K9 Happy Hour is an eco-friendly, private "dog walking" service offering unique services for your eccentric dog. Not all dogs feel comfortable with a different walker each day. Some like to form a relationship built on trust, and prefer to bond with the same walker. Some dogs are too shy to leave their house with someone they don't know. If you and your dog prefer to deal with the same walker each visit, on a personal, yet professional level, K9 Happy Hour may be the "walker" for you.
I offer more than just a walk around the block. Cycling with dogs can be very stimulating for dogs, both mentally and physically. Regular walks are also available, but did you know that a working or travelling "trot" is the most efficient gait for healthy dogs? Walking, while still a good form of exercise for puppies, seniors and those with special needs, can be boring and unfufilling for most dogs. That is why before training, dogs naturally pull and want to go faster than a walk when on the leash. The trot is the best gait to use when walking a dog for exercise because it’s the only gait that requires each side of the dog’s body to work equally hard.
However, a fast running pace requires increased physical effort but doesn't necessarily produce the long-term, sustainable feel-good factor that 30-40 minutes of dog trotting offers. A dog's main form of exercise shouldn't be aimed at exhausting the dog so that it has no energy left to 'misbehave' (ie off leash parks) ~ it should be about satisfying their natural excercise needs.
For those too young to bike (under 1 year), small breeds, and seniors, walks can be done on foot, or combined with bike rides alternating in and out of the basket or bike trailer, as desired.
Regular hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with evening, weekends, and Statutory Holiday visits available for an additional fee.
I am insured, bonded and pet first aid certified, and go walking/biking with my own dogs on a daily basis.
To get personal, yet professional service, please contact me with any inquiries or to book your free consultation.
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Bronte Creek Provincial Park offers ample shade and rest stops for your dog
A quick ride to the nearest green space, if need be