There are many benefits to why people need to hire a Professional Dog Walker. Some owners do not have the time in their busy schedule or don’t have a yard because they live in an apartment. Some are physically unable to take their dog(s) for a walk. There are certain dog breeds that require more exercise than others. A dog needs a job to do. If they just lay around the yard or the home, they will develop bad habits, like excessive barking, chewing and tearing up things in the house, digging in the yard or even worse digging under the fence. Having a Professional Dog Walker provides the opportunity to release some of the pent up aggression and energy that builds up throughout the day while positively reinforcing routines, practicing proper leash etiquette (not pulling on the leash etc…) and working on some basic walk training such as “sit” before crossing the street, heel, come and street etiquette (not barking at other people, dogs etc.) We here at Happy Pets need to stress that your dog needs exercise. Walking, or even fetch in the backyard and they need it daily to prevent bad habits. I keep reading about why dogs are given up at the shelters. The dog barks too much, the dog won’t quit digging in the newly landscaped yard or tearing up the house. These reasons are caused because the dog is not getting enough exercise. The changes we have seen in a dog once they are exercised and have playtime and also some training is like seeing a whole new dog. The difference can be tremendous.
Whatever the reason that an owner has for not taking their dog on a daily walk, we as Professional Dog Trainer’s/Dog Walker’s and Pet Sitter’s are here to offer that service for you, the owner and the dog.