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How To Choose The Right Dog Walker

Every type of dog breed requires different levels of activity for them to stay active and remain healthy. Regardless of this, your furry friend still needs his dose of daily walks as part of his maintenance routine and as much as you love spending every minute of your time with your adorable pooch. It’s understandable if your schedule doesn’t allow you to regularly hit the trail because someone needs to go out there and bring home delightful treats.

Fortunately, this type of dilemma has been made easier with today’s availability of dog walkers and sitters to accompany your pup and go on a daily walk with them. That being said, you wouldn’t want to leave your best friend with just anyone so this is a decision you shouldn’t take lightly. Keep reading to discover a few tips for finding the right dog buddy to walk your pup.

Decide whether to go with a company or an independent dog walker

Whilst there are a few benefits when you opt to hire independent walkers, most of them are not insured and do not have proper dog walking training. Contrary to this, a reliable dog walking company can assure you that they are licensed and have insurance for their walkers. Additionally, they can also provide backup assistance if your walker isn’t available and provide extra services, such as grooming, transportation and overnight boarding.

Ask for recommendations

What’s the easiest way to find the perfect companion for your pup than by asking your friends and neighbours who are also fur-parents for good recommendations? If you don’t know anyone located near you, do not hesitate to look for prospects online and visit their websites to read through some testimonials and reviews.

Invite candidates and introduce them to your dog

Apart from having a good reference, you also have to make sure that your dog will be comfortable around the walker so introduce the candidates to your pooch and see how they will behave. Look for a dog walker who has a calm aura.
We, at Premier Dog Walkers, are all dog lovers with an understanding of how important your four-legged best friends are to your family so we strive to ensure that they get the best possible care and have the most fun and exercise every day with us. As well as quality dog walking services, we also offer a dog daycare and dog overnight boarding. Give us a call on 0208 442 0520 for more information.