Walking your dog isn’t only a time for your dog to go and do their business. There’s so much more to dog walking than that! Although, that may be a part of it, taking your dog on frequent walks is absolutely essential to their development, physical health, socialization, mental stimulation, and overall happiness. Our dog walking service is one of our three pet care conveniences that we offer through our Concierge Services. If you’re a pet owner and you don’t have enough time in your schedule to get outside to talk your dog frequently, BRILHO’s Concierge Dog Walking services has got a solution for you.

Frequent Walks For A Healthy Dog

Today’s city living circumstances has most people living in smaller spaces. Although condo living comes with amenities that may benefit aspects of our human lifestyle, it may be a little too sheltered and lacking in stimulation for pets.

Dogs thrive when there is an abundance of novelty for them. If they remain indoors within the confines of home for too long, they become too sheltered. Too sheltered of a dog leads them to being less confident and uncomfortable around new people and other dogs.

Regular scheduled dog walks exposes your pet to enough novelty to keep them entertained, mentally stimulated, and happy. Walking your dog is one way to help expend any excess energy for dogs – even those of the most hyper of known breeds.

Joining BRILHO’s dog walking services also opens up the opportunity for your pet to socialize. We are a business oriented towards adding value to the community – connecting people and pets together.

We believe that allowing the opportunity for your puppy to socialize gives them the chance to learn how to be more well-behaved around other animals and humans. It also helps your puppy learn to be more comfortable in new environments and new situations. Studies have shown that the first three months of your puppy’s life is quintessential to their development. During the first three months, puppies should be safely exposed to new people, other pets, and new environments. Their innate desire to be social outweighs their fear.

While it’s the best to socialize your dog during the earlier months of its life, it’s never too late to socialize your dog. We want to offer your dog the opportunity to meet and socialize within our wonderful community of dog owners!

By nature, dogs are a curious breed of animals. The best thing you can do for your dog is to give them the freedom to explore, sniff around, and learn to be obedient.

On leash walking is a great opportunity for dogs to develop overall social skills, learn to be comfortable within a concrete jungle. Human environments can be scary – but exposed enough, dogs can learn to be comfortable around crowded places, vehicles, other animals, bicycles, skateboards, and other city activities.

Our on leash walking services whether solo or in a pack gives your dog a great chance to maintain an understanding of obedience. If your worklife schedule is too hectic, allow us to take your dog for one of our dog walking services:

  • Pack midday walk
  • Semi-solo walk
  • Occasional walks
  • Solo stroll

Most dogs (and humans) will benefit from 20-30 minutes of walking a day. This is walking on top of their regular potty breaks! If your lifestyle allows you to give them up to 1 hour of outside play time a day, that would be more than ideal. However, 20-30 minutes broken up to one or two walks a day is a good time frame to aim for.

Frequent dog walks will maintain a baseline level of weight, joint health, and digestive and urinary regularity. Taking your dog out for walks is also a great way to keep your dog stimulated mentally, as there is a lot of unseen communication that happens for your dog through smell. When taking your dog out for a walk, even if there aren’t other dogs around, some form of socialization is happening.

Different dogs have different needs when it comes to activity. Some dogs may need more activity time. Depending on the breed and their age, some dogs may need a higher intensity of exercise. The overall benefits of walking your dog frequently is that it keeps them healthy – but it may not be enough!
Younger dogs, and certain dog breeds that are meant to hunt, or herd, will need more physical stimulation. Give your dog the opportunity to be off leash and run around. If your home doesn’t have ample outdoor space for your dog to run around in, it may be ideal to take them out to a park to run around. Dogs don’t self-entertain, so it is up to you to play with your dog!

If your dog doesn’t get the stimulation of being outdoors often, they will not get enough exercise which will impact their health. Additionally, your dog may start getting bored, which will lead to behaviours that border on the line of destructiveness.

We welcome all dogs! However, if your dog is known to be aggressive around other humans or dogs, please let us know. If this is the case, it may be more ideal to have your dog on leash for solo walks. This way, we avoid any tricky scenarios. It will also be easier for our dog walkers to handle aggressive dogs on solo walks.