Details of my Dog Walking Service in Portsmouth are shown here. Please note that there is always the ability to be flexible with your Dog Walks, so please do contact me to enquire about any special requirements you may have.
All walks are a minimum of one hour in length, and this does not include the time to pick up or drop off your dog(s). I aim to make it great fun for every dog and really play with them and entertain them using a variety of balls and toys. I will always limit my groups to no more than four dogs at a time and keep the same time, same group everyday, so you, your dog (and me!) have the all-important consistency.
I try very hard to match personalities in each dog group and once the group is put together, it is constantly assessed. I always like to give feedback and you can choose to receive it and communicate with me either by text or by phone.
Dogs are transported in my Skoda Octavia estate. The boot has a protective barrier and the back seats have a dog hammock (so there’s no chance of falling off the seat). The car is air conditioned and I always travel with the windows open enough to keep the air nice and cool.
What else is included?
Complimentary long-lead walks / basic recall training
If your dog has not been let off the lead before, or is new to the area I will assess him/her and, with your permission, try them on a long 10-metre lead.
This way I can gradually build up their recall skills while having the security of being able to get them back. My aim with every dog is that they become able to play and roam free while they are with me (so they really benefit from the exercise and enjoyment that my walks provide) and return to me when they are called.
Feeding, watering and towelling down is complimentary
For all of the walks I always provide water and towel down your dog at the end of every walk. Most owners prefer their dogs not to bring the park into their home so towelling down on muddy days is a given! I just ask you to leave your dog’s towel by the front door.
Doggy Daycare and Boarding
I have been awarded a Home Boarding and Doggy Daycare Licence by Portsmouth Council. This means the following………
- Portsmouth Council have inspected my home and consider it a great place for your dog to stay
- I have sufficient space to accommodate dogs, both inside and out
- there is provision for dogs to have separate eating and sleeping space if required
- Hygiene standards are high
- There are emergency procedures in place in the event of my being unable to look after dogs in my care
- I keep a register of home boarders and a day diary to record any health or dietary issues
- I provide an exercise plan for every dog staying with us
- In the event of a dog contracting a contagious illness, I have isolation procedures in place to prevent the spread of disease
- I am licenced to board up to 3 dogs at a time
Why you should choose DC Dog Walks for Home Boarding
There are many reasons why a stay with me and my family will benefit your dog.
Although I am licenced to board up to 3 dogs, I prefer to only board 2 dogs at a time, offering a more exclusive care package for your pets.
I only board dogs I know, so no nasty surprises or bad behaviour. All dogs staying are likely to have been exposed to all the other dogs I walk meaning your dog’s stay will be relaxed.
Your dogs will receive at least 2 walks a day whilst boarding with me.
Toys will be available for added stimulation at home.
Clean beds and clean water will always be available.
DC Dog Walks offer a personal service. I do not use other walkers or home boarders unless this has been previously agreed. Dogs boarding with me will stay with my family and be treated as one of the family for the duration of their happy stay.
Costs for Dogs
|One hour group walk||£9.00|
|One hour group walk|
(2 dogs from same house)
|30 minute visit|
(Best for puppies or dogs that cannot be walked with others). Can include a short walk.
|Early Bird Walks|
I would collect your dog at 7am and take them for an hours walk.
|Dog Day Care|
Leave your dog with me for the day. He/she will receive 2 walks during the day and will not be left alone for more than 15 minutes.
Your dog will stay with us for the night and receive a minimum of 3 walks over the 24 hour period. All mealtimes and food will be kept to the same times and amounts as is normal.
|Dog Day Care – Half day|
Leave your dog with me half the day.
He/she will receive 1 walk during the day and will not be left alone for more than 15 minutes.
Costs for Cats
|30 minute visit|
(Includes feeding, cleaning litter and play/company for your cat)
|2 Visits a day|
Two 30 minute visits