A tired dog is a happy dog, and tired dog means a happy owner. The benefits of regular dog walks are limitless: Dog walks are perfect for people who:
- When you are working long days. This is the most common reason for people to hire a dog walker. They are working for longer than their pup can last and they want to make sure she gets out for some exercise and a potty break during
the day. Usually these visits are scheduled during the middle of the day, but can also be arranged based on your work schedule.
- When your dog needs some extra exercise. Some of us do not have the time, or energy, to exercise
our dogs as much as they need in a day. The average dog needs at least a 30 minute walk a day in order to stay happy, but high energy dogs can require a lot more than that.
- When your life gets crazy! We all have those times when
everything piles on and we just cannot get to it all. Having a dog walker come in and make sure that your pup is happy can take a load off your mind and free you up to work on tasks that only you can do. Dog walkers can also help out by feeding your pup and
taking care of other small tasks when needed.
- When you have a puppy. Puppies need to go out often and be supervised constantly. A standard rule of thumb is puppies can only hold it for one hour per month of age. This will vary
based on the breed of puppy, their schedule and the puppy herself. It is hard to get anything done, when you have a puppy needing so much time and attention. Even if you are home all done, it can be nice to have someone help out for awhile so you can take
- When you have problems with mobility. We have had quite a few clients that are injured or elderly and need some extra help. This includes folks in assisted living facilities who are able to keep their dogs but cannot
get them out for walks.
- When your dog is bored. Maybe you are able to get your dog out but he is still bored during the day. A new friend coming in and changing up the routine will excite any dog and relieve the boredom.
- When your dog is elderly or ill. Older dogs often need to get out more, especially if they develop health problems. Dogs with injuries or illnesses may need medication during the day or supervision while you are gone. We have spent
time with more than one dog in a cone!
- When your life is unpredictable! You have a job and kids and never know when the schedule is going to change. Dogs, as flexible as they are, thrive on routine. Knowing your pup is cared
for, no matter what life throws at you, is a huge weight off your shoulders, and great for your dog!
These are just a handful of reasons you may need a dog walker. Really there is no end to the reasons you may need a dog walker in your life,
nor should there be! A dog walker is there to provide your dog with consistency and you with peace of mind.