FAQ

Dog Walking Questions

Can anyone join a group walk or daycare?

We require your dog to be friendly with other dogs and people, at least 5 months of age, and fully vaccinated. Please check out our Services pages for more details!

How does dog daycare work?

Our dog daycare program works just like taking your dog out for a group walk only for a REALLY LONG time! We will pick your dog up in the morning and he won’t return home until the end of the day, usually between 3-4 pm. Your dog will have plenty of exercise as well as rest in between walks. He will also have plenty of water, treats, and one-on-one bonding with his dog walker.
Your dog will love it – We know ours does!

How Old Does My Dog Need To Be?

Your dog must be at least five months old before we can take them on our group dog walks. This age ensures all dogs are mature enough to walk comfortably in a group and will not get left behind.

Does My Dog Need To Be Trained?

Not necessarily. Your dog does not need to be fully trained at all. Our dog walkers will be able to teach them basic commands and teach them great dog walking skills. With that being said, your dog should have basic manners. Pups must be friendly with other dogs and people. If your dog is not friendly, we will not accept them.

What Do I Need To Do To Prepare My Dog For Professional Walking?

All you need to do to prepare your dog for walking services is make sure all their vaccinations are up to date. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination with both the kinds of vaccine they received as well as the date they received said vaccination.

How Long Is The Average Walk?

A group dog walk will last for an hour, but with pick-up and drop-off times, a session may last up to three hours in total. This provides your dog plenty of time for healthy exercise, social interaction, and playtime! If there are specific times you need your dog home or out of the house, please communicate that prior to your walk day.

How Many Other Dogs Are On The Walk?

At Suburban Dog, we believe in having smaller walking groups to allow for the same social interaction and plenty of one-on-one time for training opportunities and specialized care. Your walking groups will vary based on dates and times but expect between one and three other dogs.

Where Do Dog Walkers Take Your Dog?

Our dog walkers will take your fluffy friends to local dog parks as well as general walks around the neighbourhood. The time at the parks will allow them time to engage off-leash with other pups, and the time on walks can teach them great manners and walking skills.

Hopefully this answered all your questions. Should you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact Suburban Dog inc for the answers! Call us today to book your GTA dog walking session today.

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We’re an energetic couple who created our company simply because we love animals. Suburban Dog Inc. has more than 25 years of combined experience caring for our and other peoples' pets.

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