Local Dog Walkers in McHenry IL
Want your dog(s) to get a little exercise and have a potty break while you are away? Our trained Local Dog Walkers in McHenry IL and surrounding cities can help you!
We will arrive at your home for a 20-minute visit in which we will take your dog(s) on a walk. Once the walk is complete our dog walker will leave you notes regarding how the walk went.
By request, the following tasks may also be completed during the visit as well (at no additional cost):
- Wipe dog paws after walk (towels provided by customer)
- Fill-up food and water bowl
- Administer any oral medication
- Alternate lights
- Receive notification of any potential health concerns
- Bring any packages/newspapers in by front door
- Any other reasonable request
* Currently servicing the cities of: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Elk Grove Vilage, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, North Barrington, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Barrington, and Streamwood only. More servicing cities to come in the near future!
Local Dog Walkers in McHenry IL Pricing
- 2 Dogs - $20
- For 3+ dogs call for pricing
*$10 Surcharge for the following holidays (Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.)
Accepted Forms of Payment
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and electronic payments through your online bank.
Nearby cities for Local Dog Walkers in McHenry IL
Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Elk Grove Vilage, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, North Barrington, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Barrington, and Streamwood
Important To Know
Walking your dog is more than just a bathroom break while your away from home. It also provides an excellent opportunity for your dog to socialize with other people and animals, get some exercise, be mentally active, and help reinforce behavioral training.
How Walking Your Dog Can Improve Mental and Physical Health
Regular walks for your dog can help set your dog up for a lifetime of physical and mental stability. Being cooped up in the house for too long can make your dog lazy and bored which can lead to destructive behaviors like chewing on clothes or furniture. Simply by increasing the number of walks and the variety of places the dog is walked will drastically decrease the frequency of negative behaviors your dog may exhibit.
Walking your dog can help your dog stay fit as well. Frequent walks will help keep your dog active and help maintain a healthy weight or even help them to lose weight. Dogs who are overweight tend to have other health complications so making sure your dog stays active will help them keep healthy and live longer.
How Walking Your Dog Can Improve Socialization
During your walk with your dog it is common to run into other people and dogs. These opportunities are excellent chances for your dog to see how acceptable interactions between your dog and other people and your dog and other dogs should go. It also allows you as the pet owner to make note of how your dog reacts to different people and different animals. If they are nervous around certain people or dogs, you can work on training your dog to be more comfortable in those situations.
How Walking Your Dog Can Bolster Training
While out walking with your dog you can take the opportunity to reinforce your training techniques. Along the walk remember to follow commands you may use at home such as “sit”, “stay” or “come here”.
Is Walking Your Dog Enough?
Depending on what breed your dog is there may be certain requirements for physical activity to keep your pup in peak shape. It’s best to speak to your Vet to find on specific times. As a rule of thumb however it is best for your dog to be active for at least 30 minutes a day. Even if you have a large yard for your dog to run around and play in, they often need stimulation so going out in the yard to play fetch, tug of war, and running around will help keep your pup active and healthy.
Most of us do not have the time to dedicate ourselves to such a task so it is helpful to hire one of our Local Dog Walkers in McHenry IL to come and exercise with your dog either on a walk or a playtime visit. These types of visits are important for your dog, so they have an opportunity to get in some exercise, some socialization, and a much needed bathroom break during the day.
If you're looking for Local Dog Walkers in McHenry IL or any of the surrounding cities contact us today!