Why You Should Use a Dog Walking Service

Does your dog spend long stretches of time at home by themselves?

This is a problem that most dog owners face. The average American works for almost 9 hours every day, and as a result, millions of dogs are forced to sit around and wait for their owners to come home for hours on end.

You can make the wait more bearable for your dog by hiring a dog walking service to help you out. A dog walker can visit your home to check on your dog, take them out for a walk, and drop them back off at your home so that they can rest up before your big arrival later in the day.

Check out some of the biggest benefits of using a dog walking service below.

Provides Your Dog with Regular Bathroom Breaks

Think about what would happen if you were forced to sit inside your home for 8 or 9 hours every single day without access to a bathroom. It's safe to say that you wouldn't last more than a few hours before you had to resort to desperate measures.

So, why put your dog into the same exact scenario and expect a different result?

Generally speaking, most dogs produce anywhere from 10 to 20 milliliters of urine for every pound of weight that they're carrying around. That means that they need to use the bathroom at least three times every day if not four or even five times.

If you don't work close to home, it's going to be awfully hard for you to let your dog out once or twice during the day. This will often lead to a dog using the bathroom on the carpeting and flooring inside of their home.

You can stop your dog from doing this by calling on a dog walking service to walk your dog and allow them to use the bathroom every so often. Even a single walk during the middle of the day should allow your dog to relieve themselves and help you steer clear of accidents in your home.

Allows Your Dog to Get Enough Exercise

Sadly, studies have shown that anywhere from 30 to 70 percent of dog owners don't walk their dogs on a regular basis. Many of them think that letting their dog go outside for a few minutes every so often will provide them with enough exercise, which is, of course, not true.

It's hard to pinpoint exactly how much exercise the average dog needs to stay healthy. It varies depending on everything from the size of a dog to a dog's age.

But you should be encouraging your dog to exercise as often as possible. It'll be good for both you and your dog when you make it a point to take regular walks together.

You should also push your dog to exercise during the day when you're not around. You can do this by letting a dog walking service pick your dog up and walk it once in the middle of the day.

During your dog's walk, they'll be allowed to stretch their legs and run free for a while. This will stop your dog from becoming overweight and wear your dog out so that they'll sleep better at night.

Prevents Your Dog from Damaging Your Home

Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety when you're not around? There are many dogs that lose their minds when their owners leave them home for even just a few minutes at a time.

If your dog deals with separation anxiety, it's a good idea to:

  • Avoid getting the dog too wound up when you arrive home or leave home

  • Leave your dog with an article of clothing that has your scent on it when you leave home

  • Gradually build up the amount of time you leave your dog at home alone

It's also a good idea to bring a dog walking service on board to give your dog the attention they need during the day. You'll be able to manage your dog's separation anxiety more effectively when they don't have to stay home alone all day long.

This will usually prevent your dog from doing damage in your home simply because of their separation anxiety. You'll notice a change in your dog over time once they become accustomed to their dog walking routine during the day.

Keeps Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

Most people only associate dog walking with physical exercise. But there's so much more to it than that!

Dog walking will get your dog into better shape in a physical sense. However, it will also stimulate your dog mentally and keep them on their toes.

A good dog walker will do more than walk your dog around the block and call it a day. They'll also socialize with your dog for a little while and make sure they're mentally stimulated by playing games with them. 

Alleviates Guilt Related to Your Dog

If you leave your dog at home by themselves day in and day out, there's a good chance that you feel bad about it. Most dog owners who do this feel a tremendous amount of guilt.

You'll feel most of that guilt melt away when you start working with a professional dog walking service. You won't feel as bad about leaving your dog at home when you pull away from your house every morning.

This could very well make you a more productive person at work. It could allow you to get home at a decent hour so that you and your dog can make up for lost time.

Schedule Dog Walking Service Today

There is no shame in asking for help when it comes to taking care of your dog. It's not easy to work a full-time job and provide your dog with the care they need.

Let us serve as your dog walking service and make sure you and your dog enjoy the benefits listed here. You and your dog will both appreciate how convenient it can be to have a dog walker in your corner.

Contact us today to hear more about our dog walking services.

Aaron Pearson