UNIQUE DOG WALKING SERVICES
Because every dog is different, we tailor each visit to meet their individual needs and sensitivities. For example, some dogs love going out in the rain, some don’t. If there’s lightning around, we will wait for it to blow by. Otherwise, if it’s just drizzly, we will find ways to get the wary ones out for at least long enough to relieve themselves and then find a way to constructively spend the rest of your visit time.
For the puddle jumpers, we will dress ourselves for the weather so they can fully enjoy their kind of day!
PRIMARY & BACKUP WALKERS
Every customer has what we call a primary walker. This is the person we think of first for everything. We like to keep it the same person as much as possible. The more services you book per week, the more likely you will need to have more than one primary walker.
For example, you might have one primary for weekdays and another primary for weekends. Even still it’s routine, and builds in an already back up (your weekend walker might be available to fill in for your weekday walker).
Regardless of how far you go, once you have booked a walker then we have a capable backup. You can decide in the moment whether or not you want to go with our backup option. When a backup is filling in, you have the option of whether or not to be notified, and the option to make it so we don’t send an unfamiliar to you backup without first getting your permission.
If you or your dog requires an introduction to a walker ahead of time, we can schedule as many meet and greets as necessary. If your dog is aggressive towards strangers, setting up back ups might take more time (even if only to avoid flooding your dog with strangers all at once).
Because we visit with every dog at least once a week, we get to know them all pretty well. If you like, we can look into finding a suitable buddy for your buddy. You also have the option to make your dog’s visit private, so we don’t bring another dog along. If you give us permission to walk you dog with another dog, we will only do so if we are confident in our ability to keep everyone safe
We design a route to meet your dog’s specific needs, and make adjustments as necessary. Set up as either recurring or on occasion. You can make adjustments. It is alright to schedule one duration around one time one day and then a different duration around a different time another day. Visit the scheduling section in our terms and conditions for more information.
You are welcome to watch us while we work, even tag along with us on a walk. We are happy for all of the electronic forms of monitoring systems. GPS tracking is an option we can provide. We are accountable for every moment we are in charge of your dog.
CHOOSE THE TIME THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
We have several different time durations. You book us for a block of time, and then let us know how you would like us to spend it (we can help you figure this out). If you only need us for potty breaks, feeding meals and medications then we have an inexpensive fifteen minute visit. When you are providing your dog the longer visits at other times—we also have thirty, forty five, and sixty minute visits for when you need us for those.
SHORT NOTICE ADDITIONS
WE WORK WITH YOU
If you give approval and we take your dog in a car, then that time is off the meter. We still indicate the full time of the visit, but time spent in a car is not at an additional charge (unless it’s your wish for us to drive your dog somewhere—we once had a customer hire us in part to drive Boscoe around because he so enjoyed the car ride).
USING A LEASH
This the process of walking with a dog on leash, negotiating a common pace and direction together. Most of what Canine Care does with dogs is on leash, so we spend a great deal of time focusing on how best to keep it loose. The leash serves a great purpose, it keeps dogs from getting away. But some dogs pull to where they are choking. That’s not good. Sometimes even a forty foot leash isn’t enough length for them to reach their desires.
THE YO-YO EFFECT
MEET AND GREETS
A loose leash is necessary in order to be safe and healthy, and so it is something we consider mandatory to teach our walkers how to teach your dog to do. The structure and organization results in a peaceful walk for all. There can be a great deal of freedom despite being joined together by a short loose leash. The joy is when, even if the leash wasn’t there, we would still choose to stay together (also good is to be ok when it’s time to part so not to have separation anxiety). Because we enjoy each others company more than anything else, the walk is like a synchronized dance and a buddy system of sorts. Stops and starts happen together, seemingly without communication. When we have this, we have a loose leash.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Even just a little bit of separation and distance can go a long way to relieving tension. Calmly stepping in between and leading them away is often all it takes. In this way we bring shelter at a time when they are feeling exposed. When they are scared of things which are unavoidable, we find ways to build their confidence by gradually exposing them so as not to overwhelm. These are among the many ways we take care of dogs.
We go far to make these transitions low stress for everyone. Dog bites often happen when people are in a hurry, unaware of stress signals. By slowing down and being aware, we can often times avoid what otherwise would have been an aggressive situation.
CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE A WALK!
We aim to get to know and treat your dog at least as well as you do. We appreciate the loving care our customers give their dogs, and look forward to giving yours one of the most valuable treats of all—a pleasant walk.