With the stress of today’s economy, family obligations, longer work hours, crazy schedules, second jobs, traffic, the list goes on and on…it seems there’s just not enough time in the day anymore for everything that needs to get done. We know you are a responsible pet parent who cares about the physical and mental health of your pet, but it’s almost impossible to find the time or the energy to give them the amount of exercise and stimulation that they need to live a healthy long life. Let us help you!
- $17 for at least 30 minutes (second dog/same household, add $3)
- $25 for at least 45 minutes (second dog/same household, add $3)
- $33 for at least 60 minutes (second dog/same household, add $3)
We give them a good home, food, love, treats, beds, toys….what more could they ask for? But many loving owners unknowingly deny a couple of their dog’s deepest needs. Our dogs have a few strong, instinctual needs that are often overlooked to a large degree. To put it simply, they need to “GO somewhere” – to WALK (and walk and walk and walk!). Walking, for a dog, is so much more than just physical exercise. It not only allows them to experience the smells, sights, and sounds of the world, outside of their four walls, but it also allows them to drain off that excess energy so that they are physically and mentally able to relax and be content at home. When our dogs are a little more out-of-control than we’d like, they’re usually just trying to say “HEY! I’VE GOT ALL THIS ENERGY, I’VE GOT TO GET IT OUT SOMEHOW!” So many dogs these days aren’t getting out for much more than a few short bathroom breaks, and that is NOT fulfilling their needs.Even if a dog has a fenced yard, he still has that “need to travel” and benefits greatly from a structured walk away from his home. Make sure your dog is receiving enough exercise each day to keep him happy and content.
Case in point: One of our very first client’s dogs had just moved from a home with a fenced yard to a condo in downtown Memphis. Even though she was over 10 years old and not active, she became very destructive, chewing and scratching the walls and the door trim to the point that several areas had to be completely replaced. On one occasion she’d even broken a full length mirror after accidentally bumping the bathroom door and “locking herself in”. Thankfully she was not hurt even though she was standing in the middle of a ton of glass when I arrived. Within two weeks of starting her daily walks her anxiety left and she could safely be left un-crated in the condo again with no problems at all.
When a dog is dealing with obesity, boredom, pent-up energy, etc, it’s usually our fault as owners. But the solution is simple: increase their physical and mental stimulation. Daily walks and socialization help to prevent or stop excessive barking, jumping, destroying the house, pulling on the leash, aggression…all of those things we get so frustrated about. If we learn what our individual dog needs on a daily basis and provide it, we’ll have the dog of our dreams.
Our walks are specifically catered to the needs of your dog. The more energy they have to burn, the faster and further we’ll go. Unless requested to walk alone, typically they will walk with a buddy or two. Dogs love to walk in “packs” and the younger or less experienced pups can learn from the others not only how to walk on leash but also how to act properly around others. It also really helps if your dog is nervous or fearful to have a confident, calm “friend” along.
Our ultimate goal always is to ensure your pets are safe, happy, and relaxed while in our care.