If you are wondering if you should hire a dog walker, you probably need help with your dog in some way. You might need help on days that you are out of the house for long periods of time, because you aren’t able to physically walk your dog, or perhaps you need help managing your schedule and having a dog walker provides you with flexibility.
There are many ways in which hiring a dog walker benefits you.
Top 5 Epic Benefits Reaped
1. Peace of Mind
Whenever you hire someone to do something for you, you are looking for help in reducing your workload. Hiring a dog walker allows your dog to be taken care of while you focus on other things like work, kids, and many other personal responsibilities. Whatever the reason you need help, a professional dog walker can care for your dog while you work on other things.
Get peace of mind when you can get your dog entertained while you get a well-needed massage, pedicure, or facial. For the small amount of money it costs for dog walkers, the benefit reaped is priceless.
Dogs are pack animals. As a result, they do well with others whether that means other dogs or humans, plural. Providing your dog the ability to be around other dogs is what every dog wants, but is afraid to tell you. Seriously, as much as they love you and your family, they also love being around their furry friends. And, being around other dogs on a regular basis is a good way to keep them mentally and physically in shape. Their relationships with their canine friends are important just as humans need to keep up with their friendships which contributes to a well balanced dog.
3. Ability To Leave The House
If you work an 8 hour day out of the house and have to commute as well, that will be quite the stretch for your dog to “hold it”. Coming home at lunch might be an option from time to time. However, many find it becomes stressful to drive back and forth with limited time. And if anything delays you along the way (traffic, detour, etc), it becomes exponentially stressful.
Basically, using your lunch hour to care for your dog isn’t feasible. Hiring a dog walker is not only doable, but will allow you to eat your lunch at a leisurely pace without stress. Additionally, if you want to stop at the store or maybe the gym after work, you can! Since your dog walker cares for your dog midday, you have an extra hour or so before you are needed back home. And if you wanted to grab some dinner and drinks with friends, you can always ask your trusted dog walker for an additional visit.
Don’t feel guilty spending time on you once in a while. We all need to relax and get together with friends. We are social beings after all. And just think of the times that you will be out of the house besides work – weddings, family gatherings, and all those fun things. Having dog walker for your dog offers you with the ability to do that.
Travel is a great way you can reap the benefits of a dog walker. No, the dog walker will not pay for you to go on vacation. Quite the contrary. You will pay your dog walker to stay home while you take a well deserved vacation or go on the all important business trip. Either way, you cannot always take your dog on a trip with you. The best way to keep your dog safe and happy is to give them their own staycation at home or have them stay at a dog walker’s home. You can travel and they will be in loving hands.
Exercise might seem like the #1 list of epic benefits since it’s important. And, yes, exercise is vital to your dog’s physical and mental health. Keeping your dog at a proper weight will reduce arthritis and joint pain in their back and legs. Moreover, dogs need physical activity to release their energy. If they are cooped up all the time and the energy isn’t released, it can really take a toll on their mental capacity. Think cabin fever for dogs! Yikes!
Hiring a dog walker gives your dog the ability to exercise which is an important benefit for sure. However, your peace of mind and your ability to physically leave your home are really epic TO YOU. No offense to our pup, but the epic benefits for you are what we are talking about her. Thus, exercise is lower on the list of benefits, yet still on the short list of awesome reasons to hire a dog walker!
Dogs are like kids. We all know that kids are a lot of responsibility, but sometimes forget that dogs require almost as much as kids. You can’t just walk out of the house without caring for your dog. They need to do their business and most times need to be fed. Taking care of dogs is nonstop and can really cut into your time.
After reading the epic benefits that come along with hiring a dog walker, are you ready to get started? Contact Muddy Paws today to reap the rewards.
You won’t be disappointed. The only regret you will have is that you didn’t take the leap of faith sooner. And your dog will love us. We got this!