Dog Walking

Being a London Dog Walker Is No Walk in the Park!

Annabel Burn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Every summer these stories come out about dog walkers making vast amounts of money while enjoying the sunshine with the dogs, but they don't see the reality, the expenses, the days when we are blue with cold from being out all day, or clearing up vomit and diahorrea, or hoovering up the endless dog hair and spraying for yet more fleas.

London's Pets and their People

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trisha de Borchgrave

London living with a dog has one exceptional joy and that is access to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, particularly during the months of meteorological misery when one can pretty much have this oasis to oneself.

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Dogs need to exercise every day to make sure they're healthy, as well as being happy through mental stimulation. Dogs love exercise and play, and I've always felt it's a win-win situation: you both get exercise and, at the same time, build up a special bond with your dog.

Please Take Care With Your Dog

Andrew White | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

If you can keep your dog in sight at all time, be aware of what they are doing and be confident your dog will come back to you promptly when you call, then there is no need to put them on a lead. But if you can not be confident they will return when you call, then a lead is the safest option for everyone.

The New Breed of Coffee Cup Dog Walkers

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

In my opinion, the coffee cup owners aren't respecting others in the park. They just don't see what they are doing as wrong yet if a youth's dog ran up and jumped up at them trying to snatch a treat it would be totally abhorent. Yet when Phyllis the 5yr old Border Terrier does it, its either not noticed or just midly amusing.

Why the Royal Parks Needs Their Professional Dog Walkers

Annabel Burn | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

As of 2 April 2013, London's Royal Parks (inc Bushy Park and Richmond Park) are licensing professional dog walkers and have decided the maximum numb...

Becoming a Dog-Walker at the RSPCA Southridge Was an Unexpected Eye-Opener!

Kelly Craig | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Craig

On my first induction day, I was quite overwhelmed. The centre seemed huge and overbearing with leads hanging up, dog treats on the side, sign-out sheets for when you take the dog for a walk and lots of barking!

Who's The Boss

Clive Norman | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

As a dog walker I am better placed than most to observe and learn about the idiosyncrasies of our furry friends. As we know dogs evolved from wolves and have become our closest animal friends.