Saratoga Dog Walker's Mid-day Pack Walk Program
Tim started the mid-day pack walk program in 2011 to help meet the needs of Saratoga's dogs when they need it most- while their owners are at work!
With every walk the dogs are recieving exercise, socialization, structure, potty time and affection. By meeting these needs on a daily basis, we start to see more well behaved, healthy, and well rounded dogs!
The program works with the dogs natural instincts to travel in a pack, but sadly, this primal ritual of dogs is something that most of our dogs never have the opportunity to do.
By walking together on a regular basis, we're creating a big family of well-behaved dogs in the local community!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Walks take place Monday-Friday between 10:00-3:00
Pick-ups start around 9am
We use cargo vans outfitted with crates so dogs are separated while transporting *
My assistant, Erin, helps with picking up and dropping off the dogs. Tim walks the big dogs and Erin walks the small dogs.
Location of the walks depends on which dogs we have on that pack
Walks are a minimum of 30 minutes long (Avg. 45 minutes)
Walks are loose-leash. If your dogs doesn't already know how to, they will learn :)
Walks are structured to challenge the dogs both physically and mentally.. Dogs love this!!
Walks include at least two potty breaks- No messes left behind
Walks are built on trust, respect, calmness, happiness and love
Walks take place year round in rain or snow. If conditions are too bad for packs, we will visit the dogs individually for a potty break.
We towel dry any wet pups before dropping them back home
We always strive to leave the dogs calm and happy, so when you get home you'll find a well-balanced, exercised and happy pup
Dogs are accepted into the program only with a minimum of 2 days/week recurring weekly schedules. This is because I need to ensure that everyone is up to speed on the rules and socialization, and because the goal of the program is to continue expanding their training
*If your dog has issues with riding in cars or being in crates, we will work on that to make it a positive experience for them
Check out some videos from the pack walk program!
"Exercising a dog's body and mind is the lifeblood to feed his soul" -Tim Pink
About Your Dog Walker
Tim Pink- Owner/ handler/ Your dog's second best friend
Saratogian Since 2009
Schalmont High '03
University of South Florida '08
Dual Business Major- Finance and Marketing
Animal Behavioral College 10/16
Dog Owner Since Day 1
Dog Walker Since 2011