Life is hectic and as much as we promise ourselves that we will make time for our beloved pets, sometimes everything else just seems to get in the way. Rather than feeling guilty that your dog is home alone, why not use the services of a dog walker to break up his day and give him some exercise? We’re not restricted to just dogs as  we will visit any animal that needs some company or care. It’s common sense that dogs need exercise, not just for physical or health reasons but for mental stimulation. There has been numerous articles in the press lately regarding dogs being left alone all day…

For a dog to be mentally stable, you must take your dog for daily walks to release mental and physical energy… A lack of exercise, allowing the build up of the mental energy which a proper walk releases can cause many behavioural problems in a dog — such as, but not limited to, hyper activity, neurotic, and/or obsessive compulsive behaviours, which are signs of a dog who is not mentally stable. An unstable dog is not a happy dog. Excitement in a dog is NOT a sign of happiness. Dogs who act very excitedly when their humans come home are showing signs of a lack of exercise. All dogs, regardless of size or breed, need to be taken on daily walks, jogs, runs, bike rides, rollerblading, any means you have to get your dog moving. Taking your dog for a walk is an important ritual in keeping your dog mentally stable. A dog, as an animal, is a walker/traveller by instinct. Packs of dogs get up in the morning and walk. Simply having a large back yard or taking your dog to the dog park is not going to satisfy this instinct in your dog.’

Common reasons given by our clients for using our services…

Can you break his day up as we both work .

She destroys the house if she’s left alone all day.

I’m unable to walk him myself at the moment due to illness.

I want him mixing and socialising with other dogs.