Privacy Policy - Dog Walking Services Sedgefield | Trimdon
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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://mywalkingpal.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies
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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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Embedded content from other websites

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These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information
Additional information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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.