Ways Dog Walkers Help Dog Owners

July 17, 2023
By: Adriana Valle

As professional dog walkers, we see the many benefits of hiring a dog walker every day. Most clients hire a midday dog walker because they work long hours. They want to give their pets a much-needed midday visit, especially if their dogs are puppies or seniors. Yet, potty breaks are just the beginning of what we offer. Following are our top 5 ways dog walkers help dog owners. Which one stands out to you?

Training Reinforcement

Ever spend time training your dog only to find that life’s demands derail their learning? Maintain your and your dog’s progress by counting on your professional dog walker to reinforce training efforts during visits. Let us know what cue, skill, or trick you’ve been working on and we’ll get to work. We’ll continue your dog’s training during our midday visits.

Your dog gets a full-body workout when you combine physical exercise with mental exercises such as cue practice or trick training. Plus, potty training and similar skills are better learned when practiced consistently. Working together with us to provide training reinforcement is a win for everyone and we’re happy to do our part.

Improved Dog Health

Dogs that move live longer and do better at maintaining their weight than dogs that don’t. They are no different than humans in that respect. That’s why midday dog walks provide improved health to dogs of all ages – from puppies to seniors.

Whether we take your dog(s) out for a short walk, a long walk, or one of our fabulous hiking adventures, dogs that get midday dog walks get to stretch their legs, maintain and build muscle, and interact with their environment. From their snouts to their tails, dogs that enjoy midday dog walks move their bodies, burn calories, and get the physical and mental stimulation that dogs crave.

Dog Socialization

A dog left at home all day can get themselves into trouble as a result of anxiety, boredom, and more. Dogs with a regularly scheduled midday dog walk, on the other hand, beat boredom by interacting with their dog walker and other members of the community during visits.

While we always put dogs’ safety first by avoiding strangers during dog walks, the mere sight, smell, and sound of other dogs and humans in their neighborhood can teach dogs how to safely and calmly interact with others.

Socialization isn’t always about close-up interactions, rather, many dog experts encourage a safer, more natural socialization – one that happens by coexisting with others from afar. As dog walkers, we allow the dogs in our care to safely enjoy the world outside their homes while their owners focus on professional responsibilities.


In this case, flexibility refers to your flexibility, not your dogs’. Instead of rushing home to walk your dog between meetings or anxiously sitting in traffic at the end of the day worried that your dog’s bladder is about to burst, hire a dog walker to let your dog out midday.

Shoreline Happy Paws offer visit lengths for varying dogs and budgets because we recognize the importance of midday dog walking for pet parent quality of life and flexibility. We strive to improve dogs’ quality of life as well by giving them much-needed potty breaks and exercise when their families can’t. Just think of how much more smooth your workday could be if you took dog-related stress off your plate and allowed yourself to focus on the tasks at hand.

Peace of Mind

We all know that peace of mind is invaluable. If your dog is under the weather, recovering from surgery, aging, or potty training, count on us to lend you a hand with your dog’s care. By letting us help, you’re ensuring your peace of mind and your dog’s comfort.

Knowing that you have a professional pet care company at your service and standing by to help care for your dog makes your experience as a pet parent and professional easier. You don’t have to be pulled in various directions trying to balance all your responsibilities. At a minimum, midday dog walks allow you to delegate your dog’s needs during your workday. Doing so frees up your time and focus for that which cannot be delegated.

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Best Dog Walker in the Connecticut Shoreline

At Shoreline Happy Paws, we strive to be the best dog walker in the Connecticut Shoreline. We accomplish this goal by vetting and training our team, working with our clients, and doing our best to meet everyone’s needs. Our dog walking services are limited therefore if you’re thinking of hiring a dog walker and live in any of the following service areas, contact us.

Connecticut Shoreline Areas Serviced:

  • 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 

Please contact us by phone or text at 860-964-0464 or via email at info@cthappypaws.com to learn more.

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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