16 Mar

Who Else Wants to Stop Their Dog from Jumping on People?

lab at rest

Jumping on people is a natural dog behavior. While this may not seem an issue when your dog is still a puppy, it could become embarrassing and even dangerous as he or she grows older.

Imagine the impact of your 100 pound lab jumping on a visitor in your home or stranger on the street!

Stopping this behavior is imperative and the earlier in the life of your dog you curb it, the better.

Just like little children, dogs learn to understand right from wrong behavior by observing your reaction to situations. Unlike children, however, they can’t talk. Therefore, you teach them acceptable behavior through consistent and repetitive actions.

One of the reasons your dog jumps on you is because it naturally wants to assert its authority over you and that is not healthy dog behavior. You must be in charge.

You need to let your pet know who the boss is. This does not, however, mean being hostile or punishing your dog.

Sometimes, it’s just to say ‘hello’, or to say ‘I’m excited’ with the expectation of being petted or cuddled. If this behavior is not nipped in the bud, it could become an issue much later, as earlier stated.

One of the easiest ways to stop a habit is to replace it with another. This applies as much to humans as it does to dogs. You make your dog know you don’t want that behavior by helping him or her with an alternative.

If you walk in through the door and get jumped on, there are a few methods you can use. You can ignore the jumping entirely, you can turn your side so your pet has a harder time finding a place to put his or her paws, or you could just try to avoid the move. When your pet settles to fours, you should go ahead and give him or her a nice cuddle or a treat or both.

When you reach down to do this, she may want to jump on you again. If this happens, simply withdraw from her, stand up straight, and do one of the above methods until she settles down on her paws anain. Reinforce this with another stroking or cuddling.

Always make sure to reinforce the good behavior by reaching out to pet or reward your dog when he or she’s settled down. This positive reinforcement must always be carried out.

This is not a one off thing nor will it change the dog’s behavior quickly. You will need to do this repetitively and consistently in reaction to the jumps until your dog understands that sitting when you walk in is more rewarding than jumping on you.

If you have a hyperactive dog who may not like to sit, you may use a toy or some other objects to distract your pet when he or she tries to jump on you.

Always try to stay calm and don’t get angry and shout or scold your dog; don’t push him or her away.

You can fast track the training by walking out the back door and coming in through the front door again several times during the day and repeat the sequence.

To extend the training to visitors, you can get some of your friends or neighbors to help out. Let them repeat the above process with your dog at different times.

When the door bell rings, tell your dog to sit, if your dog jumps, your visitor should ignore him or her and then move but if your dog remains sitting, give him or her a nice warm cuddle to reinforce that behavior.

If you stick to the routine and are patient, your dog’s behavior will be eventually be transformed.




09 Mar

What Everybody Ought to Know About Raising a Puppy

This post was written by a friend of the site, Kimberly LeMaster. She has many years of experience raising and training dogs. She’s here to share with us some of the experiences she had being a puppy owner and some tips on how to survive it and thrive.

If you need some help taking your puppy on potty and exercise breaks while you’re busy, be sure to check out what dog walking and pet sitting services Saint Louis Dog Walkers can offer you and your pup.

happy puppy

When I picked up my puppy from his breeder, I thought for sure I was completely ready for him. I had planned out his potty schedule, food schedule and even how and what he would learn. I knew at what age he would learn agility, and when he would begin advanced obedience training. What I was not prepared for were the times in which I had run out of things to teach him due to his extremely high intelligence, or what activities I could do to keep him physically fit during deep winter snowstorms. It seemed like all the planning in the world would not prepare me for the devotion I saw in his eyes as he looked up at me. However, if I had not done the extensive planning I had before I picked him up that one fateful day he and I both would be in a world of trouble with unwanted behavioral problems!

Preparations Before Pickup

Once you have found which breeder, rescue or shelter your puppy will come from as well as when they will be ready to go home with you, you will need to start your preparations. Making a grocery list of items that you and your puppy will need to begin raising him right, prevent behavioral problems and help him develop into a true good canine citizen and family member is your first step.

Obviously a collar, harness and leash will be needed. Make notes of the sizes you will need for your puppy. Buy collars and harnesses that are adjustable. Puppies grow incredibly fast, and you may need to make adjustments to the size of your equipment on a weekly basis. Just like the need for an adjustable collar, you may need an adjustable crate! The rule of thumb is to purchase a crate that will be big enough when your puppy grows into an adult, around the age of 2 years. There lies a problem, though, because too much room in a crate for a puppy can lead to potty accidents inside this space which should never see urine or feces! On the market, there are now crates that come with a removable wall. This wall can make your puppy’s crate space smaller, and be removed when he grows larger. While these crates make potty training easier, they most certainly are not requirements.

