We usually get a pet to improve the quality of not just our own life but of the animal’s too. The idea is to spend quality time with your pet so that both of you can benefit from each other’s company. However, given our busy schedules, spending as much time with our pets as we would like to may present practical difficulties. Dogs especially need to be taken out for walks so that they can get sufficient exercise for staying healthy. If taking your dog out for a walk everyday is becoming difficult for you, you can contact dog walkers from a reliable agency. Your dog can then get the exercise he needs, being taken for walks by a loving and responsible individual.
Trustworthy agencies where you can contact dog walkers usually operate in multiple neighbourhoods. For example, the north Brisbane dog walkers from an agency can help you to exercise your dog. These agencies usually also supply dog walking equipment such as belts along with dog accessories like foldable bowls and towels.
While selecting dog walkers, keep the following factors in mind:
· The agency the walker is associated with should have some kind of recognition. For example, a reliable agency could be associated with a respected animal welfare association such as RSPCA. This would indicate that the dog walking agency is not just out there to make money, but genuinely cares about animals and their welfare.
· Walkers enlisted with the agency should have undergone and cleared police verification. This is extremely important as the person you will trust your pet with should have the requisite credentials. An irresponsible individual or someone who has a track record of violence is definitely not someone you want for taking your dog for a walk.
· Most agencies also arrange for all walkers enlisted with them to get a basic training in first aid from an experienced vet. No one wants accidents to happen, and no one can foresee them. But it is important to be prepared, should something go wrong.
· Agencies always try to hire people with genuine love for animals. That way, it is a win-win situation for everyone involved. The animal enjoys being in the company of a loving walker, and the walker enjoys what he or she is doing, that is, spending time with animals, and you are free of tension because you know your pet is in good hands.
Most dog walking agencies offer the following types of merchandise in addition to walk services:
· Walkie belt
· Mini running belt
· Cesar Milan pro belt
· Foldable bowls
· Dog towels
· Water rover
Most agencies offer walking packages for 30 minutes or 60 minutes with rates varying accordingly. Rates are usually under $50 for 60 minutes. In addition, most agencies usually charge a percentage of the original fee as extra for additional dogs. Alternatively, the rate may be a fixed amount for the second dog. Either way, it results in savings for people who own more than one dog.