To date, there are no data on how often animal walkers work, but the American Pet Products Association (APPA) recommends that their “work schedules, schedules for employees, or schedules for employees’ families” be disclosed.
There are, however, a few tips and tricks to keep your pets’ behavior in check while you’re away.
Keep them at home
Dogs are naturally curious creatures and enjoy exploring and exploring new places. This makes walker schedules a necessity to take the pup into the back yard. This helps keep the dog under control and help the dog to learn how to behave in a human-dominated house. This will be especially important if your dog is aggressive towards visitors. Dogs tend to go after people and things that don’t belong to them and can be dangerous when left unattended.
Be sure your dog has room to fit in his harness
As with humans, dogs prefer to explore in a small space in which they can fit comfortably. Since a dog’s harness requires a reasonable amount of room for the dog to breathe, make sure that the leash is secure and can’t slip at any time. If the dog can’t go through the leash and into his harness, it may mean he needs to be confined in a more secure facility.
Be prepared for dogs to become uncomfortable while waiting in a park
Parking is not always free and often times you have to make your way to the closest convenient parking spot or park nearby to avoid driving to find a place to park! If you anticipate that waiting in a park may be a hassle, try to have additional seating available. Dogs are typically pretty shy and if they are afraid they’ll just not want to stay there and interact with the other guests, you won’t know which spot and how long a wait it’ll take. While it may not look too bad when you’re waiting in a park, make sure you can walk by.
Take your pets to a grooming station
Even if you’ve made it to your dog’s final resting place, there is a good chance he is waiting somewhere for visitors to visit. Dogs have a short attention span and will easily lose interest in something that happened a while ago. So try to take your pet to a grooming station and have the owner check in on them when you’ll return. This will allow your dog to calm down before a big visitor show and help get them used to visitors.
Check your dog’s harness frequently and let him know that you