If you don’t have the time to get out with your dog and enjoy walks in McCall, don’t let your dog miss out! There are plenty of professional dog walking services in most communities which offer semi regular or regular dog walking. If your dog must be left alone for 8 or more hours per day, consider using a dog walking service, and/or enrolling them in a doggie daycare at least twice a week. Not only will your dog will appreciate the social interaction with humans and dog playmates; it breaks the monotony of their day, and gives them something to look forward to.
Why is walking a dog so important?
Socializing your canine companion with a dog walker and other canines is very important and should be started as young as possible. By being away from it’s home, a dog will learn social skills and manners around other people and dogs. In doing so, it can help prevent certain aggression problems later on.
Regular and daily dog walks, even if the follow a predictable path, will enliven your dog!
Dogs that do not get a change in the environment frequently enough can become depressed. A depressed dog can develop anxiety which can lead to behavior problems. Believe it or not, regular and daily dog walks, even if the follow a predictable path, will enliven your dog! It will be using all of it’s senses to its fullest ability thus exercising its mind as well as its muscles.
All dogs need exercise every day, even the smallest breeds need to have a daily workout of their little legs. The larger a dog is, generally the more exercise it will need. There are working breeds, however, that are deceptively small but needs loads of exercise. A qualified dog walker can properly assess the amount of exercise required by your dog or puppy.
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Is it Necessary to Hire a Dog Walker?
Taking good care of your dog is a huge responsibility, and unfortunately, for those of you who work, or are out of the house for long periods of time, our beloved family friend may be left alone, and many can be left feeling abandoned. Which is why, hiring the services of a professional canine walker or family pet care specialist is essential. The demand for this service has risen over recent years as people's lives have become busier with work and social events.
When employing the services of a dog walker through a agency it is very important that you meet the person that will be in control of your dog and ensure they can both deal the dog and also take care of him appropriately.
A family pet care specialist will also 'babysit' your dog if needed, as some dog owners prefer their dogs to have company all day long whilst they are out. Others will merely use the walking service and have their pet exercised daily.
Whether or not it is to exercise your dog daily or to care, play and walk him and keep him company all day, dog walking services and professional pet care is vital as research has shown that quite a few dogs, that are left unattended for long periods of time, may begin to chew on private belongings of the owner and, in some cases, become aggressive. Depending on your dog, more than a few hours may also be too much time to go with out food or to relieve themselves.
Exercising your dog is not only for physical exercise but it also helps your dog to have human contact which is very important. Remember that lack of exercise may cause energy to build up and your dog could very well be irritable and hot-headed too.
If you are struggling trying to juggle work, a social life and exercising your dog correctly then hiring the services of a dog walker will give you peace of mind, that whilst you are away, your dog is exercised, looked after and fed correctly.
Expert Dog Walkers and Dog Socialization.
Dog walking can be a tremendous stress reliever and bring immense happiness when dog and owner are at one. However some people dread dog walking as it can be a nightmare from start to finish, if your dog pulls and is trying to run away. This is why it's vitally important to train your dog and ensure that you and your dog have a walk you'll both enjoy.
- Pulling on the lead
This sounds pretty simple but a lot of dogs if not trained properly can turn dog walking into a very tedious task for the owner as the majority of the time is spent being dragged along by their dog and their arm being wrenched out of its socket.
A simple tip for this is to start as soon as you leave the house by showing your dog who is in charge of the walk and who is walking who. He needs to understand that you control the walk from the speed to where you go. It's important that you don't let him pull at the end of the lead. The end of the lead and the loop should go through your right hand so you've got complete control in case he breaks loose and your left hand you should hold firmly towards the bottom of the lead, about a foot from the dog's neck. This way you have complete control of how far away from you he is and he won't be able to stray too far ahead or lag behind. If he tries to wander or pull hold him firmly and when he does start to heel give the lead some slack so he knows he's doing it correctly.
- Using commands
The most important command when dog walking is "heel". This should mean stay to my left side and heel obediently. Before you even start dog walking get your dog to sit, then when you begin to walk say heel in a firm voice and make your dog walk at your left side. If he tries to pull or run, stop him, make him sit and try again. Repeat this process until he starts to realise what the command means. You can also use treats to praise him when he is doing it correctly.
- Use your voice
Remember to use your voice when you are dog walking, this is one of your most important tools. Your dog knows your voice and will know when you're happy or angry with him. Continue to praise him when he is doing well and use a harsh tone when he misbehaves on the walk. Voice commands work much better when dog walking than simply yanking at the lead, as he won't know what that means.
Finally always remember to pick up your dogs poop when out dog walking, it is only courteous to other people and there can be a big fine attached. Remember to always leave the house with spare poop bags and dispose in a dog bin which can always be found around dog friendly parks.
Dog Walking - Caution!
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