Hire a Dog Walker

Why Hiring a Professional Dog Walker is a Great Idea

Hiring a professional dog walking company to take your dog out during the day is becoming more and more common as work hours and commute times become longer.  Asking a dog to “hold it” for more than 10 hours can have long term effects on health both mental and physical.  Take a look at our dog walking service for Carmel, Indianapolis and Zionsville and see how easy it is to get started.  http://lindapetsitting.com/pet-sitting-indianapolis/dog-walking/

If you still need convincing, here are just some of the benefits of daily walking for your dog (besides a potty break of course):

Better Health Physically

Dogs (and cats, but that is a different topic) need regular, consistent exercise.  Pet obesity is on the rise as well as the health related issues of being overweight.  A dog should get out to walk 3 or more times a day for at least 15 minutes each time.

Better Health Mentally

A good walk also includes time to smell, look around and listen to the world outside of your house and yard.  Seeing other animals and people helps with socialization and provides needed mental stimulation.  These can be the highlight of your dog’s day since he is alone for 8-12 hours a day.

Better Behavior

Regular walking helps to release excess energy which should result in calmer behavior.  Longer walks, appropriate to age and stamina, really help with problem behaviors that are many times caused by boredom.  A tired dog is a good dog.

Better Use of Your Time

Every minute counts in our busy lives.  You may get up extra early to take the dog out for a morning walk, come home at lunch to give a potty break, and/or plan dinner around an evening walk.  Sometimes a nice long walk just doesn’t fit into the schedule.  You can get back some of your time with a regular professional dog walker.  Your dog gets personal attention to his needs and you get the peace of mind that your dog is in safe hands.    

Better Safety and Control

A professional dog walking company has standards of care in place to insure a safe walk for your dog.   Ask Linda Pet Sitting carries liability insurance for your property, as well as your dog.  We have all taken training in dog walking techniques so that your dog gets a structured walk appropriate to age and fitness.   We have training in safety and self-defense to protect ourselves and your dog.  We have taken training in pet emergency situations including first aid and CPR.  Your dog is ours to protect and keep safe and we take steps to insure that your dog will not get loose but we even put our contact information on your dog’s collar just in case he/she does get loose.   We are always vigilant to our surroundings so that we can be proactive and avoid problems.  We are all adults so no listening to music, texting or talking on the cell phone while we are out with your dog!   I have posted a story on Facebook that just happened to me this week.

The Benefits of a Professional Dog Walker

As you can see, there are many reasons why a professional dog walking company costs more than the kid next door , but it is money well spent for your peace of mind.   After all, your dog is going to be out of the house under someone else’s control.   

The benefits of regular exercise for your dog are clear.  Choosing a professional dog walking company to do that for you should be clear now as well .

 

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