Hiring a Dog Walker While Working From Home

May 06, 2024
By: Adriana Valle

The dream, right? Working in your pajamas, no commute, and your furry best friend by your side. But let’s be honest, working from home with a dog (or more) can have its challenges. While it’s tempting to think constant companionship translates to fulfilled doggy needs, the reality is, Fido still needs his walks. Today, we’re talking about Hiring a Dog Walker While Working From Home and why doing so is good for everyone.

Hiring a Dog Walker: Focus on your work

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Working from home has become increasingly common over the past four years. Yet, remote workers often struggle with finding balance while working from home. Many times, household chores make it difficult for professionals to be productive, distracted by loads of laundry and stacks of dishes that need their attention.

Having a dog walker come over to exercise your dog is a great way to delegate a household task and prioritize the work at hand. We won’t do your laundry but we can definitely refresh your dog’s water bowl and wear him out so he’ll spend the afternoon napping!

Boost Your Focus & Productivity

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Working from home often means juggling work calls, emails, and that adorable face begging for attention. A dog walker ensures your pup gets dedicated playtime and exercise, leaving you free to focus on that important deadline. Let’s be honest, you barely have time to take breaks for yourself let alone for your pup.

We won’t interrupt your workday but we’ll let you know how it went via Time to Pet and send you a photo from our visit that you can enjoy whenever it’s convenient.

Enjoy Convenience & Peace of Mind

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Speaking of convenience – or inconvenience, rather – unexpected meetings or deadlines can pop up. With a dog walker on your team, you know your furry friend is always taken care of, no matter what your day throws your way.

Plus, you won’t have to drive your pet anywhere, we’ll come to you and can sneak in and out to ensure we’re not disrupting your workflow while meeting your dog’s needs.

Hiring a Dog Walker: Meet Your dog’s needs

Meeting a dog’s needs is the best way to show him or her we love them. You can buy a dog the best food, a million treats, and endless toys but, if they are bored and under-exercised, they start to feel it very quickly and their behavior starts deteriorating just as fast.

Get a Happier and Healthier Dog

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Walks aren’t just bathroom breaks, they’re essential to a dog’s wellbeing. Hiring a professional dog walker will provide the physical exercise and mental stimulation your dog craves during your workday. Meeting your dog’s needs leads to a calmer and happier companion – and a quieter work environment for you!

Plus, regular exercise ensures your dog ages gracefully, boosts his mood, and helps ward off doggie dementia. According to The Washington Post, a study found that “Dogs that, by their owners’ estimation, were inactive, were nearly 6.5 times more likely to have dementia than highly active dogs of the same age.”

Establish a routine

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Dogs thrive on consistency and routine. A dog walker will maintain your pup’s regular walk schedule, even if your workday throws you a curveball. This predictability helps prevent anxiety and destructive behaviors in dogs but also helps pet parents ease into unexpected challenges throughout the day.

During dog walks, a dog walker will come to your home to take your dog for a walk in your neighborhood. He or she will walk quietly into your home and will establish a routine that your dog can look forward to at least a few times a week. We encourage you to schedule as many midday dog walks as your budget allows both for consistency and for the built-in physical, emotional, and mental benefits.

Provide Connection

Midday dog walks aren’t just about physical activity – they’re social engagements! A dog walker provides much-needed human interaction, keeping your pup’s social skills sharp.

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Having a dog walker, your dog(s) will become accustomed to having a non-member of the family come in to walk him or her. By doing so, he or she will establish a positive association with non-members of the family.

He or she will also have the opportunity to connect with their environment while walking. They will enjoy a controlled, predictable experience with a professional pet care provider while you stay on task.

Hiring a Dog Walker: the Connecticut Shoreline’s best dog walkers

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Hiring a dog walker allows you to be the best pet parent you can be while also excelling at your work. So, unleash your productivity and give your dog the exercise and exploration they crave during your workday. At Shoreline Happy Paws, we offer dog walking and dog hiking adventures because we are dedicated to meeting your dog’s needs no matter their age, size, or breed. We’re happy to discuss which would be best for your dog(s.)

New Shoreline Happy Paws clients can create an account. We will be in touch to further discuss your needs and set you, your family, and your pet(s) up for success. Existing clients may book dog walking, dog hiking, or pet sitting services by logging in to your client profile.

Shoreline Happy Paws serves the following areas of the Connecticut Shoreline:

  • Old Saybrook
  • Essex, Ivoryton & Centerbrook
  • Deep River
  • Chester
  • Westbrook
  • Clinton
  • Old Lyme
  • East Lyme
  • Niantic

Certain Parts and Certain Service Hours in:

  • Lyme and Madison
  • Waterford, New London, Groton
  • Uncasville, Gales Ferry, Mystic, Noank

By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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