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Dog Walking

Daily dog walking and play will keep your pets laughing while you work!

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
Dog Walking

All dog walking visits include:

Cuddles, snuggles, belly rubs
Removal of pet waste
Freshening water

Feeding if needed
Dispensing medication if needed
Prompt follow up after visit

Dog Walking Rates

Walks start at $19 per visit

Additional dog(s)
$2 per dog

Holiday Surcharge

 $9 per visit
 

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Daily dog walking visits are completely customizable.

  • If you’d like for Laughing Pets Atlanta to play fetch with your pets, then we can use the time do so.
  • Are you working on certain behaviors for better leash walking?  Given yours or your trainer’s  instruction, we will gladly reinforce this training.
  • Maybe you want a slow sniff and pee walk?  We can make that happen.
  • Are you instructed by a vet to do particular exercises to strengthen your dog’s hind legs? If you are doing specific exercises with your dog, let us know so that we can help.

My dog barks and lunges when he sees other dogs.  What will you do?

Leash reactivity is very common.  Some people errantly call it “leash aggression.”  When you are approaching another walking dog, you may see someone 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.  What can be done so that my dog walks on a loose leash?

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 anti-pull tool.  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.  Also, a harness that clips on the dogs back, can actually cause more pulling.    

One option is a head collar like the Halti or the Gentle Lead Harness.  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 you and your dog enjoy the walk.

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