Dog Walker Whitby North Yorkshire (YO21): Though we naturally all love our dogs and think of them as one of the family, we quite often don't have sufficient time to provide them with the attention that they require, in particular in regards to exercise and walking. In our ever busier working schedule, a family to provide for and social commitments it's not easy to slot in walking the dog, as frequently as you'd like or as much as they need.
I am sure as dog owners in Whitby that you're all aware that your dog needs plenty of exercise and it is imperative that you take your dog for walks frequently, this is important for the dog's general wellness and physical health, for fitness, and for its contentment in general. Enjoying some much needed exercise and fresh air is as important for you as it is for your pet, which is why it is definitely better if you do this yourself.
Joint fun-based activities helps both owner and dog to build a solid connection, and if you would like to cultivate a permanent bond with your dog, this is a terrific way to do it. The unhappy fact is however that lots of people basically do not have enough time to take the dog for a walk, certainly not every day, and it's one chore that can often be put off until the next day, or simply forgotten.
This is a situation where a local Whitby dog walker might be of use to you, supplying a consistent dog walking service on a day to day basis, taking the stress of at least one of your daily chores and allowing you more time to do pressing stuff. A dog walker will be able to pop along to your home in Whitby, collect your dog and walk it for perhaps an hour or so. It can be each day, 3 times per week, or just on the odd day when you have other responsibilities or are otherwise engaged.
Some Whitby dog walkers will take your dog walking on a one to one basis, other dog walkers could take groups of two, three or more, so you might like to talk about your exact needs with the dog walker if you have any qualms. If you've got a dog that is gregarious and doesn't have problems with other dogs, group walking could be more beneficial, but if your dog does not get on well with other dogs, a one to one walk may well be better.
A number of local Whitby dog walkers may provide other pet services not only for dogs, for instance they might provide dog boarding whilst you're away on holiday, give your dog or puppy some basic training if needed, pick up your dog or pet and taxi it to the vets or pop along to your home every day to feed or check on your dog, cat or small pet. Other dog walkers in Whitby may even provide a dog grooming service as well, or "walk and groom". Such services can be very useful and give a complete pet care service that gives peace of mind in respect of the happiness, health and wellbeing of all of your animals, while allowing you to work, socialize and look after your family.
It is essential however, that your own personal interactions with your pet aren't completely replaced by those of a dog walking service. This means that you should still take your dog out for a walk whenever you can, to keep the relationship and bond strong. To make sure that your dog stays content, healthy and adored, you should always try to be a fundamental part of their training and exercise schedule.
The Benefits of Walking A Dog: The many benefits to your dog that will result from frequent walking and exercise include: improved cardiovascular fitness, reduced blood pressure, weight control, better mental health & wellbeing, bond strengthening, stronger bones and muscles and less issues with loneliness.
How Much do Dog Walkers Charge?: Like with any services, dog walking prices can differ quite a lot, depending on whether it is a group or solo walk (group walks are often cheaper), the town in which you live, how long the walk lasts for and the service provided, but the likely charges will be between £8 and £14 for a sixty minute walking session with kisses and cuddles included. A 2020 countrywide survey found that the average cost of a dog walk to be somewhere between £10 and £11.
What to Look For in a Dog Walker: Because no qualifications or certifications are needed for dog walking in Whitby, you need to be very careful as to just who you opt for to walk your dog. The truth of the matter is that literally any Tom, Dick or Harriet may put themselves forward as a dog walker and commence running such a service, consequently caution is the watchword.
Security concerns might be involved as you may be letting them have access to your house so that they can collect the dog or feed your pets. A dog walker who has been cleared by a police DBS check (formerly CRB check), will be much easier for you to trust. You might also need to find out if your potential Whitby dog walker has some insurance, to cover any mishaps which involve your dog, some form of public liability insurance would surely be appropriate.
Dog walkers generally also like to get to know your dog first to make certain they get on with each other, so you ought to arrange this before coming to your final decision.
Trade Organisations for Dog Walkers
The PDWA (Professional Dog Walkers Association) which was formed in 2015 is the main trade body for dog walkers in the United Kingdom. It has set out trade standards through the implementation of professional and ethical values in its membership. In this rapidly growing and largely unregulated profession it is important to have a bunch of guidelines which can be followed to improve standards for all dog walkers. The PDWA supports dog walkers in establishing their new businesses and offers information to the general public when they're on the lookout for a dependable dog walker. Another industry organisation is the National Association for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers (NARPS) which offers training courses, software, information and insurance for dog walkers, pet companies, pet sitters and pet owners all over the United Kingdom.
Dog walking services are available in Whitby and also nearby in places like: Ugglebarnby, Iburndale, Raithwaite, Briggswath, Saltwick Bay, Newholme, Sneaton, Ruswarp, High Hawkser, Stainsacre, East Row, Sleights, Dunsley, High Stakesby, Aislaby, Robin Hoods Bay, and in these postcodes YO21 3AN, YO21 1DL, YO21 1RB, YO21 3AP, YO21 1JF, YO21 1DG, YO21 1PR, YO21 2XA, YO21 1PE, YO21 3AR. Local Whitby dog walkers will likely have the postcode YO21 and the telephone dialling code 01947. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of dog walking services in your area.
Legislation and Regulations That May Affect Dog Walkers in Whitby
- The Environmental Protection Act 1990
- The Dog Fouling - Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005
- The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996
- The Animal Welfare Act 2006
- The Control of Dogs Order 1992
- The Countryside and Right of Way Act 2000
- The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
- The Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997
- The Dogs Protection of Livestock Act 1953
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Dog Walking Around Whitby
Pet owners living in the following areas and streets have just recently enquired about dog walkers - Raglan Terrace, Ganton Close, Cholmley Way, Station Avenue, Waterstead Lane, White Bridge Road, Rosedale Close, Abbeville Avenue, Spinniker Drive, Field House Road, Ruswarp Bank, Sutcliffe Court, Holly Tree Court, Poplar Row, Saxon Road, Mount Pleasant, Drake Close, Haggersgate, Oak Road, Church Lane, Landsowne Road, Crescent Avenue, Albert Place, Mount Square, Spring Vale, Field Close, East Terrace, Eskdale Road, St Hilda's Terrace, as well as these local Whitby postcodes: YO21 3AN, YO21 1DL, YO21 1RB, YO21 3AP, YO21 1JF, YO21 1DG, YO21 1PR, YO21 2XA, YO21 1PE, YO21 3AR.
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