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Tips For Managing A Multi-Dog Households in Gwinnett County

The more dogs in your home, the more important it is that they are well-trained. Take the time to work with each of them to ensure pack unity and reduce stress; after all, aggression is caused by stress. Here are a few beneficial and effective training tips:

  • Remain calm.
  • Leave it be.
  • Exercise.
  • Individual attention.
  • See your veterinarian.

 

Pros and Cons of Using a Dog Walking App Service

Did you know that you can download an app and have a dog walker come to your home sight unseen at any time? Wow, that is so cool! We often hear “anyone can walk a dog.” So why not try a “UBER” dog walker?

Why Not?

STOP…let’s think about this for a minute. Do you want anyone walking your dog? Do they have the skills and training in subjects such as dog body language, managing reactivity, and proper leash handling skills? Can they handle your puller?

Dogs are not just pets; they are our fur-children. Would you use a phone app to hire a babysitter for your children? Give them access to your home not having met them first the way you order a car ride from your phone? I would believe most would say no. So why would you use a service like “Uber” on demand to book a dog walker to walk your fur-children?

Trust, Security, and Safety

I would worry about trust, security, and safety issues using an on-demand dog walker. Most have us have cameras, and yes, this is a wonderful security feature. However, if you’re at work, and you see happening to your home and pets, could you get home in time to stop the situation?

When I first heard about these types of dog walking companies, I understood the convenience of requesting a dog walker on demand through a phone app. Although, most companies like ours try very hard to accommodate for last minute requests. There may be an additional fee but these last minute/short notice requests, similar to these other on-demand companies. Service may also be submitted from the convenience of your smartphone by making a phone call, or by logging into your pet care portal, or by sending an email.

The only way a dog walking or pet sitting service like this can gain your trust is when you meet someone from that company. Most professional dog walkers do not walk dogs off-leash or in packs for the safety of the dogs. Plus, we shouldn’t believe another person’s dog will listen to them off leash no matter how well trained. There is no guarantee that even the friendliest of dogs will always get along.

I see the biggest problem with the “on demand” companies is they depersonalize something that is so personal and precious to me. I have poured my heart and soul into perfecting 2 Paws Up Inc since 2003 of making sure our clients and their pets always have a wonderful experience.

Commitment to Our Clients

We are committed to our clients’ happiness, and we find ways to better our services. Dogs are a part of our family. We custom tailor each visit to each client and their dogs. At each visit, the client is emailed an e-journal with pictures of their dogs. We know when our pet sitters/dog walkers arrive and complete their visits via using GPS tracking.

How to Get Started – Give Your Dog The Gift of a Dog Walking Service

Did you know and have you ever considered using the service of a dog walker? Give us a call, or email, and we will be happy to get your dog or dogs started. Dog walking is a great service for all shapes, sizes, and ages. From puppies who can’t hold it to senior dogs who also need to go out to potty. We offer dog walking for 30, 45 and 60 minutes. We also offer to take the dogs to a park and walking them. Park walks are great for stimulation and socialization.

Schedule your dog walking service:

Checklist To Help Prepare For Your Dog Walker

Dog walking adventures are just the cure for canine boredom!

Do you worry about your dog getting bored or lonely during the day when you’re gone? Have you considered having one of our certified, and trained dog walkers to take your “mans or moms best friend” on a dog walking adventure? We’re flexible! This service is available to you 7-days a week. You can choose the number of days per week that will fit into your busy lifestyle.

Dog Walking Adventures

This is perfect for you and your dog(s)! We have adventures that are perfect for all shapes and sizes of dogs. We also don’t mind if the owner wants to come along too. Maybe you have a mother or father that you worry is not getting out and walking their dog(s) like they should and you would just feel better if someone was there to help.

Dog Walking adventures are perfect for all dogs. They especially benefit high energy, overweight or dogs who suffer from boredom or separation anxiety, and destructive behaviors.

Dog Walkers

We often hear “anyone can walk a dog”, but do you really just want anyone walking your dog? Our dog walkers receive education and training in subjects such as dog body language, managing reactivity, and proper leash handling skills.  Whether your dog is great on a leash or is a work in progress, we are prepared to walk them safely.

Checklist For Dog Walking

We have created a checklist tool to help you prepare for your dog walker.

 

 

 

Why We Use More than One Sitter

Sometimes people wonder if they will get the same pet sitter or dog walker each time they go out of town, or the same dog walker every time they need their dog walked in Gwinnett County.

At 2 Paws Up Inc, we strive to keep all of our sitters working as a team. This means that every sitter is trained and familiar with the policies and procedures of our company. Every sitter is able to do the job with the same level of care and attention to detail.

