Things we have checked for you!
- We are bonded, insured, and Pet 1st Aid Certified
- We have all the required Government licenses and permits.
- Our staff are intensely trained animal lovers
- We love our job and are very very good at what we do!
Why should I have a dog walker??
You know that feeling you get after a good hike with a good friend? Your heart rate is up, you’ve sweat a little, had a good laugh, seen a good view, listened to the birds, smelt the forest floor, breathed in fresh air…
Those days nourish our souls and buoy our spirits. I believe it’s the same for dogs. A happy dog simply needs friends, exercise & affection.
How do I sign up?
How does NSDW get access to my home?
How long is each Adventure?
Where are the dogs walked?
What about training?
We are willing and able to reinforce your training efforts while your dog is in our care.
We are members of the Pet Professional Guild and are committed to Force Free care. We believe constant and consistent positive reinforcement makes a happy dog (and a happy owner).
All dogs are under voice command when off leash on the trails and our leadership skills keep the dogs calm and safe.
How much exercise does my dog need?
We are asked this question almost daily. Our basic rule of thumb is that all dogs should receive at least 60 minutes per day of play & physical exercise. Throw some training and games in to the hike so they use their brain too and you have a happy, well-adjusted dog.
This is just a starting point. The numbers can vary greatly depending on the age, breed and individual requirements of your dog. In our experience, high energy breeds need at least 3 to 4 really good hikes a week especially if they are younger than 5 or 6 years old. Puppies of any breed require a lot more time and attention than most people realize and YES small dogs need physical and mental exercise to keep them from fixating on simple things (ever seen a Pomeranian bark at a plant for 3 hours?)