DOG WALKING ATLANTA
Daily dog walking and play in Atlanta will keep your pets laughing while you work!
Dog Walking and Puppy Care
Whether working long hours or super busy working from home, your dog can get some well deserved interaction too! Your pup can enjoy fresh air, exercise and a potty break while you are away!
Do you have a puppy? Puppies require a great deal attention. If you are working with a trainer or training them yourself, we will reinforce what you are focused on so your puppy gets the consistency necessary to be successful. We will be diligent to schedule at the intervals they need for housetraining.
All dog walking visits include:
- A walk
- Cuddles, snuggles, belly rubs
- Removal of pet waste
- Freshening water
- Feeding if needed
- Dispensing medication if needed
- Prompt follow up after each visit
Dog Walking and Puppy Care Rates
Additional dog(s) $3 per dog | Holiday Surcharge $10 per visit
Daily dog walking visits are completely customizable.
Dog walking Resources for Atlanta Pet Owners
My dog barks and lunges when he sees other dogs. What will you do when this happens?
Leash reactivity is very common. Some people errantly call it “leash aggression.” When you are approaching another, you may see the owner cross the street when passing you. This could be because their dog may react to seeing your dog. Laughing Pets Atlanta’s number one goal is to keep your dog safe. Therefore, when we see other dogs, we politely pass by rather than introduce your dog to other dogs. Should your dog start to react, your caregiver will speed up to get away from the stimulus. Also, we will use verbal cues to distract your dog from the stimulus. Examples are “let’s go” and “c’mon!” Finally, we will praise your dog when he stops barking at the other dog.
My dog pulls on leash. Can you teach him not to pull?
Many dogs pull on leash. Not only do they want to get where they are going, but they have four legs to our two. But, there are some tips to helping this situation. First, eliminate the use of retractable leashes. If you’re walking your dog on a retractable, your dog will never get a feel for loose leash walking. Nothing will be a substitute for training a dog to walk on a loose leash. While a positive reinforcement trainer is your best option, another option is to do it yourself using training videos as your guide. Go to YouTube and search for videos by Victoria Stilwell.
If training isn’t an option, cheat! Cheat with an no-pull tool. Using a harness that clips on the dog’s back can actually cause more pulling. Do NOT use a choke chain, a prong collar, an e-collar or a shock leash/collar. All of these are tools which will cause your dog pain and/or discomfort. There are far more humane tools out there. .
Using a head collar like the Halti or the Gentle Lead Harness will reduce pulling. These types of harnesses are placed on the dog’s snout so that you are in control of his neck when he’s pulling. However, if the dog isn’t properly introduced to this type of harness, it’s common that he won’t like it and will try to get it off by rolling his head into the ground.
Anti-pull body harnesses are the best choice. They are comfortable, easy-to-use and give you great control over your dog because you are controlling him by the body and not neck. Most of the anti-pull harnesses are front clip harnesses such as the Easy Walk Harness and the Freedom Harness. There are others on the market. Remember, the key to the success is that the leash attaches in the front of the dog’s chest, not on his back.
No matter what you choose, do something so that both of you enjoy a nice, relaxing walk at the end of the day.