What you need to know about the walks:
The walks are aimed to be from 12-1pm daily from Monday to Friday. The pack will be walked either at Newhailes, Portobello Beach, Blackford Hill, Corstorphine Hill or Cramond Beach. The pick up areas are Meadowbank, Abbeyhill, Leith, New Town, Bonnington and Stockbridge.
About the pack:
Groups have usually six dogs in the pack. Dogs will be walked off lead only with owners permission and in safe areas. Dogs need to be friendly, sociable and have decent recall. All will be dropped off towel dried and fresh water will be supplied.
I have public liability insurance. I am registered with the Edinburgh Council. I am police checked. Have completed a dog first aid training. Have studied dog psychology and behaviour.
£12 per walk , £11 each, for three walks or more per week.
£15 for individual and weekend walks. (subject to availability)
£18 for day-care (subject to availability)
WHY should I have my dog walked in a group?
Dogs are social animals and in order to behave correctly and be happy they need to be around other dogs and humans throughout their lives. It is not only important to socialise them when they are puppies but also when they are grown up. It can prevent behavioural problems, helps them practise their communication skills and stimulates them mentally.
HOW much exercise can I give my dog?
Any healthy adult dog should exercise 1-3 hours daily, dependent on age and breed. For most dogs a one-hour walk daily with several pee breaks during the day is good, but if you have a dog with a lot of energy you should give him/her another big walk before or after work. He does not need to run the entire time. Promote calm movements, on lead walks with plenty of time to sniff is very good, too.
WHAT other ways are there to stimulate my dog?
Dogs benefit from mental and physical stimulation. You can walk, play or run together. Do fast or slow agility, use your environment, do sniffaris or just let your dog lead the way. Why don’t you try food puzzles, bought ones or home made out of safe recycling? Even hiding toys, playing hide and seek or teaching new tricks, are all great ways for mental stimulation. Keep in mind not to over-stimulate your dog. A calm dog is easier to control and will rest better.