Dog walking and playing in the park is fun, messy and stimulating. It lowers stress-levels, improves fitness, encourages canine social skills and forms ‘doggy’ friendships. We can walk your dog as often as you want, Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays. Our fees work on a sliding scale dependent on the number of walks per week so get in touch and give your Best Friend the gift of being a happy, healthy and well socialised dog.
Every dog is matched with 3 others, then each dog is picked up from their home, secured in the car and the group is taken to a fully fenced Council approved off leash dog park for a full 60 minutes. That timed hour in the park gives your dog a chance to be herself, to run, chase, bark and rush around without the worry of knocking over the furniture, making too much noise or having an accident on the rug.
Each dog in the group gets individual attention, one on one bonding under the watchful guidance of our trained staff and there is always a video made of their adventures in the park posted to our Facebook page where our ‘Puppy Parents’ and our keen followers are checking and commenting on what the dog’s are up to for the day.
At the end of their hour, they are secured in the car for the return journey back to the comfort and safety of their homes, happy, tired and satisfied dogs.
Monday to Friday
Off-leash, Fenced Dog Parks
Walks cancelled Public Holidays & extreme weather
Probation period applies
Your dog is a very special friend and his welfare is your main concern. Before you hand him over to a dog walker you want to ask some very important questions. How reputable is the business? Are they reliable and trustworthy? Are they insured? Do they have policies and procedures in place in case of a vehicle accident, a dog fight involving a trip to the vet, the loss of a dog? Do they comply with all the council animal by-laws and the by-laws covering the number of dogs they can walk in a dog park? What are the training standards for their team?
We are not a start-up with a pair of new trainers and a second-hand car. Your Critter Sitter has been a well-known pet services business in Marrickville and surrounding municipalities since 2004. We are fully insured and a member of the PIAA (Pet Industry Association of Australia).
We are not dog trainers or dog behaviourist. However, you can’t work with as many dogs as we have over the years and not have learnt the basics of how they behave, how they communicate, how they react, what they like and what makes them happy.
Our team members are chosen because they have empathy with dogs and are already involved in some part of the pet industry. We do have a high turn-over of staff because we provide a stepping stone on their career path toward becoming a vet, a vet nurse, a zoo keeper, a dog groomer or starting their own pet business.