We’re a nation of pet lovers and dogs are wonderful creatures. Man’s best friend, they say. They’re great company, they get you outdoors and they help you meet people. They’re also great for those who suffer with depression.
But dogs like to be around people as much as we like to be around them – they are, after all, pack animals. So what do you do if you work long hours, or live in a small London flat? All is not lost. Some dog breeds are better suited to busy city lifestyles than others. Take our quiz, as devised by dog expert Tracy Gerber of Posh Paws on Tour dog walking service, to discover which of these popular dog breeds best suits your busy lifestyle…
Still want that high-maintenance dog but need to be in the office? Fortunately there are plenty of services out there that can help. Tracy Gerber founded Posh Paws on Tour two years ago, having worked for another dog-walking company for years.
Tracy, who owns a smart little Jack Russell called Russell, takes the dogs she helps to look after out to play for an hour and a half, rather than the standard dog-walker time slot of one hour.
She also spends time engaging with her dogs, making sure they are stimulated through play and frequent changes of scenery. She also matches dogs who she knows will get along so that everybody gets the best out of their walkies. So if your dog needs some extra walkies while you’re at work, or you need a dog trainer to help put a naughty pup in its place, then you know who to call…
Posh Paws on Tour operates mostly in west and south west London. See @poshpawsontour