Group Dog Walks
Group dog walks for your pooch are generally the best and healthiest way for your dog to socialize in a safe environment.
Your dog will be picked up from your home and then join other canine friends for a walk or romp through a local park or neighbourhood.
On group dog walks, we typically:
- Walk or run through some of North York’s parks, like Sunnybrook and Earl Bales,
or stroll through neighbourhood streets
- Meet and greet other dogs
- Reinforce basic obedience and learn new skills
- Give plenty of cuddles and belly rubs!
All dogs have access to fresh water, toys and healthy treats, and of course, close supervision at all times.
We really do believe that the majority of dogs benefit most from group walks with other dogs. It gives them a chance to engage in instinctual pack behaviour, which keeps them mentally and physically healthy, and also drains all that extra restless energy from being alone in the house during the work day.
Group walks are arranged with our clients’ safety in mind, and for that reason dogs are matched according to temperament, disposition and exercise needs.
Group Dog Walk Requirements
- Proof of up to date vaccinations
- Licensing tags on collar
- Basic obedience
- Be able to walk without pulling
- Must not suffer from aggression towards other dogs or people
- Be spayed or neutered
During a typical group walk, we will usually go to one of the off leash parks in your area. Your dog will play/run/romp in the off leash park for an hour, after which we’ll bring her home happy and tired.
We try to rotate the off-leash parks as much as possible, as we find the change of scenery keeps our dogs interested and engaged in their daily adventures.
A one hour walk will usually have you dog out of the house for 2-3 hours, depending on our pick-up/drop-off schedule each day. We will give you a window of time in which we will come by, so you have an idea of when your dog will be with us each day.
The frequency of walks is up to you, but our recommendation is that you allow your dog to join our group walks as least three times each week. We find that dogs who are in our group walk program on a regular schedule are less anxious, better adjusted and happier overall.
Yes. During or before our initial meeting we will give you an idea of our availability, and then choose a group that is suitable to your dog’s temperament. We generally group dogs according to their exercise requirements and disposition.
However, please note that for the safety of our pack, we cannot accept dogs suffering from aggression in our group walks.
Licensing issues are determined by the Toronto Municipal Code, and dog walkers must comply. Dogs need to wear a tag displaying their license, for their own safety and the safety of other dogs and people in public spaces. Since most of our walks are in public spaces, we have to make sure that you and your dog are protected under Toronto’s laws – without the tags, you may receive a fine that is much greater than the cost of the tags!
How do you get started?
Contact us through email or call to set up a free meet ‘n greet. We will do our best to answer any questions you have and tell you more about us and our services.