Tips On Hiring A Dog Walker

Tips on Hiring a Dog Walker

Dogs need a certain amount of exercise each day. Small breeds do not need as much as large breeds do, but both types need about 1 t 2 hours daily. If the dogs do not get the right amount of activity, they can become bored and mischievous. If your life is too hectic to walk your dog this amount of time daily, you might need to hire a dog walker.

A dog walker will spend enough time with your dog to exercise him properly. When the walker brings him home, he will be much calmer and happier. This will make him less likely to misbehave. Also the walks are good for his health and he gets to relieve himself, while he is out.

Some dog walkers will offer added services. They might water you flowers, pick up your mail, or watch over you house until you get home if you are traveling. The prices for their services will depend on whether they just walk your dog or do extras.

Some Tips for Hiring a Dog Walker

1 – The walker should not only have a passion for dogs, but be trained to handle them too. He should understand dog behavior, safety and handling. It is wise to find one who has cared enough to become certified in dog walking.

2 – The walker should have insurance. This will cover not only him if something happens to the dog, but also your dog. If your state or city requires a license make sure he has one.

3- Always ask for references. Talk to these people too, to make sure the dog walker does a good job. You do not want to trust your dog to just anyone after all.

4 – How well does the walker get along with your dog? Does your dog take to him right away? A canine can sense a lot about individuals, so if he shies away from the walker, this could tell you to look elsewhere.

5 – If your dog has special needs of some sort, make sure that the walker has the training to deal with him.

6 – Do you like the personality of the dog walker? You are going to be dealing with this person more than just once most likely. It will be hard to do this if you do not like his personality.

7 – Check out the prices for dog walkers in your area. This way when you interview a few of them, you will know they are charging the right prices. There might be various ways the prices are set, so make sure you understand. You want the best walker at the best price.

8 – Interview more than just one person, so you are sure of your choice in the end.

Follow these tips and you will have no trouble hiring a qualified dog walker. This way your dog will get walked as much as he should be, be well taken care of, and without interrupting your busy schedule.

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