Here at Lead the Way I can provide you with a personalised pet care solution that gives you the freedom, confidence and happiness to leave your furry family members safely in my care whenever you need to.
As a pet owner myself I know how hard it is to leave your animals behind, so please ask me anything you want to know to ensure you have full peace of mind. I offer a free meet and greet service so you can decide if I am the right pet care professional for you and your pet.
Your pet will be treated as one of the family, as I am committed to nurturing healthy happier animals and building close relationships so your pet feels truly safe and happy and like they are with family.
Your dog's next adventure starts right here!! My aim is to have your dog jumping in excitement at my arrival and curling up to sleep after I drop them off. I try to do walks that are upwards of 2 miles, with a promise that I will cover a minimum of 1.5 miles on every dog walk, ensuring that even the laziest of dogs gets a good exercise. I ensure that every walk has a period for fetch, swimming or other games so that those with the the most energy get what they need too.
I use a range of local green spaces, with our most common walks being in Alkrington Wood, Hopwood Wood, Heaton Park or Chadderton Hall Park. If I have more time then I will use places further afield such as Crompton Moor and Healey Dell. We endeavour to offer the most pleasurable experience for your dog while offering you the piece of mind that your dog is in the right hands. We do this by:-
+ We GPS track every walk that we take, sending the owner a message via WhatsApp a screenshot of the tracked walk. This will advise the date and time that it started and the length of the walk in minutes and miles.
+ We do not use windowless vans. We transport all dogs securely in our modified car so they are interacting and enjoying the view from the moment they are collected, providing additional stimulation and ensuring you get the best value for money.
+ I endeavour to get each and every dog I walk off the lead for at least some of the walk. Dogs are happiest when they free to roam and take in the atmosphere at their leisure. Your guidance is taken on your dog's recall and working towards this can be done over a period of time.
If you do not want to put your dogs in kennels when you go away then we offer a perfect alternative. Your dog or dogs can stay at our humble home in Middleton - if your dog likes two long walks a day, an active home with other dogs and children, comfy beds and lots of fun and play then I know we can make them happy. Going away can be an anxiety provoking time for dogs and dog owners alike, but we feel that if you come and meet us with your four legged friend we can ease everyone's worries.
I spend most of my day walking dogs in packs of 4-6 and any dog boarding with us is brought along, for this reason I ask that your dog or dogs are fit enough to walk well in excess of 2 hours a day and are well socialised enough to mix in large and varied packs of dogs. If this sounds like heaven to your dog, and I know it will to most, then contact us to enquire about the service.
Please allow as much time as possible to reserve your booking, this is both because summer bookings are taken quickly but also I like to assess each dog prior to accepting the initial booking. In this assessment I take your dog or dogs for a few hours; I will take them on a pack walk and introduce them to my family, ensuring they will be happy with us and the environment we provide. If this all goes well then I will take a small deposit for holding the dates.
Lyndsey N Dave Lane
Absolutely fantasic. Ciaran thank you for making Pluto happy and for your advice it is much appreicated and he can't wait for more walks with you
Fantastic service Ciaran ,You have been great with Sally over the last few weeks.She really enjoys her walks with you.
Graham And Hilary Marsh
Brilliant dog walking service by Kieran who genuinely has a love and passion for dogs and walking them. Any dog is in 100% safe hands with him.
Roscoe can be very nervous and unsure around men, which he was the first time meeting Ciaran.. after that first time roscoe had overcome that and loves to see him.. Roscoe has since become a lot better on and off the lead.. thank you! X More...
Charlie loves his walks/marathons and Ciaran goes out and about to beauty spots near and far. I'm very pleased with the service from Lead the Way. I would recommend this dog walking service. More...
An amazing service. Ciaran is passionate and so knowledgeable about dogs and the outdoors. Rather than running around in a car park with 35 other dogs, with Lead the Way you can guarantee your dog will get all of the care, exercise and attention he/she would get from you. Ciaran really is fantastic and I couldn't recommend him any more highly More...
Ciaran is fantastic with our dogs. Buddy and Alaska are much happier with him. He’s amazing and so pleased our Alaska is running free off the lead, just how happy dogs should be. Thankyou. We can’t recommend you enough! More...
I'm not one of Ciaran's clients but another dog walker and I know he does a proper job for the dogs in his trust.
My dog absolutely adores Ciaran.. and he is very wary of men, he is so amazing with all the dogs he walks and also boards.. I have experienced and heard nothing but good from other people using his service.. all the dogs walks are gps tracked so you can actually see how much excersize your pet is getting.. cannot fault the service More...
We have used leadtheway since our border collie Pluto was 12 week old and been able to go for walks. Ciaran is a fantastic dog walker and Pluto loves every minute he spends with him on his weekly walks on a Tuesday. Ciaran will always send you a copy of the map of the route that has been taken aswell as photos from the walk. I would never use anyone else and would highly recommend his services. More...
Absolutely fantastic dog walking service, can not recommend enough! Ciaran walks my 2 puppies and they absolutely love him and he puts an amazing amount of effort into them! Definitely 5 ⭐️
I would recommend lead the way to anyone! My puppy has been with Ciaran for a couple of months now and she absolutely loves him. Not only does he give them variety in exercise and the areas he takes them but I can fully relax when Lola is out with Ciaran as I know that he truly cares about the dogs he has. Since Lola has been with him she's developed a loving, friendly nature to all animals and people. She was scared of her own shadow before! He's also helped massively in her training. If you're looking for someone to look after or walk your dog when you can't, lead the way is definitely the company to go with. If Lola could talk she would say the same :). Thanks Ciaran! More...
It's a 5 star rating from me... It's taken me sometime to find a dog walker i trust and feel comfortable with, i have two large dogs, (which are my furbabies) they are friendly, well trained and loving, but can be a bit of handful... Cirian, has been more than accommodating, in getting to know them, and how to manage them with easeAfter each walk I; receive a GPS tracked map of the walk and a complete update, with how they have been. The walk you pay for is the walk they get and travel time isn't taken into account. Another bonus is that he takes them to different places, which mine love and need- all those different smells, to stimulate their senses.Cirian, is also happy to feed them when they return home and ensure their water bowls are filled.I can honestly say: lead the way is a dog walker with a difference and it's clear to see he has has a genuine love for dogs...i'm that satisfied, that Mine will also be boarding with cirian from time to time. Absolutely made up! Thanks so muchPaula, Bracken and Solo :-) More...
Great at what he does, wouldn't trust anyone else with my dogs.