We are a friendly and professional dog walking and pet care company providing the best services for dogs, cats and critters, when their owners just don't have the time, are away from home or while their at work.
We started this family business through our love for animals and our natural passion of studying and working with animals. We would take our dogs down to the park or beach each day, to train and exercise them. While training our dogs at the park, people would ask, if we were Dog trainers and if its possible, could we train their dogs aswell. So we did! we started training other peoples dogs as well as our own, and through our success, our business has grown.
The Waiheke pet services team will give you peace-of-mind knowing your beloved pets are happy and safe with the customized care we provide, that they deserve!
The minute we become pet owners we take our pet’s health into our hands. We become responsible for their health, safety and well-being. Walking our dogs regularly is one of the first steps to both their physical and mental health. When our dogs are more physically fit, they feel better, are more energetic, experience less behavioral problems associated with feeling unhealthy, and they live longer. Fit dogs can live two full years or more longer than obese dogs.
Dog owners often hear that socialization is important when dogs are puppies, especially in the first four months of their lives. While this is true, socialization shouldn’t stop there. Dogs that lose the “practice” of socialization with other dogs and people can develop anxiety or phobias over time. Walking our dogs and exposing them to different dogs, people and situations is a win for everyone. For dogs that already have anxiety or fears, it might seem counter-intuitive to take them out to be around the things they’re afraid of or reactive to but with the right tools and leadership, both the socialization and physical act of walking can help completely reverse the behavioral problems.
Walking our dogs can be a great source of structure and complements the structure that we provide inside the home. In fact, the two are inseparable: structure inside the home translates to good behavior outside the home; and structure that’s reinforced outside the home translates to improved behavior inside the home. Because we love our dogs we often believe they should have all the freedom in the world. But structure is hard-wired into dogs: they seek it, crave it and are happier with it. Even a dog’s free time is better enjoyed by them and safer when it’s presented in a structured way.
In a pack, a dog could almost completely rely on the leadership of the pack leaders from which to derive their confidence. Living with humans doesn’t mean that dogs don’t need confidence; they need it even more so since the rhythm of our lives can be hectic and emotional. Dogs build confidence when they’re able to see, smell and experience many different things and can learn about different areas of the world. This is yet another way that walking benefits dogs.