Finding the Right Dog Walker: Suiting Your Dog’s Needs
Choosing a Dog Walker > Qualities to Look For
As a proud pet parent, you know your dog better than anyone else. So, when it comes to finding the right walker, it’s up to you to pinpoint exactly the type of experience they need. From lounging around to going on group walks, there are so many different types of activities your walker can do with your pet. Depending on the type of exercise and behavior needs of your dog, you’ll need to find someone to accommodate them. In our last article, we covered the basics of finding a dog walker, now we’re going to dive deeper into finding a professional whose lifestyle matches your dogs. As always, protect your dog with a Canine Liability Insurance policy to give yourself some peace of mind while he is in the control of someone else.
Check social media.
As cliché as it might sound, a lot of dog walkers and companies feature their pets online. Look at their Instagram or Facebook accounts to see what type of activities they do with the pets they walk. This way, you can see what other dogs they walk, where they go on their jaunts, and if they have experience walking puppies versus senior dogs.
Ask the important questions.
If your dog isn’t as friendly with others as you might like, it’s important to have a walker who will dedicate their time solely to your dog. Likewise, if he has boundless energy and wants to run with a pack, ask them if they are active enough to keep up. According to Barkpost, ask the following questions:
- Where will you be walking my dog?
- How will you be traveling there?
- How many dogs at a time do you walk?
- How long will the actual walk be?
- Do you have a GPS tracker?
There are many reasons a dog may bite, and it’s not always 100% preventable. In addition to financially protecting dog owners from dog bite claims, our Canine Liability Policy also covers other injuries to people, including scratches and fall injuries caused by dogs and injuries to other animals. Please contact us today for more information at (407) 865-7477, ext. 101.