Dog Walking

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Why have your dog walked?

‘Fish need to swim, birds need to fly…and dogs need to walk!’ Cesar Millan

Dogs are pack animals with a lot of energy.  They need a job to accomplish in order to feel happy.  Without this, an unhappy dog can often cause trouble for its unsuspecting owners, such as excessive barking, biting and chewing furniture.  Many owners believe exercising their dogs in the back yard is sufficient however dogs have a need to move forward in a linear direction.  Your dog’s ancestors, wolves, used to migrate for up to 10-12 hours a day in search of food.  This migrating DNA is still encoded in every kind of dog today whether you have a Poodle, Rottweiler or Labrador.  Having your dog walked is the best way for him to use up all that excess energy.   Cesar Millan (of the famed Dog Whisperer on the National Geographic channel) recommends a minimum of two 30 minutes walks per day and sometimes more depending on the dog’s energy level.

Dogs do a lot for us.   They give us unconditional love, watch our house while we are gone and even while we are sleeping!  The best thing we can give them as thanks is to make sure their primal needs are fulfilled and that starts with regular exercise!

Private Walks

For dogs that are a little younger and may be a little overexcited at the sight of so many dogs, we offer private walks.  Older dogs also benefit from private walks since we can walk at their own rhythm.  All of our new dogs start with private walks until we can assess their personality to match them up with the perfect group for them.

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Price

First consultation:
$20.00
10 minute pee break:
$11.00
Walks (Mon-Fri):
$17.75
Extra dog from same owner:
$6.75

 

Additional fees

* Last minute reservation less than 24 hours notice: $5.00 extra

* Weekend visits: $5.00 extra

* Extra costs for mileage may be added

Group Walks

Groups walks are ideal for a dog who has up to date shots, is friendly towards other dogs and responds well when called off-leash.  Our walks take place either in an off-leash park or on a mountain trail. Group walks enable dogs to exercise all while socializing and feeling secure being in a pack.  What a great way to fulfill your dogs primal needs!  Water and a first aid kit are always brought along on the trip and the group size is kept at a maximum of five to ensure everyone is safe on the walk.   Your dog will be off trotting for a total of about an hour and fifteen minutes with the pick-up and drop off times and a total of approximately 45 minutes for the walk itself.

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Price

 

First consultation:
$20.00
Walks (Mon-Fri):
$17.75
Extra dog from same owner:
$6.75

* This service is not available on weekends

Additional fees

* Last minute reservation less than 24 hours notice: $5.00 extra

* Extra costs for mileage may be added

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