Terms and Conditions

  • All dogs being walked will need an initial consultation. This must take place at least one day before the walk and will take a minimum of of 10-20 minutes.
  • Any vet bills resulting from the dog walk must be covered by the owner or owners insurance, we are not liable for injuries or illness which occur during a dog walk.
  • Owners must leave a contact number where they will be reachable during the walk in the case of an emergency.
  • Dogs must have a regular flee treatment and be wormed, with vaccinations up to date.
  • Dogs who exhibit illness prior to a walk will not be taken out for a walk.
  • Dogs who show signs of illness or poor health during a walk may be taken to the vet if needed, which will be at the cost of the owner.
  • It is expected that your dog will be fed and well hydrated prior to their walk.
  • We will give treats and water during their walk and will be sensitive to their dietary needs.
  • We will not administer any medication.
  • We do not supply dog jackets, but if you have one we will use it when needed.
  • Dogs should be microchipped.
  • Dogs should have a collar and/or harness, and leash.
  • We will not walk any dog with a citrus collar as we believe this is not an acceptable barking deterrent.
  • Dogs MUST NOT show any signs of aggression towards other dogs or humans.
  • We will walk either on or off leash depending on our trust in the dog, the environment and the suitability of the location.
  • Dogs MUST be trained with good recall in order to be walked off leash. If a dog has poor recall and cannot be walked off leash the owner is expected to state this before the walk. If a dog is to escape or come to harm as a result of being off leash at the owners request Poole Dog Walking will not be held responsible for this.
  • Dogs will be cleaned as much as possible before they are settled back into their home at the end of the walk.
  • We reserve the right to refuse to walk any dogs showing ill health or aggression, without refund.