SMALL GROUP DOG WALKING SERVICES
Weekday sessions between 8am and 3pm. Sessions are 45mins in duration, excluding travel time.
Free initial walk
Canine behaviour expert
Trained in pet first aid
The free initial walk is a short walk we undertake as part of our meet and greet with you and your dog.
In short, most of the time. Before taking on any dog we do a behavioural assessment at a meet and greet session with both you and your dog. This allows us to work out how to best fit your dog into a group safely. On our first walk with your dog, we have policies in place to ensure that during introductions all dogs are kept safe and comfortable. If you have concerns about this, we can go over our procedures with you during the meet and greet to clarify how we handle social interactions between unfamiliar dogs.
Prior to beginning group walks with us, we will arrange a no obligation meet and greet with you and your dog at your house. Here we will discuss your dog’s requirements and the access options available.
Yes. We walk dog in most weather. If the weather is extremely hot, we will ensure all walks are completed early in the morning before the heat of the day or we will spend time relaxing with your dog instead of the usual vigorous walk. If the weather is particularly wet, we will attempt to complete walks in the breaks in weather throughout the day. Should it arise that the weather will be too extreme in either direction, we will contact you to discuss options available to you.
For the safety of all our dogs, our walks remain on-lead adventures.
We have a number of different walking routes to facilitate our group walks. This will vary for every walk, from suburban streets to walking trails along the Plenty River. We are always happy to discuss each walk with an owner, so please feel free to contact us after each walk for information regarding your dog’s time with us. Please see our gallery or check out our Facebook “group walks!” album for examples of the areas we walk.
There is always a small risk that your dog may become injured while out with us. We do our best to ensure safety of all our dogs, however if the need should arise, we are familiar with the locations of nearest Vet Clinics to our walking areas. We have arrived at houses on previous occasions where the dog is “not quite right”, be it a bit lethargic or a swollen lip (due to a bite) to injuries with causes unknown. In these situations, prior to seeking medical attention, we will attempt to contact you to discuss options. In an emergency, we will do what is in the best interests of the dog.
Our group walks vary depending on the behaviours of each dog to be walked. Our groups range from two dogs to four dogs at one time. We ensure that the groups are of a size that each dog in the group can be given one on one attention during walks as necessary. There is always a maximum ratio of four dogs per walker/supervisor to ensure safety and control at all times.