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Waggin Tails: Safety = Experience and training

posted on: June 19, 2019

I observed a dog walker yesterday in the Green Lake neighborhood walking 4 dogs on leash.  She works for one of the larger dog walking companies who have a large number of walkers providing walks for doggie parents who contact them.  What I witnessed truly horrified me!  This walker was a young, female walker.  The dogs were NOT under her control at all.  The leashes were all tangled.  She was simply standing still in one spot with the dogs while the dogs jumped on top of each other trying to wrestle with each other.  It was a very dangerous situation for these dogs.  I truly felt concerned and yelled out to her, “This does not look safe.!”  She yelled back, “Mind your own business.”  I was shocked by her unprofessional behavior.  As I drove away, the dogs were still out of control and I’m sure did not enjoy a walk while in this walker’s care.

With Waggin Tails, your dogs are safe with us!  Our leash walkers are trained and as the business owner, I am available at all times to offer advice when something comes up that threatens the safety of our clients.  We walk dogs together that walk nicely together whether that is one, two or three dogs.  Three is our maximum because I believe strongly that walking more than three dogs at one time creates a safety hazard and the dogs do not enjoy the walk.  If a dog is very high energy and needs to be walked alone, we provide that walk.  If a dog enjoys walking with a couple of other dogs, then we will make that happen as well.

Safety is our priority over profits at all times!  With Waggin Tails, you get the same walker every walk.  It is someone you get to know and trust and you can count on that walker.  Dog walking should never resemble Uber where you press a button and a walker shows up, imo.  With Waggin Tails, we are a like a family and we know each other well.

When you are looking for a reliable, responsible, trustworthy dog walking company, choose Waggin Tails.  Waggin Tails:  Trust.  Reliability.  Safety.  Family.


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