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Get your Dog a Dog Walker

The Benefits of Getting Your Dog a Dog Walker

Dogs are wonderful companions, but they can also be a lot of work. If you have a busy schedule or you're not able to walk your dog as much as you'd like, a dog walker can be a great solution.

Here are some of the benefits of getting your dog a dog walker:

  • Your dog will get the exercise they need. Even if you can't walk your dog every day, a dog walker can make sure they get the exercise they need to stay healthy and happy.

  • Your dog will get more social interaction. When you walk your dog, you're usually the only one they interact with. A dog walker can help your dog meet new people, which can help them stay socialized.

  • You'll have peace of mind. Knowing that your dog is getting the exercise and attention they need while you're away can give you peace of mind.

  • You'll save time. Dog walking can take up a lot of time, especially if you have a busy schedule. A dog walker can free up your time so you can focus on other things and enjoy your pets company.

  • You'll get to know a new person. Your dog walker will become a regular part of your life, and you'll get to know them well. This can be a great way to make sure you are prepared if you have an emergency and need someone to help with your pet or even to have someone check on your home.

If you're considering getting a dog walker, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Do your research. There are many different dog walkers out there, so it's important to do your research and find one that's a good fit for you and your dog.

  • Ask for insurance and experience. Once you've found a few potential dog walkers, ask them if they are insured, bonded, cpr and first aid certified. A professional dog walker and pet sitter should have all of those qualifications.

  • Set clear expectations. Be sure to communicate your expectations to your dog walker, including the type of walks you want them to take, the frequency of the walks, and your dog's specific needs.

  • Be flexible. You are likely not the only dog on your walkers schedule so they may give you a time frame of when they will walk your dog and not a specific time.

Getting a dog walker can be a great way to give your dog the exercise and attention they need, even when you're not able to do it yourself. If you're considering it, I encourage you to do your research and find a dog walker that's a good fit for you and your furry friend.

Here are some additional tips for finding a good dog walker:

  • Ask your friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations.

  • Check with your local animal shelter or rescue organization.

  • Look for dog walkers online. There are many apps that pair you with a walker but I suggest finding a dog walking business, apps are generally for hobby walkers and they may not be around for long. A certified business has made this their career and passion and will put their whole heart into the job.

  • Interview potential dog walkers. Set up a meet and greet with your potential walker to make sure you get along, your dog likes them and they know where and how to get into your home for future walks.

  • Trust your gut. If you have a good feeling about a dog walker, go with your gut. Or, if you are unsure it is ok to find someone else.

Good luck and always feel free to reach out to a local company to ask more questions and get more information!

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