If ever considering employing the services of a dog walker please consider the level of experience and qualification of the person. There are a few dog walking/ pet sitting services out there but very few are run by capable knowledgeable people. Anyone can set up a service and start copying what a stablished business do but can you imagine a person that has never worked with dogs before and who doesn't understand how dogs learn and their body language around others dogs and people, how dogs should meet and greet politely - if they start taking 4 dogs out to off leash areas what could go wrong? Many things really, potential for disaster: dogs getting bitten and getting into fights, running off into the road, not coming back on recall, developing serious bad habits on lead and off leash like doing rough play with a more timid dog - if this timid dog is already at the dog park. And on lead walking - all people walk dogs but only a few know how to walk dogs properly, without dog pulling on lead, which type of equipment to fit dog properly so he doesn't pull, how to make dog to walk close to the person leg and not miles away in front, or stopping to sniff everywhere. So it's not anyone that would do to walk your dog. PET PALS has walked dogs for 9 years now and I had never had 1 dog getting bitten by another or have had a insurance claim ever. It's all been plain sailing and dogs have a lot of fun. I can read them like a book by now. I know when arousal escalates and it's time for a break during play, to give a bit more space to a particular dog or dogs that shouldn't be mixed together. They all learn good skills and their manners improve considerably overall, including lead walking and their off leash recall. So I provide much more than a simple walking service.