Does Your Dog Really Need Daily Walks?

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Call us biased as dog walkers, but yes! (And this applies to our senior buddies, too!)

 

Dogs are animals that work by nature; whatever their breed (or mix!), every dog was bred with a working purpose! Because the majority of dogs are naturally active, it’s important that they get the appropriate amount of exercise or be given work. Even those cute lap dogs who make great couch potato companions need to exercise if we want them to stay fit, healthy, and happy for years to come. You owe it to your pals to provide exercise and a sense of purpose!

More Good Reasons to Walk Your Dog

Dogs that are left indoors for too long without exercise often take up destructive behaviors – whether they chew on themselves or furniture in the home, or take to breaking years of potty training. Trust us, frustrated dogs will find an outlet to distract themselves and let you know that they’re unhappy- usually with something you treasure. Spending time exercising your dog- whether brisk evening walks, a morning run, or Frisbee in the park a few days a week – will fortify the bond you and your companion already have. You will also avoid costly and painful health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

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Don’t believe us? Try it. Exercise your dog a bit more than what you ordinarily do as an experiment – we guarantee that your dog will show a change in behavior within a week (maybe even the same day, depending on how much fun you have!). They will be grateful and you will be able to tell.

But I Don’t Have Time to Walk My Dog…

Many people don’t have the time to dedicate, especially those who travel frequently or work long hours (hello, everyone in Miami!). We love our furry friends’ companionship, but are unable to give them the exercise they need. That’s why Equipaws Pet Services exists! Our pet sitters, dog walkers, and runners play with, walk with, and run with your pets, giving them that much-needed outlet and attention while you’re away…and we tailor our services to your dog’s needs. For example, our German Short-Haired Pointer friends get fast-paced bike rides in the shade; our senior friends get a more sedate version.

An exercised dog is a happy and calm dog that will not fuss over your every step. Dedicate an hour or so a day or at least a few hours a week to giving your pup a good workout, and you will see that their downtime truly is a relaxed and happy time. S/he will curl up on the couch right next to you and doze happily while you relax in your way, knowing that a good run or romp in the dog park is in the near future. Think of children – furry kids are much the same! They need sports and activity! No child is relegated to staying indoors all the time, laying inactive in their bed. Don’t do that to your pup!

Give us a call today if you need advice on what kind of exercise your dog craves. We are also happy to set up a complimentary in-home consultation to work out the best exercise options for your pet if you simply don’t have the time to work out with your dog. Just fill out the contact form below. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Remember… a dog was born to run!

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Give Your Dogs a Smile!

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Happy Hump Day!

Did you know that dogs can smile? We know because they love, love, love going on dog walks (or runs) with us. Exactly like Buddy, here! He’s a lucky English Lab rescued recently by his awesome mom; she loves him so much she’s hired our dog walkers to run with him not once, but four times a week!

His runs keep him smiling and in great shape, too. If you want your dog to explore and have fun while you’re out working, please give us a call! It means the world to us to make your pets happy.

Here are more photos of our happy, smiling, pet clients!

Miami, Are Your Dogs Ready for Amazing Dog Walkers and Runners?

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We are so excited for 2014! We are hiring truly wonderful dog walkers and dog runners in Miami who are ready and very happy to become our clients’ pups’ friends and companions in great health. We will be introducing them on our staff, Facebook, and Google + pages soon, but rest-assured, these wonderful dog walkers are animal lovers and have completely won over our trust. Your pups will be as happy as Dylan and Winston are with their daily dog walks with dog walker Tom!

We are also happy to be meeting many fellow pet lovers in the community lately. We’re working on a couple of very fun projects, which we will be unveiling in the coming months… stay tuned, because these new offerings will keep your whole family fit, healthy, and happy.

Finally, we are actively searching for the perfect space in which to teach Pet Tech CPR and First Aid to our lovely clients and anyone else who’d like to sign up. Please go ahead and shoot us an email via our contact page if you’re interested in learning life-saving skills and routine, but necessary, first aid procedures. Pet sitter Frankie Berti is a Pet Tech CPR & First Aid instructor and is more than happy to offer classes in order to better your knowledge. Prevention is key in everything; with skills like CPR, best practices in avoiding poisoning, senior care, and dental wellness, your dogs and cats will be in great health for their whole lifetime.