Dogs have varying energy levels, so we only walk compatible dogs together. Young puppies require individual walks and are walked for a length of time suitable to their age. They also require feeding 3 or 4 times a day until 6 months old, so puppy visits are usually timed to coincide with a feed.
When out walking dogs, we encourage socialisation with other dogs and their owners. A lack of socialisation can cause fear and aggression, and is therefore an important part of dog walking to keep a dog happy and well behaved. We love taking dogs to some of the wonderful local open spaces where they can safely run off lead and enjoy splashing about in streams and puddles.
We do not currently offer regular dog walking services on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, but we may be able to do occassional weekend or Bank Holiday walks for regular customers. Please note that when booking Bramcote Dog Walkers, you agree that any member of our team may walk your dog. New dogs are assessed for friendliness towards other dogs and people, boisterous behaviour and recall ability by the business owner, and may then be delegated to a team member.
Please visit our FAQ page where you can find answers to common questions about our services. We have experience with many different breeds, from small to large, including elderly dogs and puppies from 8 weeks of age.Images of dogs we have walked can be found on the Pet Gallery page.
Dog walking and pet sitting fees.
Mondays to Fridays, excluding Bank Holidays:
- 30 minutes £8
- 45 minutes £9
- 1 hour £10
- 1.5 hours £15
- 2 hours £20
- A second dog with the same owner is walked for an additional £5
- Problem dogs £20 per hour or 30 minutes £12
Please note that cancellation and late booking fees apply. Price List
Why Your Dog Needs to Walk
All dogs, no matter how small, have an instinct to walk outdoors. If the dog does not have that basic need fulfilled, he may suffer from anxiety and cause damage to your furniture! Lack of exercise and mental stimulation may also cause hyper-activity and behaviour problems. Young dogs should not be left alone for more than 4 hours and need exercise to burn off their excess energy.
Recommended Walk Times
Small and low energy dogs require a 30 to 45 minute walk. Puppies, older dogs or those recovering from surgery may only need a short walk, with some time spent with them in the house or garden. Other dogs should have at least 45 minutes. Dogs should ideally be walked 2 or 3 times per day. If we take your dog in the car to some of the better walking areas, our travelling time is included in the time booked. Short car journeys provide mental enrichment for dogs and are an added benefit to the walk.
All friendly dog breeds and puppies are welcome at Bramcote Dog Walkers. Please note that if your dog is not good with strangers, he is unlikely to welcome a dog walker to the house when you are not there. A growl can very easily escalate to a dog bite. So, if a dog growls when approached, or barks aggressively as we leave the house, he will not be accepted for dog walking.
We do not walk dogs who are aggressive towards people. If a dog shows aggressive behaviour with our staff, this may result in immediate termination of dog walking arrangements. We can help rehabilitate dogs who snap and bark at other dogs due to fear. It is important that you tell us about any behaviour problems with your dog. Training sessions or walks with problem dogs are charged at £20 per hour.
Intact males can suffer from behavioural problems, including inappropriate urination in the house or vehicles and hyper-activity, which can lead to destructive behaviour. Un-castrated male dogs may also wander further and risk getting lost, being hit by a car or being attacked by other dogs. Male dogs can be neutered at 5 to 7 months of age.
Bitches can be spayed at 6 months of age before they have a season or 12 weeks after her first season, depending on the breed. Your vet will be able to advise you on the correct timing for your dog. Some vets now offer keyhole surgery which is less invasive and dogs make a quicker recovery. In addition to the obvious risk of unwanted pregnancy, female dogs who have not been spayed are at risk of pyrometra, a life threatening womb infection which is common in un-spayed bitches.
Please note that we do not walk adult dogs which have not been neutered.
Re-Cycle Your Old Dog Harness, Collar or Lead
We can always use spare dog harnesses, collars and leads, so if your puppy has outgrown his, please consider donating them to us. Old towels are also welcomed.
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SEASONAL CANINE ILLNES (SCI). Cases of this mystery illness are generally seen between August and November. SCI can cause dogs to become very ill, very quickly after being walked in woodland. There have been cases of this potentially lethal canine illness at Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest. Signs of illness are sickness, diarrhoea and lethargy. If your suspect your dog is showing signs of SCI then please contact your vet immediately.SCI UPDATE AUGUST 2013
A number of dogs with SCI syptoms reported to the AHT have had an infestation of Harvest mites. Dog owners planning to visit woodlands this autumn are advised to ensure that their dog is up-to-date with preventive treatments for external parasites. Products available without prescription may not offer sufficient protection against mites so please talk to your local vet about spray treatments which can be applied to feet, legs and other exposed areas of skin immediately before walking as these may offer better protection against mites than spot-on treatments.
Visit our channel on YouTube to see more video clips of dogs walked by Bramcote Dog Walkers.