Why Hire Leash and Keys?
Your dog needs daily exercise in order to stay both physically and mentally healthy. If you’re unable to regularly walk your dog every 4-6 hours because of work schedules, health issues or any other reason, engaging a dog walking service is an investment worth making.
Leash and Keys specializes in private one- on- one excursions from your home, so your pet will never need to travel in a car or be grouped together with other dogs. Almost every tragic story associated with dog walkers originates with pets being out in multi-dog packs, transported in vehicles and/or taken to leash free areas. For these reasons, we do not offer group walks. While it’s true that group walking garners the highest compensation for dog walkers, our top priority is the safety of your pet(s).
However, if you have 2 or 3 dogs in your family that regularly walk together, that’s something we definitely welcome. Thankfully, Oakville is a very fitness -friendly city and in many neighbourhoods there are plenty of trails available for dogs that prefer “off roading”. Also, if your dog really likes play time and you have a fenced yard, we can incorporate a walk & play combo visit for the best of both worlds.
Walking Dogs With Special Needs
Working with dogs that have socialization issues is a specialty at Leash and Keys (see Laverne’s Story) Many dogs can have emotional damage from past experiences or they may just be naturally shy or skittish around strangers. Having experience with rescue work, combined with a touch of ‘dog whisperer’ karma means we have the patience, passion and empathy required to bring out the best in our canine clients.
For every dog there is the perfect dog walker, which is why we always schedule a complimentary meet and greet for all prospective new clients.