I have a number of regular walks I use, many of these are listed below. I do however, like to keep the walks varied, to ensure the dogs are enthusiastic, stimulated and enjoy new adventures. The walks are also tailored to meet the groups needs. I love to walk and have always lived in more rural locations, so I have a great love of spending my time in our wonderful Dorset countryside.
Common walking locations: West Moors Plantation, Uddens Plantation, Slop Bog, Poor Common, Ferndown Common, Hurn Forest, White Sheet Plantation, Moors Valley, Holt Heath, New Forest, Potterne Woods
I am insured to walk up to 6 dogs, however I prefer to only take a maximum for 4, so that I can provide a high quality service and worry-free experience for all. An enjoyable walk for both the dogs and myself, is of far more importance and value to me.
Only if prior consent is given and I am confident in your dog's recall. This will be discussed in the initial consultation.
I transport all dogs in my van, which I have fitted with individual cages to ensure dogs avoid any potential disagreements while travelling closely together. It is regularly cleaned, has good ventilation and is temperature controlled. The dogs are never left unattended in the van other than for short periods whilst collecting or dropping off.
No. Most clients are comfortable sharing a set of keys with me to enable me to collect and drop off your dog even if you are not home.
Your key will be kept secure and away from personal information and no key can be identified to any property. In the event of your key being lost or stolen we will advise you immediately. Your personal information will never be sold or discussed with any 3rd parties in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
I take each dog on its own merit and not on reputation of particular breeds. I meet all dogs before I walk them and each new dog is subject to a trial period. Any instances of aggressive behaviour will be investigated and we reserve the right to refuse to walk any dog.
This is probably the most commonly asked question and the answer is of course! But here's what we do to ensure it does not happen:
In the unlikely event of an emergency, we will immediately call and notify you. In the original consultation, I ensure that I have all the family emergency contact details. If veterinary assistance is needed, I will take your dog to your named vet or, depending on the circumstances, to the nearest possible one.
All you need to provide is of course a ready and willing dog, their lead or harness and/or collar and an ID tag with your surname and contact details on.
I am fully insured and hold public liabilitiliy insurance up to the value of £5,000,000. I am DBS checked, animal first aid qualified and hold business insurance on my vehicle.
Please contact me by email or telephone giving at least 48 hours notice, for no charges to apply.