I have been a professional pet sitter/dog walker for 10 years. In that time I have been told some of the biggest lies or have had the biggest omissions given me by dog owners.
Typically for a pet sit, meaning owners are away, I prefer to take the dogs for a walk rather than leave them in a yard. Why? First off it gives the dog something they love to do every time I come over. Second, I know they potty, third it releases a lot of their energy. Even if it is only around the block it can be amazing what it does for their well being.
The greatest lie ever told, my dog doesn’t like to go for walks. While in the rarest of situations this has been true overall I rate this claim false. When I walk the dogs from these homes these dogs are typically over the top, they are so happy to get out and see the world, or the block. My guess, the owners don’t like to walk.
He pulls a little. A suppose that is relative. Pulls a little to me is a ten 10 lb dog darting at a squirrel, not a 100 lb bull dog dragging me down the street. Hello, that dog weighs more than me.
While walking said bull dog he lungs at a bicycle, skate board, delivery man. Owner, Oh, I thought that might happen, omission.
I am pretty much on guard when walking new dogs. But please make our job easier, tell us about things and for goodness sake, walk your dog. It’s good for him and you.