We specialize in daily dog walks in Montreal
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG), Westmount, Hampstead, Montreal West
Are you constantly running home to let your dog out? Do you spend your lunch break and your social engagements stressing about your dog’s needs and your commitment to his well-being?
He lives to sniff, run and play and you need to catch a break from all your commitments? Any of this sounds painfully familiar?
We all know that regular fresh air and exercise makes for a healthy, social and well-balanced petizen!
But our dogs have a lot more energy than we do after an 8-10 hours work day. They need to walk and socialize for hours each day. But instead, they’ve taken a niiiice long nap and cannot wait for us to come home and start the fun….. just as we hope to get some well deserved rest.
Don’t feel bad! It takes a village to raise a dog.
That is why we have designed our daily dog walking program to promote your dog’s physical and mental health, teach them social grace and get them tired, all while supporting you and your personal lifestyle.
We specialize in small group walks because they are most beneficial for dogs in urban environments. We do offer private dog walks if they fit your needs better.
Our dog walks are not timed because we focus on your dog and his needs and not a ticking timer.
All dog walks include basic training and our dog walker follow the exact routines you have created for your dog, so you will only see improvements in your dog’s behavior and habits.
All visits include cleaning them up and replenishing the water bowl after each walk. Feeding can be added to the visit at no additional cost.
How it works
Before committing to being your dog walker, we require a free meet and greet consultation with you and your dog. During this meeting, we will:
- Observe the dog’s habits, discipline level, and behavior with other dogs, people, and environmental elements
- Do a general temperament assessment
- Learn about your dog’s feeding needs (where applicable)
- Make a list of your verbal and physical commands
- Verify that your dog/s are up to date on vaccinations and medical check-ups
- Get a copy of their medical records and Vet’s contact information
- Get an emergency / alternative contact
- Learn about what services you need, and how you expect them to be performed
- Answer any questions that you may have
Dog Walking FAQ
We pick up your dog from your home and go on a little adventure around your neighborhood.
We create calmness and relaxation by providing exercise for all fitness levels and by channeling our own energy into a peaceful and enjoyable walking experience for our dogs.
Based on the dog’s personality and activity level, we do anything from a leisurely stroll, to playing games of fetch and tug, or we go on a fast paced walk, all while socializing them with their own kind.
We walk your dogs in your neighborhood. We take recommendations from the owners as to favorite routes and neat passageways that the dog likes.
If a client requests that their dog be walked somewhere specific that is far away, a special arrangement will have to be made as most of our walkers do not have a car. We like to stay green as much as possible. This is about walking, after all 🙂
We walk all breeds, sizes, ages and activity levels. We do not discriminate. The only prerequisite is that the dogs are socialized, not aggressive towards any dogs or humans, and walk well on leash.
Groups are formed slowly and selected very carefully to match not only in personality and energy level, but also physical strength and the comfort level of the walker.
If a walker feels that a dog is not suited for, or not enjoying the group walks, they will communicate that to the owners and private walks can be arranged.
With our emphasis on behavior and training, our groups cannot be big. We usually walk 2 to 4 dogs, and that is only if the 4th dog comes from the same household as others in the group, and that particular group has a good chemistry for walking and playing together.
We feel that walking more than 3 or 4 dogs on regular basis is unsafe and does not allow for the necessary level of attention to detail and training for each dog. In an urban setting, pedestrians, multiple leashes, squirrels, bicycles, skaters, traffic, alley cats, and the like do not mix well.
You have to be alert and focused at all times, think of all the “what ifs,” and be able to respond to them in fractions of a second (that’s how fast the dogs will respond). That is why our team feels that walking large groups of dogs in the city is stressful for everyone involved and inconsiderate to other pedestrians.
We do not use retractable leashes as they do not promote good walking habits. We use regular 4’ to 6’ leashes, one leash per dog, no couplers, knots or bag holders.
We may use the dog’s own leash if it’s not too long or too cumbersome, but we may replace it with one of our own for comfort and ease during the walk. Every dog walker has their own preference of thickness and materials that they carry with them.
We do not use prong or electric collars and will advise dog’s owner if we feel that the dog’s collar is unsafe for any reason, be it sizing, strength of material, or otherwise. We will use training collars chosen by the owner while the puppy is still learning to walk on leash, but will faze them out as they become unnecessary.
Dog Walker Prices
Regular Monthly Dog Walks – $22 to $28 per visit
- Consistent ongoing schedule
- Monday through Friday, between 9am and 7pm
- Minimum of 3 walks per week
- 3 walks per week: $28 each
- 5 walks per week: $22 each
- Billed on the 1st of each month
- Changes or cancellations required 48 hours in advance
- Dogs have to be approved for this membership and will require private walks until they qualify
We get asked often how long our walks last. Even tough we don’t look at any timers (your dog is so much more fun to look at), group dog walks last anywhere between half hour and an hour depending entirely on the group’s mood and energy levels of the day, and of course on the weather conditions.
Private Dog Walks – $22 to $40 per visit
- Customized irregular schedule
- Monday through Sunday, between 9am and 7pm
- Pee breaks or vacation visits: $22 each ($28 in Zone 2)
- Private dog walks or training walks: $37 each ($42 in Zone 2)
The walks are customized entirely to your and your dog’s desires, woof! All private walks include basic training and maintenance to be discussed with owners.
GST & QST tax apply to all invoices
Additional Services & Fees
|Initial Consultation (required)||$50*|
|Paw clean up & fresh water (feeding included with private walks)||FREE|
|Second dog (group walks)||50% off|
|Oral or Topical Medication||+ $2 – $5|
|Keys pick-up / delivery||$10|
|Pet Taxi||$20 +|
|Extended hours (before 9am and after 7pm)||+ $10|
|Holiday visits||+ $10|
|Last minute cancellations (less than 48 hours in advance)||non-refundable|
|Last minute dog walking requests are not guaranteed, but every effort will be made to get a dog walker to you.||$20|
* Applicable towards first service
- Membership Packages available only for regularly scheduled walks and are non-refundable.
- All new dogs must be evaluated and approved for any dog walking services.
- All pets must be in stable health, free of parasites and any contagious diseases, and of non-aggressive disposition.