Weeks before I picked up my puppy, his baby blue colored crate sat next to my bed. It had a small bed inside along with 2 chew toys. It was not an adjustable crate, but I felt I did not need one. My puppy is now a 2 year old Australian Shepherd, and to this day his crate never had a potty accident. If you feel that you have the ability to control your puppy’s potty habits with a schedule like I did, then an adjustable crate most likely will never be needed. However, if you have a habit of slipping on taking your puppy out to potty as often as he needs, then you may end up with a puppy that never learns to control it’s bladder while indoors.

More Preparations

So, you have your leash, collar, harness and crate. What’s next? You know your puppy will need toys to play with, but do you know what kind? Avoid soft rubber toys, even for small breeds, as they can quickly and easily be shredded with tiny, sharp puppy teeth. Little bits of these toys can be swallowed leading to a bowel obstruction. Instead, look for quality puppy teething toys, indestructible chew toys like the KONG brand rubber toys, and plush toys. Plush toys should not be given to your puppy without supervision as they are also easily destoyed and eaten. Plush toys with squeakers are quick to become favorites for almost any puppy, and they are useful in getting your puppy to engage in interacting with you. Not only does this help your bond grow, but you can even implement these toys and play time into helping your puppy learn basic manners, such as not to jump up, not to bite or be mouthy, and always be polite to get what he wants.

Toys are fun to shop for, but you also need to put on your constructive thinking cap to look for a high quality, safe and nutritious food that will nourish your puppy’s body and help him thrive. A poor quality food from harmful ingredients such as corn, wheat and soy can actually impact your puppy’s behavior and growth. Look for grain free foods, either kibble, canned, frozen or raw that are meant for your puppy’s size, growth rate and energy level. You really can provide too many nutrients to a puppy harming the growth of his joints and skeletal system, so it is vital that you find a puppy food that fits the needs of your little fur ball. If you are obtaining your puppy from an ethical breeder, they would be an ideal choice to speak with about the right food for your little one.

Treats are a necessity! Your puppy should go through at least 1 or 2 training sessions in your home every day. It can be as simple as teach him to sit or providing a reward for lying quietly during a movie, but he needs treats! Sometimes puppies are perfectly happy receiving his kibble as a treat, but when it comes to developing his obedience skills you will want a higher level reward. Just like with his food, he needs a high quality treat that is either in tiny sized pieces or can be broken up into small pieces. No matter what size your puppy is, a treat that is small and quickly eaten will keep his mind on training instead of working on eating his treat.

Train, Train, Train!

You can obtain the best crate, the best food, the most professional quality grooming equipment that money can buy but the one thing that will make your dog the best dog you’ve ever had is your ability to train him, bond with him, and make every moment count. Obedience classes are great for both the first time puppy parent and seasoned dog owners. Even professional dog trainers like myself find useful tools, tips, and help in an obedience class. These classes will teach you how to teach your puppy at home. If you are doing something that may be confusing your puppy that you did not even realize you were doing, such as confusing hand signals then you have a trainer right then and there to point it out and help you along the way. This is a valuable tool that goes a long way, no matter how much you already know about training.

Meanwhile, it is up to you to train your puppy at home. My puppy began his potty training on the ride home! His breeder lived about 4.5 hours away from me and we made several stops on the way home to allow my little one to potty. These little rest stops only lasted maybe 10 minutes, and every time he managed to eliminate. He was given positive reinforcement for going potty outside, and he did not have a single accident on the way out, outside of a little car sickness. Your puppy is completely helpless without your guidance, and you are the one who needs to teach him with kindness and respect that eliminating in the proper place is a good thing.

Once you get home with your pooch, potty training begins with a consistent schedule. Your dog’s schedule is similar to your own work or schedule, except it is meant to help plan and predict his potty needs! A typical puppy schedule will start first thing in the morning when he is take out of his crate and straight to his place to go potty. After that potty break, he can have a short supervised play break before his breakfast. To help further his crate training, you can give your puppy all of his meals inside his crate. Allow your puppy to rest and relax after eating to allow proper digestion, then about 20 minutes later he should be allowed to potty again. Every time your dog eats or drinks, he should be given the opportunity to potty about 20 minutes later. This is because a puppy’s digestive system has not fully developed, and he cannot completely control his bladder or bowels. If not given the ability to potty in the correct place, he will potty wherever he is. It’s something he simply cannot physically control, and it should not be held against him or his intelligence.