Why We Use More than One Sitter

Imagine if your boss said to you that, from now on, you have to work 7 days per week. Not only that, you have to work morning, noon, and night, and that sometimes you will have to spend the night at work as well. How would you feel about doing that job? Would it be something you would look forward to doing? In addition, as you went on working without much of a break, what would happen to the quality of your work?

Even though we work with pets, the same reasoning applies to pet sitters and dog walkers. They need consistent days off and they need to be able to spend time with friends and family each day. They need time to do all of the things you like to do when you are off from work.

For our pet sitters to have days off, we must use more than one pet sitter per client.

We also work our sitters in shifts so that they have part of their time each working day to eat with their families, run errands, or just unwind.

We have seen that this keeps the quality and level of service high since sitters have the appropriate time needed to rest and recharge.

Why Our Clients Love that We Work as a Team

This is something that you, our clients have come to love because they know they will receive the same level of care no matter which sitter or walker takes care of their pet.

In addition, to you, our clients rest easy knowing they can count on us when they need care for their pet(s). You are not depending on just one person, but we have a team of highly qualified and dedicated sitters at your service. You are not left in a bind if there is an emergency with a sitter or if someone gets sick or must take a vacation, there is always someone to take care of your pet(s).

One of our clients, Colin Smith, in Grayson, had the following to say about our team of sitters: “All of the sitters we’ve used from 2 Paws Up Inc have been wonderful! Our dogs are very well taken care of and our house is in perfect order when we return home.”

Another client, Steve and Emily Johnson, in Lilburn, said, “Your service is a Godsend for us! We know that our dogs are in good hands when we are away. We would never leave them before we found you. No improvements needed! All of your sitters have been awesome!”

Are You Interested in getting our team of sitters to work for you? Contact us today!

What Would Be Your #1 Reason To Hire A Loganville Georgia Dog Walker?

 

If we sound a little biased, we might be.  The truth is, hiring a Loganville Georiga dog walker can provide incredible benefits for your pet, as well as for you. If you have never given a thought to hiring a dog walker then here are the top 5 reason we believe hiring a dog walker is incredibly important:

Time 

Every minute counts in our busy lives. Consistent lengthy walks are often difficult to fit into our schedules. Do you find this to be true for you too? We wake up extra early. We go home at lunch to walk the dog while we eat in the car to save time. We delay making dinner with the family because we have to walk the dog. With a regular dog walker, your dog still gets all the exercise and attention they deserve, while you get back your time. Everyone wins!

Health

Just like us, our dogs need regular and consistent exercise to live a long healthy life. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the US are obese. This could be easily prevented or even diminished with proper exercise to avoid those specific health problems in your pets lifetime. One of the best ways to keep your pet healthy is to provide 3 or more 20-minute walks per day.

Behavior

A tired dog is a good dog. Regular walking helps to reduce excess energy in your dog, resulting in calmer behavior at home. Your dogs will be less inclined to bark, chew, bite or use the bathroom indoors with frequent, lengthy walks.

Socialization and Stimulation

Walking is not only great exercise for your dog it also stimulates their senses. Your dog gets to smell, see, feel, and hear all types of interesting and new things that are stimulating when out for a walk. Stimulation might include seeing other people or animals, which can be an excellent way to encourage proper socialization for your dog. We as humans often take these stimuli for granted, and we easily forget that these are frequently the highlights of our dog’s day.

Peace of Mind

Hiring a dog walker gives you the peace of mind your dog is well taken care of, even while your away from home. Having a dog walker you will not have to worry as much if you need to stay late for work, or you want to go out with friends or hit the gym for a much-needed stress relief workout. The best caveat is if your dog doesn’t complete “finish” when you take them out in the morning you know your dog walker will be there for your dog.

There are many other factors that come into play for hiring a dog walker in Loganville Georgia. 2 Paws Up Inc Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, and Dog Training makes iring a knowledgeable and trained dog walker easy with our online scheduling 24/7.

2 Paws Up Inc provides peace of mind to you by hand selecting and training our dog walkers because we can. If you hire an independent contractor they cannot be trained because they are an independent business owner working for an independent company.

The What Ifs Of A Dog Attack Between An Employee and Independent Contractor?

Has your dog walker been trained in dog behavior? Do they know the signs of dog aggression, and what to do in a situation? How do they handle a dog attack out of nowhere? Can they respond fast enough? Heaven forbid, it should happen whos protocol do they use. Their company or the company they are subcontracted with? What a potential legal mess. If someone gets hurt, will you have to file homeowners claim for medical expenses, loss of worker wages, and mental anguish?

Our company carries workman’s compensation insurance on our employees. If they get hurt on the job we pay! We bring you peace of mind knowing our dog walkers are employees of the company.

Let Us Help You

We’d love to help you and your dog get the benefits a professional, highly trained dog walker can provide. Call 770-695-3096 for more information or you can schedule your dog walking 24/7 through our secure pet care portal: https://2pawsupinc.petssl.com/login