Dog Walker Dartford Kent (DA1): Though we all love our dogs and treat them like they are part of the family, we often don't have adequate time to give them the attention and care that they need, in particular with regards to exercise and walking. In our hectic work commitments, kids to look after and social calendar to keep pace with it is not so easy to fit in walking your dog, quite as regularly as you'd like or as much as they need.
Now I guess all of you know that your dog needs exercising and that it is imperative that you take your dog for walks consistently, both for your dog's overall good health and wellness and for fitness. Getting essential exercise and fresh air is as beneficial for you as it is for your pet, which explains why it's definitely best if you walk the dog yourself.
Participating in activities together can help you in creating a stronger relationship with your dog, which makes bonding yet another benefit. However, the fact remains that most folks in Dartford simply cannot spare the time to take the dog for a walk, certainly not once or twice a day, and this is one particular chore which can often be put off until tomorrow, or forgotten altogether.
So, this is where a local Dartford dog walker will be able to give you some help, providing regular walks for your pet and taking some of the everyday stress out of your life, so that you are able to concentrate on more pressing matters without impinging on your dog's exercise regime. Arriving at your home in Dartford, to collect your pet, a dog walking service will then take it on an hour or so's walk and return it safe and sound to your doorstep. This can be scheduled as a regular thing - 3 or 4 times per week, or even once or twice a day, or it could just be when you have other important engagements or don't have the spare time.
There are various different kinds of dog walking service in Dartford, a few will offer to take your dog walking on its own, whilst others generally take dogs out in groups of 3 or 4. If you've a preference regarding this, it would be sensible to have a chat with several different dog walkers. If your dog is sociable and is happy to mix with other dogs, group walking might be more beneficial, if your dog does not interact well with other dogs, a one on one walk might be better.
A number of experienced Dartford dog walkers might be able to provide additional pet related services not just for dogs, for example they may be prepared to go to your house daily to feed or check on your cat, dog or small pet, provide dog or pet boarding services whenever you are away, give your dog or puppy some basic training if needed or collect your pet and take it to the vets. Others might even offer a dog grooming service as well, or "walk and groom". These kinds of services may be very useful and provide an overall pet care service which will give you reassurance in respect of the health, happiness and wellbeing of all your pets, while still enabling you to look after your family, socialize and work.
It's essential however, that your own personal interactions with your dog are not completely substituted with those of a dog walking service. In other words you should still take your furry friend walking whenever you can, to keep the relationship and bond strong. You should be an important part of their training and exercise regime to guarantee that your beloved pet remains happy, loved and healthy.
The Benefits For Your Dog: There are a large number of amazing benefits that your dog can gain from frequent walking such benefits include: stronger bones and muscles, weight management, increased cardiovascular fitness, reduced blood pressure, less issues with loneliness, bonding improvements and better mental health & wellbeing.
What is the Cost?: The prices charged for dog walking, much like any other services, vary considerably and will depend on the kind of service required, the time spent on the walk, whether it is a one to one or group walk and the area in which you live. The average cost of a single dog walk was said to be somewhere between £10 and £11, in a national survey carried out in 2020.
What to Look For in a Dog Walker: Seeing that no certifications or qualifications are required for dog walking in Dartford, you should be a bit vigilant regarding just who you pick out to walk your dog. The fact of the matter is that just about any Tom, Dick or Harry is able to set up shop as a dog walker and begin operating that service, consequently caution is the watchword.
As you could be giving them access to your home for them to be able to collect your dog, feed your pets or perform other tasks, there could be potential security issues. It is obvious you'll have a lot more faith in any dog walkers who have passed a police DBS check (formerly CRB check). Public liability cover is also essential in case there are any incidents or accidents with your pet. So ensure that your Dartford dog walker is effectively protected by insurance.
Before finally making your decision it is normally a smart idea to allow any potential dog walkers to meet up with your pet to make certain that they get on okay.
Dog Walking Trade Organisations
The PDWA (Professional Dog Walkers Association) which was set up in 2015 is the leading trade organisation for UK dog walkers. It sets industry standards by encouraging ethical and professional values in its membership. In this rapidly growing and largely unregulated profession it's important to have a bunch of guidelines that can be adopted to raise the standards of service provided by all dog walkers. Helping new dog walkers to set up their businesses and supplying information to the public whenever they are searching for a decent dog walker, the PDWA is a highly respected and certificated trade association. In addition there is the National Association for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers (NARPS) which is a source of software, courses, information sheets and insurance for pet owners, pet sitters, dog walkers and pet companies across the British Isles.
Dog walkers are available in Dartford and also in nearby places like: Crayford, Swanscombe, Wilmington, Greenhithe, Stone, Questor, Bexley, Belvedere, Darenth, Erith, Hextable, Hawley, Bexleyheath, Welling, Leyton Cross, North Cray, Sutton at Hone, Hook Green, and in these postcodes DA1 1AE, DA1 1NT, DA1 1SG, DA1 1AA, DA1 1JN, DA1 1BP, DA1 1QL, DA1 1PX, DA1 1JG, BR8 7PS. Local Dartford dog walkers will likely have the phone code 01322 and the postcode DA1. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get info on dog walking services in your area.
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Dog Walker Enquiries Kent
The latest Kent dog walking enquiries: Rupert Mcnaught and Winifred Mcnaught recently asked for a quote for walking a dog four times per week in Vigo. Umar Gunn recently requested a quote for walking a dog twice a day in Swanscombe, Kent. Zak Frampton recently enquired about taking a boxer for a walk once or twice a day in Crockenhill, Kent. Julia and Jasper Burnett recently requested a quote for walking a dachshund daily in Sissinghurst. Ayyub and Astrid Bolton recently requested a quote for walking a dog every weekday in West Malling, Kent. Jenson Herbert and Verity Herbert recently enquired about the possibility of walking a dog once a day in Swingfield, Kent. Alfie Cherry and Skyler Cherry recently requested a quote for walking a dog in Chilham, Kent. Timothy Fielding recently asked for a quote for walking a beagle twice a day in St Margarets At Cliffe.
Legislation That May Affect Dog Walkers in Dartford
- The Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997
- The Dogs Protection of Livestock Act 1953
- The Environmental Protection Act 1990
- The Animal Welfare Act 2006
- The Control of Dogs Order 1992
- The Dog Fouling - Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005
- The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
- The Countryside and Right of Way Act 2000
- The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996
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In The Marlowes, The Thrift, The Close, Sandy Lane, St Edmunds Road, Stack Road, The Street, Buckley Close, Shrubbery Road, Bath Road, Crockenhill Lane, Colin Close, Shirehall Road, Burnham Road, Carrington Road, Carlisle Road, The Spires, Common Lane, Tynedale Close, Smythe Road, Trevithick Drive, Saddlers Park, St Vincents Avenue, The Brent, Tyler Grove, Turner Court, Somerset Road, Cumberland Drive, Dorchester Close, Brentlands Drive, as well as the following Dartford area postcodes: DA1 1AE, DA1 1NT, DA1 1SG, DA1 1AA, DA1 1JN, DA1 1BP, DA1 1QL, DA1 1PX, DA1 1JG, BR8 7PS, pet owners have recently needed local dog walking services.
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