Many people overlook the importance of getting a good walker for their dog, which most often than not, results to a lot of problems rather than convenience. Our pets deserve the right care, that’s why we give them the best love and care whenever we can. However, not all of us have the luxury of time to bond and play with our beloved pet. This is where the importance of dog walking services gets into the picture.
There Should Be No “Pack Walks”
Dog walkers walking 4, 5 even more dogs can be considered as daredevils, and last thing you want for your dog’s safety is to let a daredevil walk him to the park and back. Pack walks are almost never good. Simply looking at your pet’s body language will tell you why – he will walk as far from other dogs as possible, and their eyes will wander around and will never look at one another. Pack walks are awkward and uncomfortable for dogs who are strangers from one another. And when dogs are uncomfortable, bad things can happen.
Yes, dogs are naturally social animals. They are domesticated for a reason. However, not all dogs are the same. They have their own personalities and unique behaviors. This means they can’t be automatically at ease with other dogs as soon as they meet. Also, the thought of “pack walks” should simply make you feel uncomfortable, as this would mean your beloved pet is forced into a stable social structure, and that they should act nice to each other just because one single person is holding their leashes.
Also, dog walking services that conduct “pack walks” have very bad organizing pickups and drop offs. They may be leaving some dogs simply tied up outside the house, with no one to watch over or get them inside their house. This can also mean they are bringing your dog to another person’s house. Unless your dog is very friendly, this situation can cause issues and conflict with your pet.
Walking multiple dogs is not entirely bad, as long as the dogs have started a relationship with their walk mates. Some dogs can handle it pretty well; they greet each other with happy body language, etc. Many dogs, especially those older ones, can easily get along with other dogs, even without playing. If your dog walker insists of “pack walking” then there should be only a maximum of three dogs at a time. Anything more than this can be really difficult, as it can be really hard for anyone to control four animals at once.
There’s more to dog walking than just simply holding the other end of the leash and walking the animal around the neighborhood or to the park. Make sure you choose a dog walking services Brisbane company that really meets the needs and welfare of your beloved pet.