Top Tips for Grooming, written by a Dog Groomer based in Melbourne.
September 4, 2017

Help!! I have no time, I need a Dog Walker!

Can we please just have some more hours in our day? Arghhhhhh!

24 just isn’t enough. It’s forever ongoing with tasks and to-do lists. From school drop offs – work – our home tasks – kid’s sleepovers – dinner – more kids – sport drop offs and then finally, “Oh, god, we have to walk Walter!” I have no time, I need a Dog Walker

I totally understand how this feels, I too used to be this person. I had a very busy desk job that demanded my time and also found me working on projects during weekends. I had very little time to spare on the things I loved, one of which was Lucky my Labradoodle. My guilt levels kept rising and so did my stress!

Whether it be turning down an invite for after work drinks, or leaving home early each morning to miss the traffic. We start to cut our dog walks short and the nights start drawing in far sooner than we wish. So what do we do? Hire a dog walker!

I understand the need to surround yourself with the unconditional love of a furry family member, however, I also understand that you’re not always available to entertain them. Between the kids, your work and the endless god damn pile of laundry that never gets folded, how and when do you find the time to take poor Walter for his daily adventures? Sometimes you simply dont. Luckily for you, I do.

Being a professional dog walker based in Melbourne, there’s no happy pup I can’t handle. No matter their size, big or small, all of our furry friends require up to 1 hour of exercise each walk, not only to keep them fit and healthy, but to stimulate their minds just the same. For example, did you know, that the part of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is, proportionally speaking, 40 times greater than ours.

A bit like a fortune teller, your dog knows what, when and where each dog, cat, person or possum has been. Notice, how they smell you for ages if you have been around other dogs? Hence them marking and saving their wee for every lamp post, bush or tree they can find. They sniff and pee, sniff and pee!

So what can we do?

Sometimes we forget that socialising is just as important for our dog’s health as it is for our own. With our popular dog walking group walks, ‘She Walks with Friends’ (no more than 4 dogs per group) is everything it says on the tin. We match our dogs together so that everyone (including me) has a great time. Your dog can receive the exercise and stimulation they need in a safe and social environment.

Whether it be one-on-one walks with me the professional dog walker ‘She Walks’ or safe group walks with our furry family ‘She Walks with Friends’. Walter will have a regular dog walking routine, he will get to see me, (Nicola) at ‘She Walks’ everytime and will see his ‘usual (dog walking) squad’ that call around for him to play, so he knows who is in the van and who’s who in the zoo!

If I can help, I’d love to hear from you.

Love from Nicola @SheWalks x

(the inner Melbourne Dog Walking chick who “just.loves.dogs!”)