Why Use a Dog Walker
A dog walker can be an extremely beneficial thing to look into in various circumstances where walking your dog is either impractical or something that you cannot commit to regularly due to work commitments, ill health, or simply lack of time. Dog walkers are generally self-employed, so prices can be negotiable to suit both sides.
When you own a dog, you have committed to care for the animal’s needs, and they will quickly enter your heart as a much-loved family member, so you will always want to do right by them. Dog walkers are people who share this love of the canine species and have made a living by doing what they enjoy. As payment is usually fairly inexpensive, people do this occupation purely for the love of dogs and not as a financially worthy career. Thus you can guarantee your dog will be in the hands of someone who can be fully trusted to take care of them.
Most dog walkers will have a background in the animal industry and be experienced in understanding your dog’s needs and desires. The ability to handle a dog correctly, online and off-lead, is essential to make the experience pleasurable for all involved. Many dog walkers will happily show you their skills before anything is decided.
Larger and more energetic dog breeds such as the Labrador retriever or German shepherd have evolved from predominantly working dogs to popular breeds within our home. They are now of a much different shape, physique and nature than when the Kennel Club first registered these breeds, yet they still need regular stimulation, exercise and training to achieve their best potential. They are bred over generations to work, and when they are not stimulated, unruly behaviour, aggression and even distemper can come into play. Large breeds of dogs are recommended to have at least two walks a day for a minimum of 30 minutes a time, both on lead and off the information, and many people find the only option for this is a dog walker.
A dog walker will build a relationship with your dog, and you will reap the rewards of this. Dogs of all breeds both enjoy and need regular exercise to be content and if you cannot do this yourself, hiring someone who can is the best way to keep your dog’s tail wagging! A well-exercised dog is much easier to train and housebreak as their attentions are nowhere else, and they will have no pent-up adrenaline, which is a significant distraction to both genders of dogs when it comes to training.
Dogs need social interaction as much as humans do, and by hiring a dog walker you are ensuring your dog receives this; social interaction for dogs is not only character-building and learning lessons; it is also great fun for the animal and especially if you find a dog walker who walks in a group your dog will greatly benefit from this.
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