Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Care

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Q: Do you only do group walks?
A: No, we also offer single dog and puppy walks.

Q: Do you do pack walks?
A: No, we limit the number of dogs we walk to 4. Many times your dog is walked with just one or two other dogs.

Q: Are the dogs able to do their business when walking with three other dogs?
A: Yes. The minimum walk time is 1 hour and they have plenty of time to do their business.

Q: Do you offer boarding?
A: Yes. Please contact for details of availability.

Q: Do you ever leave dogs unattended?
A: No, never. We work in a team when 4 dogs are walked to ensure that no dog is ever left alone.

Q: How many dogs are generally walked in a group walk?
A: Group sizes range from two to four dogs and vary from route to route and day to day.

Q: My dog has never walked in a group before. Do you think this will be a problem?
A: No. Rarely do we find that a dog is not suitable.

Q: Do you only accept well-trained dogs?
A: No. As a matter of fact we find our walks often help with training. Many owners have noticed improvement in their dog’s behaviour after walking in a group. However, we only accept nice, social able dogs in one of our group walks.

Q: How will I know if my dog is suitable for group walks?
A: We start by having a telephone consultation with you before providing you with our services. During this consultation, your dog’s overall health, (both physical and mental) will be discussed. Then we meet with you and your dog prior to our first walk.

Q: How much distance is covered during a typical Dog Walk?
A: Your dog will walk between 3-4 miles on a 2 hour walk and about 2 miles on one of our 1 hour walks (depending on the route and weather conditions).

Q: When the weather is very hot, are the dogs given water?
A: Certainly. All staff carry water bowls, and water in their backpacks.

Q: If it is raining or really cold, do you still go out for 2 hours?
A: Normally, yes. We suggest you might get your dog a waterproof lined coat for these types of weather conditions. However, not all breeds, for example Labradors, need coats because water does not penetrate their fur. If we see that a dog is really having a hard time, we will take that dog home sooner.

Q: Do you have references?
A: Yes. We will happily provide references.

Q: My dog is on the old side. Would a two hour walk be too much for him?
A: There is no single answer to this question as it varies from dog to dog. Many elderly dogs can easily do our longer walks.

Q: At what age can a puppy start walking in a group?
A: Generally, at about 5 months of age. We would advise you to consult with your vet and give them the following information: Depending on the length of session time you choose your dog will be out from one to two hours walking between 1 and ½ to 4 miles, primarily on bridle paths and grassland. Puppies under 5 months of age are walked in special puppy groups and not longer than 1 hour.

Q: Do you ever walk dogs in the park?
A: Yes, whenever and wherever possible. Routes will generally be on the paths, parks and grassland of the surrounding area. We are spoilt for choice in the area we have chosen to cover.

Q: What do you do if my dog does not get along with another dog?
A: If the behaviours could not be overcome then we would put them in different groups, though to be honest this very rarely happens.