If your puppy does not potty when you take him out, don’t worry. Just give him about 10 minutes in his potty place, and when he does not go bring him back into his crate with a special crate-only chew toy for about 15 minutes. After that time, take him out again for another 10 minutes. Your puppy will also need to potty roughly every 1.5 hours throughout the day, during or after playtime, last thing before bed, before and after training and any time you see him circling with his nose to the ground!

Between his breakfast and lunch time, you can decide on his play and exercise times, training times and over all fun and bonding time. Within a week of using this consistent schedule, you will be able to alter it as you learn the needs of your puppy. Your puppy may need to go potty more often than your created schedule, or even less often. Each puppy is an individual, so learn him well to create a solid working schedule!

Puppy Love

After having my own puppy for 2 years, and as a seasoned dog trainer I have learned more than I ever had training adult dogs. Puppies are truly unique creatures, and just like a human infant they are completely helpless, relying on you for their every need. Are you ready to accept that challenge?

02 Mar

3 Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

dog sitting

It’s very likely that you have experienced the consequences of leaving your dog home alone. You come home to find that he or she chewed your furniture or destroyed your shoes. There are actually many things that can cause a dog to have all kinds of behavior issues such as anxiety. When you leave your dog alone this can trigger that anxiety easily. Today I will give you some great ideas on how you can make sure that your dog is not going to get overly anxious and create a mess in your house when you leave for hours or even days.

Dogs tend to be very nervous by nature when they are used to being alone even if they are in a familiar environment. Here are some of the best things you can do to help your pet feel safer and more confident when left alone:

Teach your dog independence

A dog can easily become clingy and this is something that a lot of pet owners allow to happen. The reason why we don’t mind doing this most of the time is that we feel like we are always going to protect our dog anyway. We feel like our dog is not going to be homeless and that our dog is never going to have to scavenge for food in the streets. Even when this is very likely true, you will need to allow your dog to learn to be independent. When you have a pet that lives with us at home, you need to make sure that it can be alone for a few hours a day at least.

The best way to do this is to take your dog to the backyard and put some toys out there that can entertain the animal too. If you notice that your dog starts to bark and howl then this means that the animal is getting anxious. You should allow for the dog to calm down alone, even if he ends up howling for the entire two hours. You should not reward the dog giving him or her access into the house. If you do this, the dog will know that by barking and howling it will be allowed inside. this is a terrible ay to handle the problem, so even if you feel bad, leave the dog outside and don’t let the dog in until the barking stops.

Don’t be too emotional

There is nothing wrong with loving your dog and giving the dog a good life free of harm and abuse, but some people can go from caring and loving to overly emotional. this is not the right way to treat your dog. Your dog is like a child in that you can spoil him or her. Just like a child, the dog is not to blame for this. One way to combat this is to stop making a big deal of coming back home. If your dog gets jumpy and anxious, just wait until it calms down and then pet your dog. Don’t talk to your dog like it’s a baby ether. this not a tone of voice for a master to have. You are the master and this is not a bad thing. You need to learn to lead your pet or it will feel like it has control over you.

Always punish bad behavior and don’t always reward good behavior

It might be tempting to always reward your dog for doing things right, but the behavior that is not anxious or needy is supposed to be normal. If you reward your dog for normal behavior, you will train him or her to expect a treat for it and this will be confusing when you have no treats. If you want to reward your pet, you can pet his or her head, but the best time to pet a dog is when there is no specific reason to do it.

If you’re going to be away from home for a long day at work or vacation, check out Saint Louis Dog Walkers dog walking and pet sitting services available. We can take your pet out for exercise when you get busy.

25 Feb

5 Dog Park Safety Tips

Human beings love living an active social life and having fun outdoors. So do our canine friends. Dog parks offer both humans and dogs the opportunity to do just that!

However, taking your dog to a park demands a degree of responsibility from you in order to ensure that the time out is beneficial to your pet and others. A trip to a dog park can turn awry or even become costly to you if certain factors are not taken into consideration.

There are basically five important aspects of dog care that you need to pay attention to before deciding to take your dog for a visit to the park. These are health, training, understanding behavior, preparation, and supervision.

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You should ensure that your dog has been vaccinated to avoid him or her contracting or spreading dangerous pathogens while at the park. Also be sure that your dog is not injured or in any kind of pain. Consult with your vet be sure that your dog has taken the required shots and is healthy enough to go to the park.

