I have been an animal lover since I was a child, my first job at the age of 10 was working on a farm mucking out stables and as i got older I managed to combine my love for animals with my love for travel. Working on dairy farms to RSPCA. Although I pursued other careers and have a degree in business, my house has always been full of animals including dogs, cats, hamsters, lizards, fish and even axolotls! I have always been happy to look after the pets of family and friends and have managed to achieve an excellent rapport with the animals in my care. So this naturally grew into a business, as well as working a full time job as a surveyor in Australia I had a dog boarding business in my home. So when I moved back to the UK in 2011 I spent a few months just volunteer dog walking and decided which route to take with my work life, setting up this business seemed the most natural progression for me. I believe you should always love what you do and I love dogs and walking so this is the perfect job for me.
Puppy Care Home Visits
A dog requires stimulation and exercise in order to remain healthy. When a dog is exercised, it becomes more relaxed and calm, and so is far less likely to be destructive and/or aggressive. A relaxed, exercised, dog is much easier to train, and an obedient dog becomes a joy to live with. It is a well known fact, that most problems that dogs have i.e. aggression, destructiveness, disobedience etc, is through lack of regular exercise. Dogs require at least 30 mins a day exercise.
Woof Walkers offers a dog walking service that is aimed at keeping your dog satisfied and content. The walks are rotated to keep the dogs stimulated; the dogs are walked on and off the lead (with owners permission). The walks last an hour, the dogs are picked up and dropped off, given fresh water at the end of the walk, and given a quick towel dry.
Puppy ownership is a big responsibility and when you bring your new puppy home, it will require your help, support and complete attention. Your puppy will command more of your time than a fully grown dog, so it should not be left alone for long periods of time. Although every puppy is different, one constant remains the same - make your puppy feel secure by providing the right environment and ensure you socialise your puppy with other dogs and people, and children.
If, for whatever reason, you can't make it home for your puppy, we can give the latest member of your family a 15 minute Puppy Visit
to break up their daily routine. This allows them to relieve themselves, have a quick charge around the garden, keep their mind active and then back inside for their all important afternoon nap. Younger puppies may not require a full hour walk initially and would be better suited to shorter single dog walks on their own so they can benefit from one on one attention.
Sadly, dogs get older and become less active, often finding it hard to keep up with their normal activities. If this is the case for your pooch, they may benefit from shorter single dog walks, or a home visit so they can have a little sniff outside for a few minutes.