Services Offered by Dog Walking Companies

If you have a much-loved pet in your house, there are probably many times you want to be there with him but cannot be, due to your own busy schedule. There is no reason you have to cancel or change vet or grooming appointments, if your dog walker offers that as part of their service.

Traditionally, most dog walkers did just that – walked dogs. But as we’ve become busier, many dog walkers have branched out, and are offering other services, especially to consistent clients.

If the weather is bad, perhaps your dog walker can just take your dog out to do his business, and then play with him inside, with his favorite toys. There can be quality time spent even if the weather is a factor. This is also a handy time for your dog’s caregiver to clean out your dog’s crate or kennel, if you use them.

It may also be convenient for you to schedule grooming or veterinarian appointments during their normal business hours, even if those are also your normal hours of work. If your dog walker offers this service, they can take your dog to his appointments, so that you’ll have more quality time to spend with your dog, when you get home.

Your dog walker will also likely be more than happy to spend some play time with your dog, especially if you are out of town or working long hours, and cannot spend the time with him that you would like to. Your dog walker may also be available to walk your dog along with one or another of your neighbors’ dogs, as long as they get along, so your dog can have some canine companionship.

Ask your dog walker, too, if they will top off your dog’s water bowl or bucket, and feed him if you will be especially late in arriving home. All these things will make your absence less stressful on your dog.

How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?

Dogs are very intelligent animals and need constant physical and mental stimulation in order to be happy and well-adjusted. Regular dog exercise and training is beneficial to your dogs health. A routine and thorough dog workout that includes exercise will keep your dog in lean shape along with benefiting vitality and health.

It is instinctual for dogs to run, obey, and play with humans and other dogs. As a general rule of thumb, dog’s should have about sixty minutes per day of exercise and about fifteen minutes worth of obedience training. These time frames are only a general view and should be adjusted depending on the age, weight, and breed of the dog.

Many dogs who are overly bored from not having enough mental stimulation and/or physical exercise can be very destructive and unruly. This is especially true if the dog is younger, since younger dog’s have a tendency to need an outlet for excess energy. If you have a young dog that is rather unruly, be sure that he or she is getting enough exercise and mental stimulation. A dog who is tired from exercising can not put much effort into being destructive around the home.

Dog health depends on plenty of fun and energetic exercise. Certain breeds need more or less exercise than others. For instance, many herding or working breeds need more exercise than others. Puppies, as stated before, need more time and effort put into their exercise routine than older dogs. Many of the more mellow breeds of dogs will probably calm down by the age of two. Sometimes these breeds take longer and sometimes not. Certain breeds that are high energy, such as boxers, may remain very active even after the age of two. Each dog is unique and should be treated as such when it comes to their individual exercise routine.

Dog owners who are unable to give their dogs the exercise that’s needed should considering hiring a dog walker or dog runner to take their dogs out. The cost of the dog walker is certainly worth it!

SF Walk With Me

SF Walk With Me provides professional dog walking services. Our dog groups are set by compatibility and size. We provide on and off leash walk and mainly use trails with an occasional beach trip. All varieties of dogs are welcome.

Dog sitting at your home for regular clients.

Member of the San Francisco Professional Dog Walkers Association (PRO DOG).

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Through my Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Service, Im able to connect, teach, entertain, and maintain a healthier daily ritual for your pet. I will walk them, talk to them, play with them, run them, and teach social behavior to help them live happier, fuller days. I utilize your neighborhood, local parks, beaches, dog parks, your home, etc. So while your focusing on you job, ill focus on helping your pet to be happy, healthy, and alive.

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