Dog Training and Behavioural Services

Dog Walking and Socialisation

Ultimate Holiday Care

services for Lichfield, Burntwood and surrounding areas

Dog walking services

We all know that dogs can get bored and miserable when they’re left on their own too long.

Every dog loves a walk and whilst most prefer a solo walk with their walker, some like company. Every dog has a unique personality, and may behave slightly differently in groups, just like humans. Some dogs are perfectly suited to group walking, whereas others are not so, or may change over time.

Lichfield area dog walking clients are now looked after by our former Operations Manager Abbie Clark , who trades as Spires Pet Services – please visit:  http://www.spirespetservices.co.uk

 

Individual dog walking

Whether a stroll around the block with an older dog or a fast-paced walk with a fit youngster – we will tailor our service to the needs of you and your dog.

If you have an older dog who can’t walk far, that’s fine, we’ll just do a short walk or let the dog out to go to the toilet and give him some attention. If you have a young puppy who can’t go out, we’ll pop in and feed them, make a fuss of them and help you with toilet training etc if you want us to.

Scheduled walks can be arranged on a daily basis, several times a day or just occasionally, to suit you.

Features of 1-2-1 dog walking
  • Walk at your dog’s own pace – perfect for very young or old dogs
  • Reinforces lead waking etiquette which also benefits owners
  • Walks can include familiar or favourite local places, and can also be tailored to take in specific sights and sounds, such as traffic, people, children, shops, other dogs
  • Our dog-walker can concentrate on specific training or commands
  • Lots of 1-2-1 attention, which is both rewarding and mentally stimulating
  • Your dog can play with their favourite toy, such as a ball
  • Dogs are usually kept on a lead, therefore stay much cleaner and are under the total control of their handler throughout
  • Dogs who hate bad weather / thunderstorms etc. can have a toilet break and playtime in the house
  • If you have more than one dog, our charges are the same, so this is more economical

Group dog walks

We can also arrange walks with one or more other dogs – a great way to encourage socialising. Our group adventure walks are ideal for exuberant dogs who love to mix with others and run off-lead – as long as they are well behaved and we’re confident that they will return when called.

We run group walks with a maximum of 4 dogs per handler for safety reasons. Group dogs will be collected between 10am and 2pm and will be away from home for up to 3 hours, with at least 40 minutes walking time.

Our vehicles have bespoke safety cages and air conditioning, and we never leave dogs unattended in vehicles.

Features of group dog walking
  • Exuberant but obedient dogs will get far more exercise as they can run off-lead
  • Socialising is very important, especially for younger dogs, and this is a safe environment for them to run and play together
  • The dog handler will observe and monitor the dogs’ behaviour and encourage safe play and polite social interaction
  • The time spent away from home is considerably longer.  Total collection time alone for each group of 4 dogs takes an average of 50 minutes, followed by their walk and travel home.

Things to be aware of

Not all dogs are suited to walking in groups. Some can be intimidated by other dogs, others might become possessive in a small pack, which can sometimes lead to aggression issues both within the pack and when meeting other dogs who are not with the pack.

Some dogs will seek out mud and other undesirable material to roll in at every opportunity, so may return home a bit dirty!

There is always a slight possibility that your dog will get lost / chase a rabbit / become separated from the pack, but we do our best to avoid this happening.

We will speak to you and assess your dog’s suitability for group walking, before taking him out.

Doggy Day Care

It’s not just about dog walking – we’re here to care for your dog, so our professional dog walking team also offer a “feed and fuss” service and provide FREE training reinforcement as part of the dog walking service.

Fab Service

Thanks so much for the message and the fab service! It is great to know he is properly looked after in the day and is really enjoying himself in the process. The days you have him he is calmer and hungrier in the evenings which is great for me! The messages help as well as I do worry about him during the day!

Noticed a Change

Lexi is the type of dog who needs a lot of exercise to keep her happy and healthy, and the company of other dogs to help keep her well-adjusted… My only problem now is that Lexi loves her walks so much that she doesn't want to come home! Just one month, but what an improvement in so many ways. Thanks.

Sox in your care on a daily basis for 18 months plus

Just wanted to add to my last testimonial; we have been placing Sox in your care on a daily basis for 18 months plus. As a result we have an adorable, well mannered, social family member. Sox looks forward to his walks, and regularly meets his other walking companions when he is out walking with us across the chase or other local areas and we hear nothing but good things about you and your team.

When needed your house sitting services allowed us to leave the country and comfortably leave him in safe hands, in his own home, something that we are really grateful for.

My wife and I wanted to say a big thank you for all your help, attentive care and expert advice. He wouldn't be the same without you all.

Friendliness towards Dodger

I am genuinely very pleased with your service and the friendliness towards Dodger and I that we have been met with by you and your team, as well as your flexibility and reliability. Also of course we know you give Dodger extra time which is very appreciated and sometimes are called on at short notice!

Regular Walks – Abbie

Thank you for the photos - Abbie has such a fantastic time with you.  She is a very lucky girl!  I am more than happy to provide comments.  I think your service is perfect for dog owners that work full time and I cannot tell you how reassuring it is to know that Abbie is with someone who loves dogs and genuinely enjoys spending time with them, but is also 100% responsible, trustworthy and reliable.  I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone and honestly cannot think of a single thing that would improve your service - you really are the best!

Bryn is very happy

Bryn is very happy with you and his other dog walkers so I have no complaints at all! I think he thinks you are the best!

Wonderful with animals

Deb is wonderful with animals.  My dogs and cats all respond to her with warmth and trust.  She is the only other person I would permit to walk my Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who has a tendency to get over excited when out and about.  Equally important, she is reliable, trustworthy and very easy to get on with.  I have no issues whatsoever with her having full access to my home in my absence

Absolutely amazing service

An absolutely amazing service, brilliant staff and I can but thank them enough for the help and support they have provided to my dog Sox. They have helped develop him into a loving and playful member of our family, provided in house care so we could go on holiday.
They provide top notch professional services in a totally stress free way, we have used freedom pet services for 4 years and can not recommend them highly enough.
Great team, excellent service, why use anyone else

Martyn Jennings

Reliable, accommodating and fantastic

We found freedom pet services to be reliable, accommodating and fantastic with our dogs. They make walking the dogs fun and they love the fuss. We have never had a service so good.

Jeanette Penny

piece of mind and all your pet care needs!

It's always a very scary prospect choosing a company to look after your most precious babies (in our case our 2 Westies and 2 Lhasa's) . Well look no further because Freedom Pets are not just a pet sitting service they are an awesome group of caring, professional and talented people who will love your pets as if they were their own. With pet sitting, training services and walks in all weather Freedom Pets is the one stop shop for piece of mind and all your pet care needs! So if you are searching for that company who you can trust stop looking and call Freedom Pets straight away. Thanks Deb, Pam and all the team for all you do

Debbie Braid

What it Costs

Please email and we will send a full price list or a quote for your exact requirements info@freedompetservices.co.uk

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Chase Pets Group Walking

Lillie and Marther relaxing at home

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