What are the benefits of hiring a dog walking service in Windermere? At one time, dog walking services were not the norm and, if a pet parent had to work long hours, odd schedules, or if one of the members of the family was away from home, Fido simply had to “hold it” and the pet parent hoped for the best.
Now, though, there is another option that is very commonly used: a dog walking service.
What is a dog walking service?
This is a professional company that provides walkers to come into a person’s home and walk the dogs in that household.
Typically, a dog walking service is used several times per week while the pet parent is at work. Also, those pet parents who have odd working schedules enjoy using a dog walking service for those days where they have to be at work for longer than usual. Thus, a dog walking service can be used for regular walks, or just for those off days where a midday break is necessary.
Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits of hiring a professional dog walking service in Windermere:
Your dog gets to socialize.
Dogs crave socialization. Most dogs don’t enjoy spending the whole day alone.
A professional dog walking service will help break up the loneliness of your dog’s day while you’re at work. Your pooch will get to spend time with his walker, go outside to see the sights and smell all of the different scents dogs love so much. This also helps your dog get to know people outside of his immediate human family. Getting to know different people allows your dog to become more social and friendly, less timid and shy.
Your dog engages in mental and physical stimulation.
A dog without sufficient mental and physical stimulation is far more likely to suffer from behavior problems, such as aggression, chewing things out of boredom, and so on.
A professional dog walking service will do more than walk your dog. The dog walker will shower him with affection, praise him when he follows commands, and become a trusted companion. Mental and physical stimulation means your dog is less likely to suffer from behavioral issues, and what this really means is that your dog is much happier.
Your dog can eliminate.
Think back to the last time you really had to go to the bathroom. Maybe you were stuck in the car or you were in public and all the stalls were taken. How did you get your mind off of the fact that you really had to go? Now, put yourself in your dog’s paws. He doesn’t want to disappoint you by having accidents in the house so maybe he holds it all day. That can’t be comfortable.
A dog walking service will allow your dog the opportunity to use the bathroom as many times as he needs during a visit. This also helps in case you are stuck at work longer than you had planned, or if you have to run a quick errand before going home.
Knowing that your pup has been able to go to the bathroom midday helps eliminate the stress of having to rush home right after work.
Your dog can practice commands.
Dog experts overwhelmingly recommend training a dog, at least the basic commands. If your dog is going to a dog trainer, your dog walking service can be a partner in that training. While your professional dog walker won’t actually be training your dog, she can help your dog practice the commands he is learning. In this case, it is important that you, as the owner, let the walker know which commands you would like your dog to practice each day, such as sitting before going out on a walk or before eating, giving the paw, and so on.
You enjoy peace of mind and are guilt-free.
You only want what’s best for your dog. You want him to get sufficient exercise and to socialize as much as his heart craves. But, you also have a busy life. Sometimes you can’t take your dog for the long walks you want. Sometimes you don’t have the time to shower your dog with the attention he deserves. A professional dog walking service will make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise, leaving you with more time to spend one-on-one with your dog.
Many professional dog walking services send text or email updates to clients after each dog walk to them know their dog is happy and that the walk went well. It is so nice to receive these messages while at work, because you can relax, knowing your dog had a break in his long day.
Instead of getting home, from a long day at work, tired and worn out, and being greeted by a hyper, energetic dog who REALLY wants to go on a long walk, why not come home to a dog who is very happy to see you, but also quite content because he’s already had a nice, long walk?
Are you interested in finding out more about our dog walking services? Contact us today and one of our office managers will be happy to talk to you about the different options and packages we offer. Your dog will thank you!