We have been working with our customers to tailor the way we care for and walk dogs since 1999. We don’t just quote a price and expect you to allow us to get on with it!
We sit down with each of our dog walking London customers to find out what it is that they want for their dog and then we tailor a package to suit your pet, your lifestyle, your timetable and your budget.
It gives us a deep sense of pride that some of our customers have been using us since we started back in 1999. The dogs may have changed, but the service we provide is as comprehensive now as it was at the beginning of the relationship.
CDPOM has been Dog Walking London since 1999
What we promise owners is that each of our professionally trained dog walkers will walk their pets separately – unless otherwise requested.
An exception is made if a customer requests it: perhaps they want their dog to be socialised with other dogs or maybe there is a training issue they would like to be tackled. What we believe is that focusing on each owner’s pets separately is the best way of giving each dog the attention and exercise he or she needs, deserves & wants.
Before we start walking your dogs we will organise a free face-to-face consultation for you to meet us and for us to get to know you and your dogs. At this meeting we will disciss every aspect of what you seek and design a plan accordingly.
NB We DO NOT cart groups of dogs around in the back of a vehicle at one time, which is often an indication that at least some of the animals transported in this way are spending an inordinate amount of time in the back of a vehicle before they reach fresh air and exercise.
We also do not belong to the National Association of Pet Sitters (NARPS) because we found that in all the years we were members, this organisation did nothing to check that we offered what we said we offered. All NARPS seemed interested in was taking the fees!
What makes a good dog walker?
Dog walking for a living is more than just pulling on a leash and getting some exercise with a dog. All our dog walkers are animal lovers who are professionally trained to be in tune with the dogs they walk.
We also require each member of our dog walking London team to know as much as possible about each of the dogs – not just from their own experience but also from reading and speaking to the owners, to vets and other dog professionals. This means that our dog walkers are aware which breeds might not be compatible and which tend to get along just fine with one another.
It also means, for example, that each dog walker knows what to do if a bitch is in heat, when she attracts more than her fair share of attention, and how to be prepared. Our dog walkers are also trained to handle dogs that might suddenly turn aggressive and to read situations well in advance.
Each dog walker is well versed in how to scoop the poop, and is aware of local by-laws as they affect dog walking London in certain areas etc. You can rest assured that our dog walkers have your dog’s best interests at heart.
Experience with leads, collars & harnesses
Our dog walkers have experience of working with all manner of equipment when dog walking London from the basic lead and collar to the most elaborate Dog Mobiles for incapacitated dogs.
Knowing where to take your dog
With nearly 20-years experience of dog walking London, we pride ourselves on knowing the best places to take your dogs for their sniffs and exercise. Whether it’s to one of the Royal Parks, or a Pocket Park, or anything in between we are keen to explore London’s open spaces with the dogs we walk.
We are supporters of many of the parks and open spaces and have been known to take part in the fun dog shows that many of these parks host each year.
Dog First Aid and medication
We encourage our carers to hold Animal Aiders First Aid certificates, which demonstrate they are trained in:
- Up-to-date techniques taught by veterinary professionals
- Bandaging injured animals
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for your pets
- Using specialist animal first aid equipment.
Animal Aiders, who organise the training, have been providing practical and high quality courses for years, making it possible for our dog walking team to practice Animal First Aid effectively and helping us become better prepared pet care professionals whether we are caring for horses, dogs or cats.
Pictures: Shutterstock (top), CDPOM & Animal Aiders