker you may be unsure of what to ask. Here then is a list of questions you'll want to ask a local dog walker before allowing her to take your FiFi out without you.


1. How many pets do you walk at one time? It's more common in large cities for a professional walker to walk multiple dogs at one time whereas most pet walkers in smaller communities will often only walk one dog at a time. If Fido enjoys being with other canines, it might not matter but if Fido isn't socialized or doesn't walk particularly well on a leash, you may not want him to be walked with other dogs.


2. What experience do you have in this profession? If you have a bichon it may be possible for anyone to walk her. However, if you have a bull mastiff you need a person that knows how to control canines as they walk. This may be because your dog will just sit down when she's tired or because she likes to run after cats along the way.


3. What is a typical walk? You want to know how long the walk is as well as whether the dog is under the "walk" command at all times or if there is any "free time" during the walk for the dog to explore and sniff at his leisure. Also, if your dog is a runner, will the service provider run with him, or will he be left unsatisfied because of a slow-pace walk.


4. Do you take water on the walk? Depending on the temperature and the breed of dog, your dog might need a water break partway through the walk.


5. Speaking of weather, do you walk in all types of weather? If you live in rainy Seattle or cold Cleveland, you need a dependable walker who is accustomed to the local weather.


6. What is your favorite breed of dog and/or what kind of dog do you own? While your local dog walker may be willing to walk any dog, you may want someone who has a particular affinity for your dog's breed. They'll be more in tune with the breed's characteristics. For example, I own a bulldog and you can't physical make her do anything. She is too strong. But it is so easy to coax her to do something. That is a common trait in the bulldog breed.


7. Are you certified? Certification within the dog-walking industry is a new thing, so if your prospective walker is certified, consider them to be a leader in his/her field.


8. Do you have business insurance? Every business owner should have business insurance and a local dog walker is no exception.


9. Will you take my pet to the vet if something happens during the walk? Of course, you want the answer to this to be "yes" but don't wait until the need arises to ask the question. Ask it upfront.


If you like what you hear in terms of answers to these questions, then you'll want to set up a play date between your dog and the local dog walker. Watch how they interact. You want your dog to like her walker and you want the walker to genuinely like your dog.

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