Dog Walking Business - Dog Walking Services Sedgefield
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About Me

Hi, my name is Heather, and I started my dog walking service, “My Walking Pal,” not only as a dog walking business but as a way of helping people, whom for whatever reason who aren’t able to take their dogs out for regular walks. You probably don’t need me to tell you that we all have times where life gets in the way, and I’m here to try and make life a little easier for you.

Having lived in the local area for all of my life, I know the best and safest places for walking your dog. No matter if you live Sedgefield, Trimdon, Fishburn, or any other local area, rest assured I will know the best places for your dog to enjoy.

Being a dog owner myself, I know that a dog is far more than just a pet. My adorable dog, Peri (who you can see in the pictures on this page) is my best friend and loves me no matter what. Suffice to say, that love goes both ways. All he asks in return for this unconditional love and complete loyalty is a little attention, which I am always delighted to give.

During my time around dogs, it never ceases to amaze me at how different they can all be. The variations in their individual personalities and their little quirks are endless, and I love spending the time in getting to know each dog that I meet. The more I get to see the dog, the more I learn to understand its needs and habits.

Rest assured when I tell you that I know exactly how you feel about your dog. I can say this in all honesty because I am just like you in regards to my dog. I am reliable, responsible, passionate, and caring when it comes to our furry friends. Your dog is going to be treated as if he or she is my very own.

At this moment in time, I may be a stranger to you. This is why I will always insist on a meeting first before any walking is involved. I want you to meet me as a person so that you can put your mind at rest and know that your dog is going to be in the very best hands available when it comes to its wellbeing and safety. So if you are looking for a dog walker based around the Sedgefield and Trimdon areas, I won’t disappoint you.

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After Walking Your Dog

Your dog will come back home feeling content, happy, and a little tired. Don't be surprised if you hear snoring coming from your dog's basket at some point. Exercise not only stimulates your dog physically, but it also provides mental stimulation. New sights, sounds, and smells are what a dog lives for and this is exactly what I will provide. On top of that, I am always glad to spend a little time after the walk to have a conversation in letting you know how everything went.

I can assure you that your dog’s well-being will always be my highest priority. I want everyone in this relationship to be happy. Anything less would not be in either of our interests.

Most of the questions that you may have of my Dog Walking Service or of me as a Dog Walker can be found on the FAQs Page.

If there is anything else that you are unsure of, you can contact me either through my Contact Page or you can message me on Facebook.

Walking Your Dog

Fortunately, the local area has numerous places for a dog walker to explore. Having lived in Trimdon for most of my life, I can safely say that I know the area well. We are surrounded by countryside, fields, parks, and nature trails. I am a firm believer that dogs and nature go hand-in-hand.

I will limit as much as possible the time that your dog has to spend walking along a pavement next to a busy road. Your dog’s senses will be challenged far more by natural surroundings and the sounds and smells that places such as this offer.

I already have a number of very good routes that I use for dog walking, but if you or your dog have any preferences I will be more than happy to follow your instructions.

One on One Dog Walking Service

Some dog walking services take dogs for walks in groups. While in general, there is nothing wrong with this, and I would earn more money by following this path, I only take one dog at a time. There are a few reasons why I decided on this approach.

 

All my time and attention will be fully focused on your dog and not anybody else’s.
Your dog and I will be able to bond in less time while we are out walking and playing together.
Some dogs can be nervous around other dogs.
Dogs are not always going to get along, and there is still a chance that individual dogs may be aggressive to other dogs in a group.

 

I want your dog to know that while we are out, he or she is the most important thing to me during that time. You and I know that the one thing that dogs love is attention, and your dog will get all it can handle.

I can only make an exception when it comes to walking dogs in a group if you have more than one dog which requires walking. I feel it would be appropriate under these circumstances to walk them together.

If they live together and know each other, many of the issues that may arise in group walks consisting of dogs not known to each other would be irrelevant. You will also be pleased to hear that I will only charge half the price for each additional dog.

Meeting You And Your Dog

The first and most crucial step in my work is to meet you and your dog. This will involve a home visit so we can all get to know each other. Every dog is different, with their individual personalities, preferences, and character traits. I want to learn all I can about your dog, so the more I know, the more I can fulfill their needs and requirements. At this introductory meeting, I will learn your dog’s likes and dislikes while we bond and play so that I can give him or her the most enjoyable time possible on the walks.

dog training. Everything I learn will be logged into a “Doggy Diary” specifically created for your dog. The diary will be updated regularly with information about the walks. There are also other methods I use to track your dog’s walks and progress, which you find on the FAQs Page.

On average, this meeting takes around thirty minutes and is entirely free of charge. I also offer a Free One-Hour Walking Session after the meeting, or this can be set up on a different day if it isn’t convenient for you at the time. I will always suggest that you come along for this first walk if you can.

Accompanying me as I walk your dog gives you the chance to see how we get along, and to see if your dog is enjoying the time that it is spending with me. I do encourage you to do this because it will give you some peace of mind that your dog and I are going to become firm friends.