WalkingDog Walking in Hoboken, NJ
Structured Dog Walking
We love dogs here just as much as anyone but in our opinion being just a “dog lover” is not enough. All of our walkers are trained to understand dog psychology and proper loose leash walking so that when your dog is out with us they are not only getting fantastic physical and mental exercise but also learning and maintaining excellent leash walking skills.
We believe that mastering the walk is the most important thing your dog can learn and that’s exactly what we focus on so the dog you come home to is a calm, fulfilled and most importantly happy dog!
Positive Behavior Reinforcement
Think about it, would you send a child to only Chuck E. Cheese’s every day and expect them to be calm and well behaved in other areas of life?
Dog parks are a great concept, but often aren’t used efficiently. Rarely are there “dog walkers” who understand the psychology of a dog and how to manage this complex type of social setting.
Intensity levels are usually allowed to run very high, no rules are applied, and the outcome is usually pretty chaotic where bad behaviors are learned instead of positive behavior being reinforced. There’s a reason why veterinarians will tell you that 80% – 90% of dog bites occur in dog parks. Instead, we focus on dogs socializing together by migrating (walking) as a pack in a fun balanced way, how Mother Nature intended.
Crystal Clear Rules
So often we see “dog walkers” petting and giving affection to over-excited, jumping, pulling or even nipping dogs which only makes those behaviors worse for the owner. We provide just as much affection (if not more!) but provide it at the right time when your dog is in a calm, balanced and well behaved state of mind which reinforces good behavior and is extremely beneficial to the dog and you as the owner.
60-Minute Walks ($38)
Since working with Cesar Millan, our Head Dog Behavior Expert, Steve Del Savio, learned how to properly walk a pack of dogs and how beneficial this type of walk is for the dog. It focuses on “pack drive” and taps into a dog’s instincts to be part of a pack while exhibiting a balanced state of mind. Steve decided that it was time to bring this innovative type of walk to Hoboken, NJ and the success has been overwhelming.
Don’t be confused with normal group walks that you may see where dogs are pulling, walking in front, barking at other dogs, lunging, getting tangled, zig-zagging, marking and overall practicing bad an unstable behavior. Dogs on these types of walks are generally in an overexcited state of mind with a complete disconnect with their walker.
The Most Fulfilling Dog Walk Possible
Our Pack Walk Program has been tremendously successful with fantastic results. The dog you come home to will be a tired, relaxed and more obedient dog! Space is extremely limited and any dog being added to our Pack Walk Program must be approved to do so. Contact us today and join our awesome Pack!
30-Minute Walks ($26)
We focus on proper leash walking.
As usual, every walk is based on dog psychology and focuses on loose leash walking, a calm state of mind, not allowing bad behaviors and fulfilling your dog not only physically but mentally as well to assure the dog you come home to is happy, fulfilled, balanced and relaxed!
Puppy Walks ($18)
Get started on the right foot (or paw!)
By teaching puppies to associate other dogs with calmness and respect, we are setting up your dog for a lifetime of enjoyable and calm interactions with other dogs, which will keep your puppy (as well as other dogs) safe for years to come.
For Young Puppies (8 – 12 weeks)
For young puppies 8-12 weeks, puppy walks consist of assisting in housebreaking, leash training, feeding calmly, crate training, correcting any misbehaving, helping adjust to the sights, sounds and smells of city living and teaching overall good manners.
For Puppies (3 – 6 months)
For puppies 3-6 months, puppy walks consist of all the same things listed above, but will include more social interaction with other dogs and more advanced structure.
Love & affection, at the right times.
By giving affection at the right times, this prevents a puppy from thinking that being pushy, jumping, barking, and over-excitement would result in affection which therefore prevents those behaviors from ever happening!