If you don’t have the time to get out with your dog and enjoy walks in Highwood, 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.
A Favorite Amongst Highwood Residents, UrbanPet.Life Offers Dog and Pet Care Services including:
- Dog Walkers in Highwood Neighborhood
- 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
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Vacation Without Your Dog - 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy While You're Away!
Vacation is a time when all family members can spend their time together in a distant place to bond their relationships. Do you also want to have a break from your daily routine life? If yes, then you must start planning for your vacation so that you can grab all the special offers in advance. While you are making arrangements for your vacation, you must be thinking about your four-legged friend and how your pet will be taken care of during holidays.
You can opt for two options, either taking your pet along or to leave him behind. Although the best option is take your pet with you, but you have to manage your expenses and ticket costs too. Are you thinking of an alternative so that you don't have to spend too much and at the same time, keep your pet happy?
There are pet sitting and dog walking services available that offers customizable packages to meet your varied requirements. You simply need to select the most reliable service provider so that you can keep your dogs safe and happy. You can take your pet to interact with dog walkers and other pets coming there before leaving your pet behind during your trip. This will help your pet/pets to develop a sense of comfort and will have a good time while you are away.
Once you are sure that you want to send your pet to a pet sitting company, you must look for experienced and well-trained dog walkers so that they can not only take your pet for dog walking but also know the steps to be taken during emergency situations.
Are you not able to get the best dog walking package for your pet during holidays? You can seek help from the Internet where every pet sitter company has an online presence to provide you details about different packages, meeting you requirements and budget. Moreover, you will also learn about the various discount offers that are available during that time and can avail them to save your hard-earned money.
So, once you are sure that your pet is in safe hands and is happy, you can plan out rest of the arrangements that need to be made for your vacation trip. After your holidays are over, you can come and take your pet along with you. The best part during your holidays is that your pet will get the same homely environment, care and food and you won't experience any change in the behavior of the dog but, will see your dog more energetic, happy and relaxed.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Professional Pet Sitting Service?
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.
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Note: urbanpet.life services the neighborhood of Highwood and near by communities.