Living very near to the beach as you may think i'd never be away from the place so it may surprise you to find out that I deliberately avoid it when I'm out dog walking. At first glance that statement appears to be a bit odd; after all the dogs love the beach and I'm a dog walker so why would I deliberately avoid it? Allow me to explain:
My number one priority for all of the dogs I walk is their safety and the thing with the local beaches is there are lots of other peoples dogs running around off lead and I don't know for certain that all of those dogs are safe. Indeed some of the dogs I walk can be reactive so I figure I'm asking for trouble if I put them in a situation where I know they'll encounter dogs off their leads.
Also I think my job as a dog walker is to actively walk your dog. You're not paying me to sit on the beach, cup of coffee in hand whilst your dog has a nice run around. Somehow that doesn't seem like what a dog walker should be doing in my opinion.
I'll leave the beach walks to the dogs owners as there are plenty of other options whether we're dog walking in Tynemouth, Cullercoats or Whitley Bay. We're always discovering new routes as new dogs come on board so even without the beach on our chosen routes we really are spoiled for choice.
Coastal Dog Walkers
Welcome to the occasional ramblings of a North Shields dog walker.