FAQs

FAQS DOG WALKING

How long are dog walks?
Dog walks are either 30 or 60 minutes depending on your booking, walk time starts when we reach our location.

What areas do you cover?
Poole areas: Hamworthy, Upton, Lychett Minster, Corfe Mullen, Poole Town, Parkstone, Canford Heath & Broadstone.
Areas outside of the above may be possible where other visits allow & with additional mileage costs.

What does a dog walk include?
1. Leash & Collar Check:
Safety first! I’ll double-check your dog’s leash, collar or harness to ensure a secure and comfortable walk.

2. Tailored Exploration: I’ll choose a varied walking route based on the dog’s breed, age, preferences & recent trips out.
From scenic trails to wide-open spaces, there will be plenty of exciting sights and sniffs to keep your pup engaged & mentally stimulated.

3. Hydration & Treats on the Go: I’ll always carry fresh water to keep your dog hydrated & treats to give where appropriate throughout the adventure.

4. Energetic Activities: I’ll incorporate playtime activities like fetch, scent play, digging, paddling, swimmimg & tug-of-war (with appropriate toys) to keep them active and mentally stimulated.

5. Equipment: Where appropriate I will provide long lines for recall practice or those that must stay on lead but love a little more freedom, I will also provide my own seat belts & travel for walks further afield, balls & first aid equipment where required.

6. Happy and Safe Return: After a pawsome walk, I’ll return your furry friend home, happy and tired, I will check water bowls & refill if needed.
I’ll provide a quick post-walk update on their adventure with GPS screenshot, photo & include any interesting sights or sniffs they encountered.

Will my dog be walked with other dogs?
Unless you book a 1:1 walk, your pup may be walked in small groups with no more than 3 other dogs, we will match your dog with other dogs of similar personalities, energy levels & sizes.

Where will my dog be walked?
Your dog will be walked in any of the local nature spots in & around Poole & Lytchett, I try to take varied location walks to keep your pup mentally stimulated & engaged.

Will walks be off-leash?
At Jurassic Tails Poole, we prioritise leash safety for all our furry friends.
For dogs with excellent recall that I have personally signed off on, we can explore off-leash options in quieter areas.
This is only considered after a dog has shown good recall with me during walks, after we have done some recall work and trust has been built between us.
We will discuss leash preferences and explore the possibility of off-leash walks during the meet & greet consultation.

What if there is an emergency?
I am dog first-aid certified and carry a dog first aid kit with me, additionally emergency contact information for both you and your vet.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, I will prioritise your dog’s well-being and take them to the vet where deemed necessary, contacting you immediately

What is your cancellation policy?
I understand that life happens! To ensure fairness for both you, your dog & myself, I kindly ask for a minimum of 48 hours’ notice for cancellation of a scheduled walk.
Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice may incur a fee.
Please refer to your service agreement for full details on our cancellation policy.

 

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