One-to-One Dog Walking

One-to-one dog walking in Dorset offers several benefits for both the dog walker and the dog itself. Some of the key advantages include:

Specialised attention: With one-to-one dog walking, the dog receives personalised attention and care, allowing the walker to cater the walk specifically to the dog’s needs and preferences.

Individualised exercise: The dog has the opportunity to receive focused exercise tailored to its fitness level and energy requirements. This ensures that the dog gets the necessary physical activity to stay healthy and maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Bonding opportunity: One-to-one walks create a strong bond between the dog walker and the dog. Regular interactions during the walk help build trust, strengthen the relationship, and enhance the overall well-being of the dog [3].

Safety and control: Walking a single dog provides better control over the dog’s behavior, reducing the risk of accidents or conflicts that can occur during pack walks. It also allows the walker to closely monitor the dog’s movements and ensure its safety .

Overall, one-to-one dog walking in Dorset offers a more personalised and focused experience for the dog, promoting its physical and mental well-being while strengthening the bond between the dog and the walker.

Group Dog Walking

Group dog walking in Dorset has several benefits for dogs, including:

Socialisation: Group dog walks give dogs the opportunity to interact with other dogs and learn proper social skills. They can observe and learn from the behaviour of other dogs, helping them understand hierarchy and communication.

Confidence building: Through group walks, dogs can gain confidence in their interactions with other dogs in Dorset. They learn to navigate social situations and build positive relationships.

Exercise: Group walks provide an excellent source of exercise for dogs. They help drain restless energy and keep dogs mentally and physically fit.

Mental stimulation: Walking with other dogs stimulates a dog’s mind. They get to experience new sights, smells, and environments, providing intellectual stimulation.

Training opportunities: Group dog walking offer training opportunities, allowing dogs to practice obedience commands and leash manners in a controlled and structured environment.

Bonding: Dogs that participate in group walks often form strong bonds with their walking companions, leading to increased socialisation and companionship.

Overall, group dog walking in Dorset offers socialisation, exercise, mental stimulation, training opportunities, and bonding experiences for dogs.

Pop in / Home Visits


Bringing home an adorable wee bundle of fluffy joy is such an exciting time for you and your family and in an ideal world staying home all day and bonding with your pup would be just grand! Of course work commitments and busy daily schedules don’t often allow for this so Hounds Abound can provide pop in visits to care for your new arrival when life gets in the way. During a pop in visit puppy will be fed and watered, let out for toilet breaks, have some play time for mental stimulation and be given lots of love, attention and cuddles. As puppies will thrive on routine your instructions for his or her care will be strictly adhered to as far as meal time routines, regular place to take for toileting, what you might want them learn or understand and so on. Pups cannot be left alone for long durations in the day! Especially for the first 6 months of their life they will need lots of care, companionship, exercise and needless to say tiny bladders can only hold on for so long. Pop in visits will give you peace of mind that your furbaby is being well cared for while you are out. After vaccinations are complete visits can progress on to short walks to help adjust to new outdoor experiences and introduce canine socialisation.

Elderly dogs

Just like us, the needs of our canine companions will change as they reach their senior years.
Slower and shorter walks coupled with lots of extra comfort, fussing and love can assist in adapting to their changing physical and emotional needs. Outdoor visits will be necessary for toilet breaks and walks, if required, can be tailored to fit with each individual dogs characteristics and abilities. Staying active and continuing with a routine of gentle walks, depending on needs, can assist in reducing health risks associated with obesity and provide mental stimulation. After making sure your senior canine companion is watered, fed, toileted and given any medication as specified the visit will end with cuddles and tummy tickles to help in settling them until you come home.

Puppy Pop in / Home Visits

Getting a new puppy is an incredibly exciting time but it’s also a time to plan carefully too. The first few months of your puppy’s life will determine the kind of adult dog it will become. For this reason, it is vital to give them the best start in life. This is how puppy visits and puppy walking in Dorset can help you.

Playing and cuddling
Short walk once fully vaccinated
Feeding if required and fresh water provided Clean up any mess your puppy has made Support house training and deliver basic obedience training
Free ongoing puppy training advice
Daily update on your puppy along with photographs

Doggy Daycare

Our members offer a premium dog daycare service which are amongst the highest dog to staff ratio across daycare centres. This allows all dogs, including puppies, to go out every day on wonderful group walks and take the dogs to local fields, parks and woodland throughout their day.

Our members who offer doggy daycare are fully licensed and insured dog daycare centres and offer exceptional care for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Elderly Dog Care & Visits

Elderly dogs in Dorset require regular care during the working day, especially if you are out of the home for a long period. Our local dog walkers can provide companionship and care visits that can include house or garden play and care as well as a short walk from the house.

It often takes some coaxing to keep older dogs active. Exercise and activity are crucial for good cardiovascular health and a beneficial digestive system. Our members offer a bespoke dog walking which could be a daily visit to your dog. When you’re at work or away for the day, you will make sure that they have some human contact. Our members can feed them a meal you have left for them, as more frequent, smaller-portion meals are better for them as they age and give them their medication if applicable. A walk for an older dog will be a more bespoke affair, at a slow and steady pace, especially if they are or are becoming less mobile. Occasionally, more sedate garden exercises and activities will be used during sessions if applicable.

A Happy, Well Walked Dog

Are you unable to walk your dog due to your current circumstances, commitments at work, convalescing after an operation, illness or just out for the day? Whatever the reason, let our professional dog walking companies in Dorset ease your stress and do it for you!

Initially one of our professional dog walkers will arrange to meet you and your family dog at your home for an “Initial Consultation Meeting & Registration” this is FREE of charge. Every dog is assessed for behavioural qualities such as likes and dislikes, allergies he or she may have, temperament and breed traits before any bookings are undertaken. All of our dog walkers are fully insured and vetted. Certificates will be provided at the initial meeting as well.

Reliable and Trustworthy Caretakers

When you live a busy life, it is hard to consistently provide the attention and care that your pets can demand and making time for dog walking in Dorset isn’t always possible. With years of satisfied owners and loved pets, you can rely on our professional and established dog walking companies to care for your pets like they were their own.

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Our K9 companions need both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis and they are much happier when they are provided with regular walks, exercise and in many cases socialisation with other friendly dogs. It can increase their behaviour and quality of life greatly.

Our approved dog walkers in Dorset have a great deal of experience with most breeds of dog so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands when you use our search facility to find professional dog walking in Dorset. Our members are fully insured, DBS checked and trained in canine first aid.

Simply fill in the form here on our website and let us make finding a dog walking company easy for you and your furry friend.