If you don’t have the time to get out with your dog and enjoy walks in Great Pains, 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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Keeping Your Older Dog Healthy With Walking!
If you have a dog, a full time job and no backyard that the dog can go out to on its own, you are probably going to need some daytime intervention so your dog can get some relief. While you can hire a professional dog walker, sometimes you can also recruit a neighbor, even a very young neighbor, to stop by sometime in the early afternoon to take your dog for a walk.
There are two essential skills or traits to look for: Responsibility and an affection for dogs. Responsibility is actually more important. Whoever you hire is going to have your dog's life in their hands during the walk. If you live in a peaceful suburban neighborhood and have a calm or older dog, your dog walker's job is much less demanding than if you live in a city with cars whizzing by and have a large, high-energy pet that can easily overpower anyone less than 150 pounds.
The other critical factor with responsibility is that whoever you hire is going to have access to your house. Again, if you live in a small, safe community, this may not be a problem at all. If you live in a semi-dangerous section of a major city, it may be a concern. While it is an added expense, seriously consider getting a keyless entry system installed on your front door. A good one will cost about $85, and you'll have to spend another $85 to get it installed, but you will then be able to just give your walker, and anyone else you need to let in a special code (their own code for the more advanced systems) and they will be able to get themselves in, no keys involved. If you ever have to fire them, just change the code. That way there are no keys to reclaim, and you won't have to change the locks.
The best way to ascertain responsibility is through references. Never, ever hire a walker without checking at least two of their references. Good, experienced dog walkers will have at least three references they can give you on the spot. If they hand you a sheet of twelve different references during your interview with them, all the better. When you call the references, ask how long the dog walker has been walking the person's dog. Ask if they have ever had any problems. Ask for a description of the person's dog (young, old, active, over 80 pounds, etc). If you want your dog walker to do any training, or to feed the dog during their visits, or to be able to take the dog to the vet (which they have to be ready to do if you want good emergency preparedness), then ask the dog owner if the dog walker has done any of these services for them.
If you can spare the time, it is a really good idea to screen and interview three different dog walkers. That way you are more likely to pick a truly excellent dog walker, not just someone who was "good enough".
If possible, your dog walker should also be a dog trainer. The time spent out on the leash is an excellent opportunity to refine dog obedience skills, and usually you will only pay a few extra dollars more.
Finally, your dog walker should be insured. During your interview, they should probably hand you a sheet that explains the details of their insurance. If they do not, that does not mean they are not a good dog walker (the best ones are more focused on your dog than on business details), but do request that they give you the information in writing before you hire them.
Finding and Hiring a Dog Walker?
Most people who do not exercise tend to be prone to diseases like cardiovascular diseases or even chronic diseases. The best exercise some people get is walking from the front door to the car, which will probably be a meter or so. Later, a life threatening condition is discovered and the doctors send you on an exercise program. Just like us, dogs also need to exercise even if you have a big backyard. Even though you live in up market Beverly Hills or Pacific Palisades, where there is plenty of space, your dog still needs to go out. Behavior of dogs has been studied and the dogs with behavioral problems are those that live in isolation and do not get enough exercise. The energy that your dog has will be dissipated on chewing up and scratching the sofas and digging up your favorite roses.
Most dog owners just do not have the time to indulge their pets. If you live in Calgary, then you are in luck. There are pet sitting service providers who will take your dog walking for you. All you need to do is mention where you are and your dog will be collected for his day out. Dog walkers can be hired for a specified period of time from 30 minutes to 2 hours. This will depend on you, the dog parent. The longer a dog is out the better. There are different types of walks offered. There are normal walks like those to the park or just around the neighborhood. These are generally short walks. Then there are nature walks where your dog is taken to the countryside. These walks will take a longer period of time. Nature walks are the best gift to any dog. Not only does he get to be off the leash, he can explore around. Some dog walkers provide a one to one basis service. This is where only your dog is taken out without other dogs. Your dog will enjoy the attention that he will get. There is also group walking. It is also beneficial for your dog as he will learn how to behave with other dogs.
You will see a change in the way your dog behaves. You will be able to manage him better. Obviously he will have to learn leash etiquettes and other basic commands. Some of the most important commands are heel, come and stay. Once he has learned how to heel; he will follow where you lead. Those are just some of the rewards you will get from trusting the Calgary dog walking experts with your dog.
At the end of the day, your dog is rejuvenated physically, mentally and spiritually. This will definitely contribute immensely to growth. Your dog will be healthier and happier. You can look through pet sitting service providers to find the right dog walker and dog walking routine that will suit you and your beloved pet. Walking will keep your dog healthy always.
How to Select a Dog Walking Service?
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