Dog Walking Services
Dog walking services are the perfect solution for when you love your pet but can’t be with them all day long. When you consider your dog to be part of your family, having to leave them to go to work, to go on a day trip, or for any other number of reasons, can be extremely worrying. Whether you need regular or occasional help as a pet parent, our professional dog walkers can provide an invaluable, personalised service to suit your pup’s needs.
Questions you may have about Barking Mad dog walking
A simple Google search of, ‘dog walker near me’ can throw up many search results. Choosing a reputable professional, who is the ideal pet partner for your pooch, can be time consuming or seem overwhelming. It’s important to get it right for your peace of mind though. You also need to consider feeling comfortable about home security, as a dog walker will need to enter your home in your absence.
At Barking Mad, we understand that you will have many questions about our dog walking service. Therefore, we have added a selection of the most frequently asked below:
Do we meet your pet before dog walking commences?
We are proud to say that our service is always personal! Meeting you and your pet and getting to know them in their home environment, helps to ensure that we understand their needs perfectly. In certain situations, this initial registration meeting may take place digitally using video calling apps. You can read our latest advice regarding COVID-19 here.
Where will you walk my dog?
The UK is a dog walker’s delight, as there are so many fantastic places for pets to enjoy. Walks with Barking Mad are tailored to your dog’s fitness level and age, from gentle strolls through to energetic adventures. Your instructions will be followed to the letter, regarding whether your dog must be strictly kept on the lead or whether you’d like them to have the freedom of an off-lead adventure in a suitable location. We will ensure that your dog has fun and stays safe.
Can you provide references or reviews?
A good first step to finding a dog walker is to ask other pet owners for their first-hand experiences and insights. At Barking Mad, we are proud to be a business that has grown by referral and continues to do so.
Barking Mad partners with Trustpilot, one of Europe’s largest online review platforms, so that our customers can have the reassurance of reading thousands of independently verified personal reviews from customers.
Do you have insurance for dog walking?
It is vital to ensure that the person who is caring for your dog has the right policies, procedures and insurance in place to cover all eventualities. Barking Mad dog walkers are fully insured.
We have robust processes and procedures in place and are ISO 9001 (UKAS) accredited. This award demonstrates the effectiveness of our quality management system and our capability of satisfying the rigors of an external, independent audit.
What experience does your dog walker have?
A good dog walker should be happy to discuss the training they have received, have procedures in place for emergencies and a good relationship with local veterinary surgeries. Barking Mad is a network of over 85 branches with a dedicated, expert support centre team, offering our local dog walking business owners award winning support and training. We have over 20 years of experience of caring for dogs.
How do I find Barking Mad dog walkers near me?
At Barking Mad, we are delighted to offer flexible pet care services based on your individual circumstances and requirements. Finding your local pet care professional is as simple as visiting our homepage and entering your postcode.