To avoid pregnancy or unwanted sexual behavior, get your dog spayed or neutered. An unneutered male has high testosterone levels when in heat and could become a nuisance to female dogs or a target of aggression from other male dogs.


In order to avoid unpleasant situations, you need to be in control of your dog’s behavior while at the park. You therefore need to get him or her properly trained to be able to respond to and obey your instructions. Basic skills like responding when you call, tell it to sit, or settle down are essential.


Not all dogs are the same. Understanding your dog’s temperament and behavior under different circumstances is important before allowing him or her to mingle with others in a park environment. Before going to a park, you could allow him or her to play with other dogs in the neighborhood. Understand your dog’s body language, social behavior and communication signals. If your pet exhibits signs of antisocial behavior, he or she may not be a good dog park candidate.


Prior to walking your dog to a park, it may be necessary for you to pay a few visits first to ascertain its suitability.

A good dog park should have the following features:

  • The space should be large enough to allow for playing and running around. An easily crowded park is not ideal because the dogs may become tense and overly aggressive.
  • The fencing around the park must be firm and secure. Look around to ensure there are no holes through which dogs can leave the park unnoticed.
  • The park should have shaded areas where dogs can rest, especially in hot weather. Also important in this regard is availability of water.
  • A good park should have enough trash bags and cans to take care of dog waste.
  • If you have a small or young dog, check to be sure that the park has a separate section that caters to this category. Younger dogs can easily get bullied or intimidated by older ones.

During your prep visits,

  • Look around for notices and information about the park use. Some parks may require your dog to have some documentation before admission.
  • Note the days of the week and times when the park is busiest and choose when it is best to visit with your dog.
  • Also, observe the manners of other park users and how they handle their dogs. Some people are poor handlers and you may want to avoid visiting on the days that they come around.


On your visit, take along some treats and enough water for both you and your dog.

Before entering the park, stay around the perimeter for a while to allow other dogs get used to seeing yours. Dogs get excited over a newcomer and may mob your dog if you are not careful.

Be alert and be on the watch for your dog while in the park to ensure he or she doesn’t get into any sticky situations.

To stay connected, call your dog from time to time, have a short private game or pat and allow her continue playing with others.

Allow your dog to enjoy itself and mix freely. However, if you notice any discomfort or unusual behavior from your dog or if other dogs become unruly, you may need to cut your stay short.

In the event that your dog gets into a fight, keep calm. You can interrupt the fight by using an air horn or water hose. Don’t pull your dog by the collar to avoid being bitten. The scuffling dogs should be separated by their owners by pulling them from behind. To avoid injury, pull your dog from the hips above the knee area and gently pull her backwards. Don’t grab by the paws, ankles or knee.

After a fight, you may decide to leave or walk your dog to another area of the park, if it is large enough.


Don’t shout or chatter noisily with others. This can make the whole atmosphere in the park charged and may result in unusual behavior from the dogs.

Don’t go to the park with your dog’s personal toys, others may want to share and yours may be unwilling.

Clean up after your dog to keep the park clean.





22 Feb

Tips on How to Avoid Puppy Mills

The dirtiest secret of the dog world is puppy mills. In case you don’t know, here’s some info. The act of breeding dogs in mass in an unfavorable condition with little or no human interaction is referred to as a puppy mill. The possibility that you are just hearing about it doesn’t mean it’s a new trend. In fact, it has been around for decades. Arguably, the worst thing about puppy mills is that the dogs are only used for breeding, and nothing else. When they stop breeding, they are either discarded or euthanized.

puppy mill dogs

Where to find dogs bred this way

Although we cannot say definitively that all the dogs in pet shops and flea markets are bred this way, they are mostly found in those places. They can also be purchased from the internet. You may need to avoid buying dogs from pet shops that don’t tell you how they were bred.

You need to be educated about puppy mills in order to avoid buying puppies bred in such horrible conditions.

Why it’s bad to purchase puppies from puppy mills

Merely looking at some of the dogs you may think that there’s no difference between the ones bred in puppy mills and the ones bred in a normal condition. However, puppies bred in mills only serve to make the breeder richer. The breeder does not provide adequate nutrition, space, and attention. These types of dog have little interaction with people, hence they might not respond properly to training. They are used to unfavorable conditions and harsh treatment, which makes it possible for the dogs to be very aggressive and/or develop mental disorders.

