Dogs are pack animals by nature, and when you are gone for extended periods of time during the day they end up feeling very sad, lost and quite lonely. You cannot explain to a dog that you are coming back or that it will only be a few hours that you’re gone. All your furry family member knows is that the thing that has given it it’s life purpose and shape has disappeared and doesn’t seem to be coming back soon enough.
Whether you are dealing with a dog that you have raised from a puppy or one that you have adopted or rescued, this is something that can be very traumatic each and every time you leave and your dog for extended periods of time and he is not being well taken care of according to his usual daily/nightly routines.
Having one of our dog walkers drop-by your place is something that can substantially reduce the loneliness and trauma of separation. While one of our friendly professionals will certainly not replace you, it offers the dog the feeling that there is someone else around who cares. It re-creates the feeling of having a proper pack, and it ensures that the dog does not feel completely abandoned. This can keep your dog be a lot happier, calmer and in an overall better state of mind.
While we may not like to think about it, our furry little best friends can be surprisingly fragile. Even a dog that looks healthy may have hidden health issues that simply have not surfaced yet. When a dog starts to suffer from a medical issue which may be easily triggered by anxiety or separation, having someone on hand who can help the dog by providing first aid or get it immediately to a veterinarian is crucial.
In such emergencies minutes do count, and having an experienced, trained professional dog walker/dog sitter who is with your dog throughout the day and/or night is a good way to keep your furry family member in generally good health, and preventing anything bad from happening.
This is especially important when you are dealing with an older (senior/geriatric) dog or a dog that already has known health issues from the past which may re-occur. The truth is that an experienced dog walker/sitter is someone who knows how to act quickly and appropriately in any medical emergency, and in the worst situations, they can even save your dog’s life by utilizing their training of first aid, emergency care and CPR.
Dogs that are left on their own for long periods of time tend to get destructive. It’s a fact! Though you might think that this is because they are punishing you or just being bad, nothing could be farther from the truth. As a matter of fact, dogs chew and tear things because they are sad or upset. A lot of that nervousness and anxiety gets let out through pent up energy, and that is what happens when a dog tears things apart or chews things up around the house.
The thing to remember is that even a well-trained dog can get destructive and quite upset if they are in a spot where they are left alone without anything to do, but fortunately enough, this is where one of our experienced dog walkers/sitters comes in. We will help keep your dog occupied, keeping them exercised so that a lot of that nervous bad energy is burned and rid the dog from situations where they might get destructive or put themselves in danger.
A dog with a professional dog walker/sitter is much less inclined to be a problem than a dog that is left alone often. In the first place, they get less anxious, and secondly, there is someone always on hand to comfort them and to make sure that they cannot get into as much trouble.