Occasional we get calls from prospective clients asking if we will let their dog off leash, or take them on a group walk. Since 2000 the answer has been no and will continue to be no and here is why.
- As soon as the leash is unhooked from the collar we are no longer in control. We need control to make sure your dog stays safe and healthy.
- Your dog may have the best recall in the world for YOU, but distractions like squirrels, birds, other dogs, or a great smell may stop them from listening to us.
- Often animals, especially dogs will go and look for their “master”.
- Stranger Danger – sadly dog theft is on the rise. Your dog running towards a stranger with tempting treats while we try to watch other dogs is a situation we would never want to put your beloved dog in.
- Wildlife – forests and trails are great. We love them and take our pooch there. But we are careful he doesn’t run too deeply into the forest in case of a run in with Coyotes, fox, raccoons etc. It is hard to track several dogs at once all running in different directions.
- Often in a group walk, one dog requires more attention than the others. We want to make sure your pup ALWAYS gets 100% of our attention. They deserve it.
- Even though all the dogs get along when they initially meet, you just never know when one of the pack is having a bad day putting the other dogs on the group walk at risk
At York Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking we want to make sure your dog has an enjoyable walk, our undivided attention and comes home safe and happy.
Morag is the owner and founder of York Regions most trusted premier in-home pet care and dog walking companies. In 2000 she saw a need for an alternative to kennels, catteries for family pets in the area and has always believed that pets are much happier and less stressed staying in their own familiar environment. Morag and her team are all certified in Pet 1st Aid and CPR, she also offers continuous training to her team members through online and hands on pet care and pet behaviour and care courses. Morag has earned her certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, Professional Dog Walking and Canine Attendant training. She has lived in the Newmarket/Aurora area since 1991 is a wife, a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother of 2 delightful little balls of energy. She has also been owned by fish, birds, mice, rats, cats, dogs, gerbils and guinea pigs and is an advocate for all living creatures. In her spare time she likes to be involved in her community and events travelling, reading and cooking.