Are they healthy to keep in your home? NO! The majority of dogs bred in puppy mills are not healthy due to the unhygienic environment in which they live.

Before you buy a puppy, make sure you ask a few questions to be sure where the dog is actually coming from. It’s most likely that pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills, however they should be able to tell you more about it. You might need to look at the documentation in order to confirm where the puppy was bred. In case the documentation is deceitful (you may not always be able to tell,) you may have to look for somewhere else to purchase your puppy. You need to be sure that the puppy is from reputable source such as the Humane Society.

Another thing you need to do is to familiarize yourself with the law concerning animal/pet care and breeding in your region. In case there’s any inconveniences, you can easily convey it to your local agent.

Buying puppies from puppy stores doesn’t mean you can’t get puppies from a reputable breeder, but you need to be sure that you know what they are trying to sell you.

You can help prevent animal mistreatment by reporting to the appropriate agency, and avoid purchasing from illegal breeders.

Animals bred in puppy mills are never treated properly. Tell someone if you know of any mills and help prevent harsh treatment on animals.

Mutts are healthier, anyway! Consider adopting! (Places to adopt: Humane Society, APA, StrayRescue)

19 Feb

Local Business Spotlight: Wolfgang’s Pet Stop

Wolfgang’s pet stop is a nice local business located in the Central West End on 330 N Euclid 63108. We stopped by today to see what they’re all about.


Wolfgang of Wolfgang’s Pet Stop

The first thing I noticed was that the shop was split into two parts – a general dog care supply shop and a grooming salon. We were greeted by Kristin, who was working the desk, as we finished walking up the steps to the shop.

Wolfgang's Pet Stop Products

Some of the products along the wall

There were dogs there, too, which is always a plus! They were there because of their daycare service. Some of the dogs were up with Kristin behind the desk and the rest were playing happily in another pen.

Wolfgang's Pet Stop Day Care

Day Care

While we were there, we got to talk with Carole, the trainer at Wolfgang’s Pet Stop. She helped us get to know the company a bit better and told us about the baked pet treats. They’re made in house! They looked delicious, but we were assured that they don’t taste good to humans since there’s no sugar added. Here are some pictures!

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If you live in the area (or even if you don’t) and have never heard of them, why not head on down and meet the friendly folk at Wolfgang’s Pet Stop? You’ll be glad you did!

Their contact info: www.wolfgangspetstop.com (314)-367-8088 Twitter Facebook

If you’d like to support this local business, you can participate in their in-house silent auction or donate directly via this page. Thank you for any and all help you provide!

18 Feb

Dog Wellness Tips

Here are a few guidelines that you can follow when dealing with unhealthy elements your dog may encounter.

With regards to your dog’s health you must trust your gut feelings. If your pet shows signs of illness, consult your veterinarian. Keep in mind that you can self-diagnose with proper research but your veterinarian will be the only person that can create a final and accurate analysis.

Fleas used to be a big dog health care challenge. Aside from their itchy bites, they can carry tapeworms too. Fleas and lice are now a relatively easy task to deal with thanks to the countless dog shampoos, anti-flea dog collars and vitamins that are on the market today.

Remember to not use human shampoo to clean your dog since it will remove the natural oils on the fur and later on the dog’s pores and skin would need to secrete a lot more oil to make up for it. Flea sprays, flea-collars, powders or any other products can be purchased from any pet supply store.

It’s great to seek the advice of your veterinarian when starting out. Puppies require frequent deworming at their first few weeks of life. Dog healthcare specialists declare that worm immunity in pups doesn’t appear until they reach six months old. The worm larvae can move from the mother to the pups. To be able to meet the canine healthcare requirements you have to eliminate all stools from your own garden, keep your the lawn cut, and be sure you never feed your pet raw meat. Make sure any meat given to them is fully cooked and unseasoned.

healthy dog

Ensure that you keep your dog away from any dangerous substances that could cause poisoning. Dog healthcare specialists explain that quick treatment is essential, should anything happen. If you believe your dog could have ingested toxic substances, try to provide some milk as an initial aid measure and contact your vet immediately.

15 Feb

Dog Leash Guide

Dog leashes can be found in a variety of styles. You can choose from retractable dog leashes, leather leashes, fashion leashes, hands-free leashes and much more. Countless color types are also obtainable and the weights are based around how big your pet is.

Pekinese on a Leash


One of the first things to consider when leashing your pet is the age. Needless to say we all know an adult dog could have poor bones and arthritic joints and the younger dogs mainly are playful and considerably persistent. The variances in behavior require you to gauge your pet accordingly.

