Your dog's adventure begins when I get to your home. I'll either run with him / her there, or they will jump in my car and we'll drive to meet up with a canine running partner or two. Your pup will get an excellent workout, a chance to get out and explore, and opportunities to hang out with other doggie pals. He or she will come home well exercised and happy! Sessions average between 2 - 3 miles. Some dogs are slower, some are faster. I strive to make dogs compatible within each outing. Session duration is 30 minutes.
What days / times of the week do you run? Monday - Friday during the morning hours, and also a few days in the late afternoon / early evening. I don't run dogs during the heat of the day.
Do you have references? Yes, just ask if you would like references. I feel it's very important for you to ask others about my reputation, and that you have complete confidence that I will take great care of a very important member of your family.
Do you offer an initial meet and greet? Yes. Any solid relationship begins with trust. I want you to get to know me in person and ask as many questions as you would like. With your OK, I will take your dog(s) on a 15 minute free run during the initial meeting. This is an ideal time for your pet to get to know me and begin to trust me. Additionally, this first run allows me to assess your dog's fitness level.
Do you run any dog, regardless of temperament / fitness level? The most important qualification is that your dog is not aggressive towards humans and other animals. That's number one. Regarding fitness level, it's important that your dog be able to sustain an easy jogging pace throughout the session. This is because after 2 "get to know each other" solo runs with your pooch, I will be pairing up your dog with another, who already loves to jog. Keep in mind that walk/rest breaks are given.
Frequently Asked Questions
$25 One Dog
$35 Two Dogs from the same household
I'm concerned about the heat. Will you give my dog short rest breaks? Safety is my number one priority, and I'm always mindful of the temperature. On warmer mornings, we will slow the pace and take more breaks.
My dog loves to exercise, but isn't into running. Do you offer a walking service? While Pooch Fit is primarily a running service, I do try and set aside two walking sessions each week. Currently those sessions take place Upcountry and on the South Side.
What's your availability right now? Limited. Please send me an email at email@example.com, or call me at 359-1626. Let me know the days of the week you are interested in. Before our consultation I can let you know the availability I have in my schedule.
Do I have to commit to a certain length of time with Pooch Fit? No. You can choose to have me come over just once a week if that's what you prefer. Or, you could hire me to exercise your dog(s) multiple times a week. (upon availability)
How many dogs do you run with at one time? Three is the maximum number of dogs I will run with at one time.