Dog Walker Dumfries Scotland (DG1): Although we of course all love our dogs and think of them as one of the family, we don't always have adequate time to provide them with the care that they require, particularly in the case of exercise and walking. When you look at our busy work lives, kids to look after and social engagements it's not difficult to work out why it's often hard to set aside the extra time to walk the dog, and certainly not as frequently as they would like.
I'm sure as dog owners in Dumfries that you're all aware that your beloved pet needs exercising and that it is beneficial that you walk your dog constantly, this is of course important for fitness reasons, for your dog's overall health and wellbeing, and for its general contentment. Getting some much needed fresh air and exercise is as important for you as it is for your dog, which is the reason why it's definitely best for you to do it yourself.
Doing shared activities helps you to build up a better relationship with your pet, which makes bonding an additional benefit. The simple truth is however, some of us simply don't have the time to take the dog for a walk, and certainly not every single day, and it's one particular chore which may easily be postponed until the next day.
So, this is where a local Dumfries dog walker will be happy to help you out, providing regular walks for your pet and at the same time taking a bit of the stress and hassle out of your day-to-day life, so you're in the position to concentrate on more important issues without impinging on your dog's exercise regime. A dog walker will call at your house in Dumfries, collect your pet and walk it for an hour or so. It might be each day, three times a week, or perhaps just on those days when you have more important responsibilities or are too busy.
Some Dumfries dog walkers will take your dog walking on a one to one basis, other services may take dogs out in groups, so you might like to go over your specific needs with a potential dog walker if you have any worries in regards to this. If your pet happens to be sociable, friendly and gets on with other dogs, it could be of more benefit to opt for a group walking experience, however if your pooch is inclined to fight with other dogs, or is a bit snappy, you should maybe stick with solo, one-on-one walks.
Several local Dumfries dog walkers may be able to offer additional pet services not solely for dogs, for example they might provide dog or pet boarding services while you are on vacation, go to your house every day to feed or check on your dog, cat or other pets, give your dog some basic training if they are being naughty or pick up your dog and taxi it to the vets. Some dog walkers in Dumfries may even be able to offer dog grooming services too, or "walk and groom". Such services can prove extremely useful and give a wide ranging pet care service that gives peace of mind in respect of the happiness, wellbeing and health of all of your pets, while letting you work, look after your family and socialize.
Even so, you ought not to utterly replace your personal interaction with your four-legged friend with the services of a dog walker, and you still should take your dog walking as often as is possible, to keep strong that relationship and bond. You need to be a fundamental part of their exercise and training regimen to make sure your treasured pet remains happy, healthy and loved.
The Benefits to Your Dog: There are a range of benefits that a dog gains from regular walking and exercise they include: decreased loneliness, lowering of blood pressure, better bonding, increased cardiovascular fitness, stronger muscles and bones, weight management and better mental health & wellbeing.
How Much Should I Pay For a Dog Walker?: Like with any services, the prices charged for dog walking may differ considerably, dependent on the service required, the time spent on the walk, whether it is a group or one to one walk and the town you live in, but the likely charges will be between £9 and £14 for a 1 hour walk with kisses and hugs free of charge. A 2020 national survey found the average cost of a single dog walk to be somewhere between £10 and £11.
Things to Bear in Mind: You must be cautious with regards to who you pick out to walk your dog in Dumfries, since practically anyone is able to get started as a dog walker and start running that service, and they do not need to gain any certifications or qualifications for dog walking.
Security concerns may be involved as you might be letting them have access to your home so that they can collect your dog, check up on your pets or perform other tasks. A dog walker who's passed a DBS police check (Disclosure and Barring Service check), will be easier for you to feel reassured about. You might additionally need to determine if your prospective Dumfries dog walker has an insurance policy, in the event that there any mishaps which involve your dog, some form of PLI (public liability insurance) would be relevant.
Before coming to your final decision it's normally advisable to allow your pet to be introduced to any prospective dog walkers to make certain they get on okay.
Trade Associations for Dog Walking
The Professional Dog Walkers Association which was formed in 2015 is the main trade body for UK dog walkers. It sets trade standards through the implementation of ethical and professional values in its members. In what is a fast growing but mainly unregulated profession, having a set of guidelines that can be adopted by all dog walkers is very important. The PDWA assists dog walkers in setting up their new businesses and offers information to the general public whenever they're looking for a dog walker. Another trade association is the National Association for Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers (NARPS) which provides insurance, information sheets, training courses and software for pet sitters, pet businesses, pet owners and dog walkers all over Britain.
Dog walking services are available in Dumfries and also in: Carrutherstown, Locharbriggs, Irongay, Auldgirth, Thornhill, Lockerbie, Terregles, Parkgate, Lochfoot, Collin, Holywood, Torthorwald, Cargenbridge, Heathhall, Crocketford, Dunscore, Lochmaben, and in these postcodes DG1 2BD, DG1 1LX, DG1 1HN, DG1 1PW, DG1 2DR, DG1 1RR, DG1 1JF, DG1 1JA, DG1 2DF, DG1 1DL. Local Dumfries dog walkers will probably have the dialling code 01387 and the postcode DG1. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get details about dog walking in your location.
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