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Top 5 benefits of having a dog walker!

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

Having a dog walker can provide amazing benefits not only for your dog, but also for you. Read through to discover our top 5 reasons why getting a dog walker will change your pup's life!


1. Relieve Separation Anxiety

Have you ever come home from work to find ripped toilet paper, destroyed furniture or chewed up shoes?


Regular and frequent walks help relieve separation anxiety, leading to calmer behavior at home. Hiring a dog walker to take your dog on a walk during the day while you are away will help deter these destructive behaviors. This way you will return to a clean home and a calm and happy dog. And as they say, happy dog, happy life!


2. Stimulation & Socialization

A very important aspect of your dog’s daily walks is stimulation and socialization. During their walks, your dog gets to see, smell, feel and hear the world around them. This is also the time when your dog gets to interact with other dogs, animals and people.


The more frequently your dog is walked, the more familiar they become to the smells, sounds and sights around them and the less anxious they are in unfamiliar surroundings. A certified and experienced dog walker will know how to navigate such experiences and interactions, making the most of your dog’s stimulation and socialization.


3. House Breaking

The first step in house breaking your dog is establishing a routine. This means a regular feeding schedule, frequent potty breaks and lots of exercise. Having a dog walker can be helpful for sticking with this routine when you are away from home for long hours.


Another vital part of house breaking is crate training. Crate training is essentially confining your dog to a small space, when you cannot be there to supervise them. While crate training is an essential element of house breaking, it should always be done humanely. You should never leave your dog crated for long periods of time. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your dog is let out of its crate at least every 4-6 hours. Hiring a dog walker will ensure that your dog is let out of their crate to exercise, socialize and relieve himself when you are not around!


4. Training Opportunity

Teaching your dog good leash manners is important not only for your dog’s safety, but also for your safety and that of others. An experienced dog walker can teach your dog not to pull on the leash, not eat off the ground and to stay on the sidewalk.


5. Peace of Mind

Hiring a dog walker will give you the peace of mind that your dog will be cared for even when you don’t have the time to care for them. When you have a dog walker you don’t have to worry about staying late in the office, going out for social events, waking up extra early to take your dog out or going on long walks after a long day at work.


If the above sounds interesting, explore our dog walking memberships at www.thepetvibe.cy/dog-walking. Your dog will thank you!





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