Dog Walking

What’s your dog’s idea of the best way to have fun? A long, brisk dog walk in the park? A slow stroll to investigate every tree, shrub and hydrant along the way? A game of indoor fetch and tug-of-war, or perhaps a soothing belly rub or gentle ear massage? Dog walking doesn’t always have to involve a lengthy or strenuous workout – each animal’s recreational needs are unique.

Whether your dog likes to socialize with others or prefers to explore alone, is young and energetic, elderly and frail, or anywhere in between, my commitment is to provide the most enjoyable experience possible during our time together.

Dog walking rules I live by

  • Upon arrival, always provide a cheerful and affectionate greeting, but keep it calm and low-key to avoid overstimulation.
  • Put the dog’s safety first at all times on the walk – that means no cell phone chatting, music, or other distractions.
  • Engage, engage, engage – offer praise and pats for good behaviour, help explore for that special stick or pine cone to carry, and share in the positive energy of every moment.
  • Follow dog walking time with a tranquil period of winding-down time, and don’t make a big production out of saying goodbye – this is especially important for dogs with separation anxiety.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

Roger Caras


Pet Sitting and Dog Walking in New Westminster, BC