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Wagging4Walks

Please contact us directly on WhatsApp or call us for quotes etc! Wagging4Walks is a unique dog walking service as it uses skilled individuals with advanced knowledge of dogs we have trainers and behaviourist as well as paid and voluntary Walkers on staff; but all our employees have a passion and love for dogs. Please go to www.Wagging4Walks.com for more information and Price Lists; to register click 'Register my dog' We offer Dog Walking for all age groups puppy to golden years walks 1:1 or group walks We have a dedicated training service that comes to you We offer specialist Canine Behavioural assessment, training for dogs with more serious issues. We offer specialist Canine Nutritional advice and Plans We offer all these services at fair and competitive prices and offer discounts to clients for 3 or more walking services per week or packages for training. As a company we work Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm and Friday 9am to 3pm. We can work Saturdays at our discretion at premium rates.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love working with my best friends. Dogs understand human emotions more than most animals; as the most domesticated pet, that actually chose to domesticate themselves for preservation originally the canine truly is mans best friend. I grew up with dogs and always had a bond with those dogs I was introduced to; even nervous or supposedly aggressive dogs relaxed around me. I have always had an interest in canine behaviour and the understanding of how dogs think I have dedicated 2 years of my life to the training and creation of Wagging4Walks and aim to set the standard in Liverpool for quality dog walking and training and perhaps be the standard nationally one day.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I was inspired to form an all-round Canine Serviced business made up of individuals that combined possessed the complete knowledge needed for the Professional Walking, training, rehabilitation, canine behaviour and nutrition of dogs.

There are to many companies or individuals out there calling themselves walkers or trainer with no qualification and no insurance its not only irresponsible its dangerous for themselves and the dogs and should be illegal. Wagging4Walks advocates for a minimum standard of Level 2 City & Guilds in Competence in dog walking and sitting and Basic canine first aid. Currently there is no law to govern reckless, unskilled people charging for dog walking.

Why should our clients choose you?

We are a local family business in Liverpool, we are Professional, certified, qualified, insured and reviewed by our clients on both Facebook and google at 5 stars. We strive for the gold standard with all our clients; while maintaining fair and affordable prices.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

You can sign up to our services via the website at www.Wagging4Walks.co.uk and clicking 'Register my Dog' there is an initial questionnaire and information needed about your dog or dogs. From there we will come to you for a Free initial consolation to desensitise your dog/s to us and get any further information, answer and questions you have regarding the services etc.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Under new guidelines from the UK Government Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed. However colleagues can wear masks in your home during consultation if you request this. We will always sanitize before and after handling canines. We can also meet out an outdoor location if you would feel more comfortable.

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Making sure your pup is trained properly really matters. Without the necessary groundwork, you’re risking your dog’s wellness and security, as well as the safety of any other dogs it comes into contact with. It’s also important your dog is trained so that it can integrate properly with you and your family. Keeping it out of trouble will save you a lot of hassle (and potentially costly repairs too).

Making sure your dog listens to commands is very important. Not only will handling it be less stressful, but it can stop dangerous conflict with other animals. Furthermore, if your dog doesn’t want to listen to you, situations such as dealing with traffic can potentially become fatal. On the upside, having a well-trained pup enables you and your pet to socialise properly with other dogs and their owners.

Having a dog that is obedient means that life around the home becomes plain sailing. With good manners, your dog will be able to tell the difference between right and wrong behaviour, while being able to foster good relationships with other members of your family. These connections can help to build a fruitful relationship with your pet as part of the family. Time well spent together will allow you to both grow together, sharing experiences and creating the type of memories that make having a pet so worth it.

How about becoming an authority figure yourself? Although your trainer will help your dog get up to scratch, they will also teach you a great deal about the fundamentals of dog training. This includes not only how to handle your own dog, but principals that you can use to understand and better interact with other dogs too. Being able to help out less-informed dog owners can be a wonderful gift to have, and something that you can take further if you enjoy it.

Having a well-trained dog also means that taking your pet to the veterinarian will be a lot easier than it would be otherwise. Considering the nature and volume of work that they have to do, being a vet is tough, let alone dealing with an uncooperative pet in their surgery. In some cases, dogs can become violent when approached by a vet – definitely something they don’t need. By having your dog properly trained, you can avoid injuries – for both your dog and your vet – as well as unnecessary embarrassment upon visits.

When hiring someone to train your dog, there is plenty to think about. The needs of both you and your pet have to be considered and so taking some time to sit down and work out what is important to you is a must. Down below are a few of the questions you might ask when it comes to finding the right dog trainer –

Should I go for group or private training? Each comes with pros and cons – those with a brand new dog can expect their pet to socialise and start to develop relationships with other dogs.

Does my dog need generalised training or would training in a specific area suit it better? One example of this is if your dog has an issue with barking, or separation anxiety. In these cases, someone that can specialise in tackling these issues would be optimal.

Do I need long-term training or do I need a quick fix? Goals such as conditioning your dog for agility or developing a routine will need more time with a trainer.

You should also take care to see what type of strategies your trainer uses. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be applied in order to change your dog’s behaviour – but not all of these involve kindness and care. It’s good to talk to prospective trainers about the ways in which they choose to teach your dog, including methods of both discipline and praise. Techniques such as positive reinforcement are very beneficial for dogs and are particularly powerful, while being enjoyable for them.

While your dog is your priority, how you communicate with your trainer is important too. Your trainer’s should be able to translate their understanding into constructive advice. A good trainer can tell you both what is working in terms of training your dog, and what isn’t. This includes passing on insights of what to do to correct certain issues, while conveying these ideas in a constructive, friendly way. In order to do this, a trainer needs to not only be able to express themselves clearly, but also be diplomatic and observant.

There are various ways in which you can choose to train your dog. Some owners opt for private lessons, while others will put their dog through group daycare.

Group sessions are valuable not only because they are more budget friendly, but also because they are better as a long-term option. This is because your pet will have time to get to grips with a wider variety of commands. However one-on-one training provides your dog with lessons that are specially tailored to their needs, helping them learn in the best way for them.

There are also the various levels of obedience training to take into account. As well as classes specifically for puppies, there are basic educational classes, adult training, agility and advanced tutoring. Which of these you go for can affect pricing, as well as how quickly your dog learns (depending on its needs and comprehension).

Yes! You might be surprised to hear that dog training can be done remotely, through online video platforms like Zoom. They can take the form of group sessions or one-to-one classes to tackle certain individual behavioural issues. Many customers prefer online dog training for all sorts of reasons, like saving on travel time and costs.

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4.95/5.00

based on 983 reviews

The average rating for Bark Dog Trainers in Liverpool is 4.95, based on 983 reviews.

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