Puppies can be conscious and a little irritated when you start to walk them with a new leash. It is advised that you utilize a harness or perhaps a collar separate from the leash. This is because younger dogs can be very hot tempered and may chew the leash and damage it. They could also pull on the leash. In this case, you need a harness to avoid harming your pet.

Dog on a Harness


Older dogs  usually take longer to conform to the leash, particularly if they weren’t raised with one.

To avoid your pet getting irritated, place the leash on the neck of your dog when they are eating or doing something enjoyable for them.

Be patient to steer your puppies since many of them tend to grasp and untie the collar. A leash can be distracting for them during their first week with it. Give your pet your full attention until he or she gets better accustomed to it.

If you think your pet is already comfortable with the leash, you may take your pet for a walk in the park. Adhere to your dog as he roams around while keeping the leash. As soon as your dog notices the leash, quickly provide him a meal or dog treat. As a result, you as well as your dog could have the leash connected with the daily routine.

12 Feb

The Benefits of In-home Pet Sittings vs Kennels

Trying to work out the best way to care for your pet? Some people can find it quite hard to know what the solution will be for their own pets. For most, the choice is between hiring a pet sitter and using a kennel. Depending on what you want to get, both can have their uses. If you aren’t sure of what you should be considering for your own pet, you should start looking into what both solutions can offer you.

Dog on Wicker Seat

In House Pet Sitter

  • This can make it easier for your pet to get used to being home alone. It can help your pet develop a sense of independence and even be able to stay home alone after a while.
  • With a pet sitter your pet will have a routine to follow, giving it more discipline and ensuring that it will be able to relax even when you aren’t around to look after it.
  • This can reduce stress for both of you. Your pet will feel like part of the family, and you won’t have a pet that struggles to control itself while home alone!
  • There is a better standard of care in many ways. Your pet is looked after in its own comfortable home and is not just one of many pets being watched.
  • When you come home, your house will be just as clean as you left it – no ripped up toys or cereal boxes.

Using a Kennel Service

  • A kennel might put your pet in a constrained area that may make it feel uncomfortable at night.
  • Your pet will be exposed to many potential sources of illness (e.g. other dogs.)
  • Your pet may feel stressed by the kennel’s tight schedule and confined spaces. This could lead to your pet losing its discipline and barking and whining for attention.
  • Stressed pets are not happy pets. They are also more prone to illnesses, mental or otherwise.

Dog Behind Fence

As you can see, kennels can be hazardous to your pet’s health. It’s not guaranteed, but do you really want to risk it? Your pet will receive better care and be happier with an in home pet sitter.

We’ll be able to give your pet the help it needs in staying active and healthy at home as well as becoming more accustomed to staying at your home. If you want to be sure that your pet is happy and stress free, consider a local in home pet sitter instead of kennels. Be sure to check out what pet services Saint Louis Dog Walkers can offer you.

09 Feb

Why should you hire Saint Louis Dog Walkers?

There are some situations when you will need someone to take care of your dog, and when those times come you will need someone who has experience and more importantly loves dogs. Since it is understandable for you to have doubts when you have to make such an important decision, we have decided to talk more about the most common situations when you might need our service.

When you have too much work

There are many owners who do not have time to walk their dogs, and thus, they come to us. They know that this is a place where they can find all the support they need. After all, we are specialized in pet care. The next time you have too much work and you don’t have the time to walk your dog, give us a call at 314-446-9310!

When you are out of town

When you go out of town, you have two options: bring your dog with you, or find someone to take care of your dog. Maybe your friends don’t have the time or knowledge to do these things for you either, or maybe the neighbors own a parrot that is afraid of your dog. The truth is that it might be difficult to find the right people to look after your dog, and when you are in a hurry you cannot take your time in order to find the suitable persons for this job. However, you don’t have to worry about that because you’ve come to the right place! We can even send someone to stay at your house while you are gone. All of our employees are insured and bonded. It’s just like babysitting, but for dogs.

Daily visits

Sometimes when you do not have time, your dog will be bored, and there is a chance that he will start chewing something he shouldn’t. Thus, it is best to come here and find a person who is willing to play with your dog. Even if we already have some clients who request daily visits, we can probably make it work.

Additionally, you should know that this is a customer-oriented company, and thus, we appreciate your feedback. There is a contact us form at the bottom of the About Us page, and we also have Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts. You can also email peter@saintlouisdogwalkers.com and we should get back to you in a timely fashion.