Why Unleashed?

  • All Grass

    Our K9 grass is engineered and designed just for dogs.

  • Pool

    Ahhh, nothing refreshes our guests quicker than a splash in our bone shaped pool.

  • Cage Free

    No metal cages or kennels. Our suites are all glass.

  • Save

    Our packages and discounts are aimed to keep our guests coming back at an affordable rate.

  • Indoor Park

    Unleashed offers the space of an outdoor park but in a climate-controlled building.

  • All Dogs Welcome

    EVERY dog deserves proper care. No matter the breed or temperament, your dog is welcome at Unleashed.

  • Traditional & Non

    We offer both forms of daycare to suit every dog’s needs.

  • Drive Thru

    In a hurry? Stay in your car and let us do our job.

  • Dogs are People Too!

    We believe if it’s not suitable for people, it’s not suitable for dogs.

  • Professional Grooming

    Our groomers have 15 years experience and are available by appointment or at the conclusion of your dog’s visit.

  • Webcams

    We encourage our clients to peek in on their dogs throughout the day and experience a day at Unleashed while checking on their dog.

  • Trained Staff

    Our staff complete a rigorous training program to ensure they can handle any and all situations they may encounter at Unleashed.

Dog Walking Tips for Beginners

Whether you’re tasked with walking the neighbor’s dog when they’re out of town or a professional dog walker, it’s important to understand and practice the baseline dog walking requirements. After reading this article you’ll be able to get a head start on the dog walking path to success.

Necessary Gear

As a dog walker, walking other people’s dogs you can expect many of your friends or customers to have their own preferred collars, leashes, and supplies. You shouldn’t show up ill-equipped though, below is a list of supplies you, the great dog walker you are should show up with.

  • Poop bags –Don’t be that person, clean up after the dog you’re walking. To not do so is not only unsanitary but can spread diseases to those who come across it.
  • Cell phone – It’s good to have when you need it. Be weary of distracted walking, it should be stowed away while on your walk.
  • Leash and collar – 9 times out of 10 the dog’s owners will provide these, but you’re a successful and prepared dog walker, a level above the rest. You have them handy, just in case.
  • Appropriate clothing – If you’re dog walking in the evening or night, wear reflective or bright clothing. Doing so will help to keep both you and the dog safe from cars and bicyclists.
  • Water – Bring enough for you and the dog you’re walking; some companies sell collapsible bowls that can be easily carried.

What to Do and Expect on the Walk

It’s important to understand the temperament of the dog you’re walking. Before your walk be sure to chat with the owners to gain an understanding of how their dog interacts with others. If you encounter other dogs on your walk be courteous and ask if you and the dog can approach. This will prevent any aggressive issue from either dog from happening.

If you’re walking during the summer months be aware of the heat. Concrete and walking surfaces can become very hot and harm the dog’s feet. If you’re walking in the cold, the same applies for ice and packed snow.

Having a few treats on hand can encourage productive behavior from your dog and make for a happy walk for the both of you. Check with the owners first if it’s okay to use treats as positive reinforcement.

Pulling or jerking on the leash is actually counter intuitive, doing so can make the dog pull harder in their direction. Instead, use verbal commands and praise. Doing so in a happy, cheery voice is a better solution and offers positive encouragement for the dog.

After the Walk

Well done! You’ve successfully made it to the final steps.

If the dog got dirty in any way be sure to clean them up before entering the house.

Walks are stimulating and tiring for dogs, be sure to give them the opportunity to hydrate and if it lines up with their normal feeding schedule give them time to eat before you leave.

Check with the owners either before hand or after if there are any requested closing instructions. Things like giving the dog a treat, putting them in the kennel or a specific room, and locking up on your way out.

To find out more about our dog walking services please visit our web page!