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Dog walking during the day – Belconnen area

By Hank - 18 July 2012 11

I have a 7 month old Border Collie at home who is in need of day-time walks.

I walk her every evening, but it seems once a day isn’t enough as she has SO much energy and is taking it out on our yard.  We own another puppy who she plays with during the day, but he is a smaller breed of dog so likes to spend his day napping while she gets into all sorts of trouble.

I feel our Collie would definitely benefit from two walks a day, however my wife is pregnant and works full time and I often work late hours so it makes it difficult. I would love to find someone who lives in the Belconnen area who would be interested in taking her out for some walk’s – or even run’s – during the week whilst we are at work. She is well behaved on the lead and she is extremely friendly with people, children and other dogs.

If anyone can suggest a solution or someone in the area can help? Please let me know.

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Dog walking during the day – Belconnen area
BreannaMinisini 2:57 pm 04 Mar 15

I am available during the days and am great with animals. I would love to be considered to walk your dog.

BreannaMinisini 2:55 pm 04 Mar 15

In a university student in Belconnen, I would be interested in dog walking, I love animals and have an open schedule, if you are still looking for a dog walker that is reasonably priced I would love to.

klee 2:04 pm 19 Jul 12

as the other owner of this dog, id just like to comment that we have owned collies in the past and we did extensive research. we are well aware that they require mental and physical stimulation. we are fit and active people – however you cannot run a puppy until it is one year old because they are still growing – this is how you cause ligiment damage by running them too early. as mentioned above, she has long walks every evening – the walks also include games of fetch off the lead – we can and do provide the excercise she needs, however she is only 7 months old, so she is at the digging and chewing stage. we had thought perhaps a visit during the day would prevent her from doing this. she is home during the day, WITH our other dog, four days a week, for less than 8 hours a day and she goes to obedience training every weekend where she interacts with other dogs, and she is taken to the dog park regularly to ensure she stays well socialised. So assumptions about our ‘current lifestyle’ are incorrect. Thank you to the rest of you who did offer useful advice, this is very much appreciated.

poetix 4:53 pm 18 Jul 12

Take a look in allclassifieds.com in the sheep section.

maniac 3:59 pm 18 Jul 12

carnardly said :

BCs are high energy dogs. The average hour walk won’t be enough to stimulate their minds and bodies, especially on a youngun.

Unless you happen to be a runner that runs 10 kms on each “walk”

Take up running yourself…. or give her something else to do – join an agility class or flyball or something.

It’s not just about the physical but the mental too.

Can you get up at 5 am and give her an extra burn before work too?

Acutally as this dog is 7 months old she is much too young to join agility. Dogs have to be fourteen months or over to join.

I have two border collie pups and we play lots of games, ball throwing and long hikes up hills to tire them out!

mcmc 3:04 pm 18 Jul 12

Take a look on allclassifieds.com in the services section. There are always people there looking to walk dogs.

weeziepops 12:43 pm 18 Jul 12

Why would you get a border collie if you can’t provide the exercise it needs? It is common knowledge that BC’s need a lot of exercise. That said, you have chosen to get one and it is great that you are focused on finding ways to provide exercise opportunities.

jessie1 12:38 pm 18 Jul 12

Sorry Hank, sounds like you have the wrong breed of dog for your current lifestyle. BC’s are working dogs and need more than just another walk. Big committment if you don’t have the time.

However, check the local newspaper which usually has dog walker adverts, that might help.

good luck

carnardly 12:12 pm 18 Jul 12

BCs are high energy dogs. The average hour walk won’t be enough to stimulate their minds and bodies, especially on a youngun. Unless you happen to be a runner that runs 10 kms on each “walk”

Take up running yourself…. or give her something else to do – join an agility class or flyball or something. It’s not just about the physical but the mental too. Can you get up at 5 am and give her an extra burn before work too?

Zeital 11:53 am 18 Jul 12

find your local dog park (http://www.tams.act.gov.au/play/pcl/get_out_there/where_to_go/wherecanitakemydog/fenced_dog_park) and take her there. I have a 1 yro Husky that i take to the dog park because walks just don’t cut it. its good social aspect for both owners and dogs. i’m normally at the dog park for a good 1hr + every day and it does wonders XD

johnboy 9:29 am 18 Jul 12

Sounds like you need a run rather than a walk.

Have you taught her to fetch and invested in a ball chucker?

20 mins in the morning chasing a tennis ball on the local oval can solve a lot of problems.

Realistically if you want a regular dog walker you should pay for the service.

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