North Shields Dog Walker Blog
At coastal Dog Walkers we walk your dog - I know that sounds like a super obvious thing to say as surely all dog walking businesses do that don't they? Well yes and no. Read on McDuff...
Unlike many other dog walkers we mainly walk your dog from your front door, we walk them out for a specified amount of time and then we walk them home again. I think we're unique in that respect as other dog walking businesses in our area seem to round up all of their dogs in a vehicle of some sort and head somewhere where all of those dogs can run about and have a jolly old time and that's fine, there's nothing wrong with that but that's not how we do things. Don't get me wrong there are occasions when we might have one dog that lives in North Shields and two dogs that live Whitley Bay and it makes sense to transport the single dog to the pair of dogs but that's really about as much as we ever rely on a vehicle.
What I'm seeing is more and more vans, small and large whizzing about and collecting dogs en masse . I know there are multiple dogs in the vans as I can see and hear them in there when I walk by but I literally never see those dogs being walked as I guess the dogs end up in places like the Rising Sun or one of the beaches and are managed from there by their handler. I'm sure that's wonderful for those dogs that love having a good run about off lead but that's not all dogs. You may have a nervous dog or a older dog that prefers being walked on lead. You may have a younger dog that you would like to be walked in a small group to improve his social skills or lead work.
When I started Coastal Dog Walkers in 2015 I wrongly assumed that all dog walking businesses worked in the same way we do but I now know that we're different (I'm not saying better, keep ya wigs on!) and I genuinely don't mind being a bit different as I've never been a one to follow the crowd.
So if you're looking for a dog walker then there is more than one option out there for you. My advice is to do your homework and choose the right one for you and your dog.
Hopefully our way will suit your needs.
All of our walks are on lead. We never let any dogs run loose. I get that will put off some people who are looking for a dog walker but after doing this job for 5 years I also know that there are lots of dog owners out there that prefer our approach, horses for courses and all that. Our packs are small. No big groups. Your dog will be cared for and walked with friendly dogs in areas it's already familiar with. Our small team has bags of experience and I'd love for you to be our next customer!
Coastal Dog Walkers
Coastal Dog Walkers
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