Dog Walker Barnstaple Devon (EX31): Whilst every dog owner in Barnstaple loves and adores their dogs, and basically treats them as part of the family, it isn't always that simple to find ample time to walk and exercise them as frequently as is necessary, or give them the full care and attention that they obviously deserve. When you consider our kids to care for, social commitments and hectic working lives it's easy to work out why it might be hard to set aside the extra time for walking a dog, and definitely not as much as they would like.
Now I assume all of you realise that your dog needs exercising and it is beneficial that you take your dog for walks on a regular basis, both for the dog's overall good health and wellness and for fitness benefits. We can all use a little bit more exercise which is why, where possible, you should always make an effort to walk your own dog whenever you can.
Enjoying activities together helps you in establishing a better relationship with your pet, which makes bonding an additional reward. The sad fact is however that lots of people just can't spare the time for walking the dog, and definitely not every single day, and this is one of those chores which can frequently be put off until tomorrow, or simply forgotten.
So here is where employing a dog walker in Barnstaple will prove useful, delivering a consistent dog walking service on a daily basis by a trusted dog walker, relieving the responsibility of one daily task and giving you more time to do pressing things. A dog walker will visit your home in Barnstaple, collect your furry friend and go walking for an hour or so. It can be on a daily basis, three or four times each week, or possibly just on the odd days when your are otherwise engaged or have important obligations.
There are different types of dog walking services in Barnstaple, a few will offer to take your dog walking on its own, whilst others typically take dogs out in groups. If you've got a specific preference in regards to this, it could be sensible to chat with a number of different dog walkers in Barnstaple. If your four-legged friend is affable and mixes well with other dogs, a group walk may be more beneficial, but if your dog does not get on well with other dogs, a one to one walk might be best.
Some Barnstaple dog walkers might be able to offer additional services for pets and not just for dogs, for instance they may be prepared to offer dog or pet boarding services whenever you are away, collect your dog or pet and taxi it to the vet, visit your house every day to feed or check on your dog, cat or other pets or provide your dog or puppy with some basic training if there are behavioural problems. Others may even provide a dog grooming service as well, a sort of "walk and groom". Some of these services may prove quite helpful and provide a complete pet care service which gives reassurance with regard to the health, wellbeing and happiness of all of your pets and animals, while still allowing you to socialize, look after your family and work.
It's essential however, that your own personal interactions with your dog are not entirely replaced by those of a dog walker. This means that you still need to take your dog walking as often as you can, to keep the bond and relationship strong. To ensure that your dog continues to be content, loved and healthy, you you should always aim to be an important part of their exercise and training schedule.
Benefits Gained From Dog Walking: Dogs can get a range of benefits from being exercised and walked daily, and these benefits include such things as: improved cardiovascular fitness, decreased loneliness, improved mental health, reduced blood pressure, obesity control, stronger muscles and bones and bonding improvements.
What is the Cost?: As with any services, the prices charged for dog walking will differ quite a lot, subject to the town you live in, how long the walk lasts, the type of service required and whether it is a group or one to one walk (group walks may be cheaper), but as an approximate guide you should be expecting to pay between £8 and £15 for a 1 hour walk with cuddles and kisses included free.
What to Look For in Your Dog Walker: Since no qualifications or certifications are required for dog walking in Barnstaple, you should be very conscientious with regards to who you pick out to walk your dog. The truth of the matter is that more or less any Tom, Dick or Harriet is able to set up shop as a dog walker and begin running that service, therefore caution is advisable.
There may be security issues as you might be permitting access to your house so as to pick up the dog or check up on your pets. It will be much easier for you to feel reassured about a dog walker who's passed a DBS police check (Disclosure and Barring Service check), and is deemed to be honest. You might as well want to determine if your potential Barnstaple dog walker has some insurance, to cover any accidents involving your dog, some kind of PLI (public liability insurance) would be acceptable.
Before coming to your final decision it is always recommended that you allow any potential dog walkers to meet your pet to make sure that they get on ok.
Dog Walkers Trade Bodies
Founded in 2015 the Professional Dog Walkers Association (PDWA) is the main trade association for dog walkers, and has the objective of implementing ethical and professional values for dog walkers and setting industry standards that can be observed by all those involved in dog walking. In this largely unregulated and rapidly growing profession it's crucial to have a set of guidelines that can be followed to raise the standards provided by all dog walkers. Supporting dog walkers in establishing their new businesses and offering information to the public when they're searching for a professional dog walker, the PDWA is a highly respected and certificated organisation. Another trade organisation is the NARPS (National Association for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers) which is a source of software, training courses, information and insurance for dog walkers, pet owners, pet businesses and pet sitters all over the UK.
Dog walking services are available in Barnstaple and also in: Ashford, Swimbridge, Miles Platting, Fremington, Sticklepath, Goodleigh, Bishops Tawton, Whiddon Valley, Shirwell, Umberleigh, Strangeways, Landkey, Roundswell, Tawstock, Lydacott, and in these postcodes EX31 1QQ, EX31 1QN, EX31 1BH, EX31 1AF, EX31 1GE, EX31 1QG, EX31 1QJ, EX31 1QE, EX31 1UB, EX31 1PX. Locally based Barnstaple dog walkers will probably have the postcode EX31 and the telephone dialling code 01271. Click the "quote" form or banner to get information on dog walking services in your location.
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There are a wide range of services that can be carried out by your local Barnstaple dog walker including dog pop in services in Barnstaple, solo dog walking, whole day dog care, companion dog visits, pet sitting, pet feeding services, dog transportation, dog walking services Barnstaple, pet let-outs, small animal home visits, short dog visits in Barnstaple, puppy visits, dog boarding, dog moving in Barnstaple, dog day care, puppy socialising Barnstaple, puppy sitting, half-day dog care, dog and pet to vet services, cat sitting Barnstaple, pet care, dog taxi services, pet transportation, and lots more.
Regulations and Legislation That Might Affect Dog Walkers in Barnstaple
- 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 Dogs Protection of Livestock Act 1953
- The Environmental Protection Act 1990
- The Countryside and Right of Way Act 2000
- The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
- The Dangerous Dogs Act 1997 (Amendment)
Dog Walkers Near Barnstaple
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People living in the following roads have recently inquired about dog walking services - Coppice Gate, St Peters Close, Bevan Road, St Georges Road, Tews Lane, Bridge Court, The Copse, Concorde Drive, Convent Close, Style Close, Chilpark, Crosspark Close, Sloe Lane, St Margarets Garden, Birch Road, Barton Close, St Johns Lane, Cleave Park, Braunton Road, Clifton Street, Carlyle Avenue, Taw Road, Theatre Lane, Coopers Drive, Clifton Terrace, Sunset Heights, as well as the following Barnstaple area postcodes: EX31 1QQ, EX31 1QN, EX31 1BH, EX31 1AF, EX31 1GE, EX31 1QG, EX31 1QJ, EX31 1QE, EX31 1UB, EX31 1PX.
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