We are your friendly village dog walkers covering all the villages around your local area including:
We pride ourselves in being unique; dog walkers with a difference.
are a team of two working together to ensure the emotional and behavioural
needs of your dog remain our priority when it comes to their time with us. For example, in terms of scheduling,
we never throw dogs
together just because it is convenient timing for us. If
the dogs aren’t going to become firm friends, we will not force them to
tolerate sharing space. As a qualified behaviourist and a behaviour trained canine carer,
we see the fall out of “forced socialisation” too often and we believe your
dogs deserve more. That is why there are
two of us so we can walk
separate groups as is needed.
isn’t the only way we are dog walkers with a difference either. We also:
countryside walking – no pavements! The mental stimulation that comes from engaging with the
countryside using the dogs’ primary sense, their nose, cannot be
underestimated. It is a vital part of a dogs walk so that is why we offer
it, each and every time.
vary our walks! Dog's need
to engage with different smells and have different enriching experiences to
be mentally healthy. The small experiences such as crossing a bridge,
walking through a wood, or having opportunities to paddle in water are
really important for boosting your dog’s confidence and keeping
them engaged in their walks.
We have a
maximum group size of three or four. Although we are insured for 6 dogs at a time, each, we do not
believe group sizes this big are the best setting for your dogs’ welfare.
With group sizes too big, dogs can end up being picked on and left to fend
for themselves as it is almost impossible for us as humans to monitor
group dynamics to that degree. Our aim is for dogs to make friends, get to
know each other’s likes and dislikes, and practice their social skills in
small groups that are easily monitored. As a result the dogs in our care actually feel
better around other dogs, gain confidence in their social skills, and
adopt better ways to interact.
positive reinforcement/fear free dog walkers which means we use treats and praise to reward
the behaviours we like, such as a great recall. If a dog performs a
behaviour we do not like, such as not coming back when called, we do not
shout or act angry at the dog in any way. We simply recognise that the dog
needs some more recall training and make time for that. Our bond with the
dogs is the most important thing and we know that shouting or acting angry around a dog can damage
that bond. For the dogs
in our care, safety, love and trust are the most important thing's.
feel free to take a look at our ABOUT US pages and our SERVICES & PRICING
page to see how we can help you.