Professional Dog Walking
Meet The Team
I have owned dogs for almost 40 years and have experience of dealing with a variety of breeds ranging from Yorkshire Terrier to Great Dane. I have previously owned Cats which include Burmese and Cross Breads. I have also bred Birds, ranging from Dusky Lories to Amazon Parrots and I have kept both Marine and Tropical Fish. I currently jointly own two English Cocker Spaniels with my husband Lee, and one working Cocker Spaniel.
Following my retirement I have embarked upon a complete change of career direction which has been influenced by my passion for dogs and for this reason I set up Kay9Brearley Professional Dog Walking in June 2015.
In preparation for setting up the business, I studied for and obtained two Diplomas (with Distinction) in Professional Dog Walking and Canine Care and First Aid. I further qualified in May 2016 as an Advanced Canine First Aider with ‘1st Aiders Training’ at a course held in Shrewsbury. I am now studying a further Diploma in Solving Dog Behaviour Problems.
I am a member of the International Society of Animal Professionals, and I Fully Insured and Security (DBS) Cleared. I am also a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) providing reassurance to customers that their dogs will be safe in transit.
I have been an experienced Dog Owner for over 40 years and share my wife’s passion for dogs. I have also owned and cared for Cats since setting up the Cat/Small Animal side of the Business.
I am a qualified Advanced Canine First Aider having attended a course with ‘1st Aiders Training’ in May 2016 and am Security (DBS) Cleared. I am also a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
I have First Aid qualifications that include Cat and Dog Catastrophic Bleed Management.
- Initially we will meet you and your dog to discuss your personal needs which will be followed by a free trial walk where we gain an understanding of how you walk your dog ensuring that if we agree terms that your dog benefits from being walked as you would walk them.
- This first meeting will include you providing relevant information to make sure your dog enjoys the Kay9Brearley walking experience safely including where they like to be walked and where not!
- The routes of the walks will be varied to ensure your dog is stimulated experiencing different environments to prevent boredom taking into account your specific needs.
- Your dog will be walked individually or if agreed will be walked with others with the group being kept to a maximum of two dogs per handler to ensure the maintenance of your dog’s safety.
- We offer the completion of a daily diary following the walk that outlines where your dog has been walked, for how long and anything of interest that has occurred whist being with us.
1 Hour – £10.50
45 Minutes – £9.50
30 Minutes – £8.00
20 Minutes – £7.00
15 Minutes – £5.50
£5 Each Dog
(Additional dog per customer)
Home Visits as Dog Walking Costs
FAQs FOR DOGS
Do you have a Contract or Terms of Business?
Yes, we have a “Conditions of Business – for a dog walking service dog walking agreement”. This document contains the terms that we as the Provider and you as the Customer agree to.
Are you Insured?
Yes we have a full liability insurance with Pet Plan Sanctuary.
Are you Security Checked (DBS)?
Yes we hold a current DBS certificate
Do I Supply the Leads and Collars?
Yes, you will be expected to supply a suitable collar or harness and leads and muzzle if necessary. You may supply any other accessory you wish to be used such as a coat
How will you make sure that my Dogs will enjoy their walk?
We provide a tailored service catering for your dog’s specific needs that we will discuss at the introduction stage and review as necessary to ensure your dog enjoys the best walk possible.
How do you arrange collecting and returning the Dogs?
We will collect your dog from your house within our agreed time frames and then return them after their walk.
How do you accommodate grumpy or nervous Dogs?
Will you still walk my Dog in extreme weather conditions?
We will assess each weather condition at the time. If it is considered unsafe or impractical to walk your dog then with prior agreement we will provide your dog with the alternative of a home visit if your home is accessible.
What happens if you are going away or unable to walk our Dog?
If we are going on holiday I will give you at least 4 weeks’ notice in advance. If an unforeseen event arises I will notify you as soon as possible.
When would you be available to walk my Dog?
We are open Monday through to Friday.
How many Dogs do you walk at a time?
We will only walk 2 dogs each at any one time with your prior agreement. This ensures that each dog are handled properly and safely.
Do you walk Dogs that only require infrequent walks?
Yes. We are happy to provide our dog walking service as and when you require.
Do you take Bitches in season for a walk?
We do not walk bitches who are in season however we are more than happy to make a home visit and give your dog a comfort break and playtime in the garden.
How do I pay for my Dogs walks?
We will invoice you at the end of each calendar month and accept, BACS, cheque or cash
Will you inform me of any incident that takes place?
Yes, we will inform you of any incident or anything we consider you need to know about the dog.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
We require 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. There is no charge if a booking is cancelled within this time frame. If this notice is not given you will be charged as if the walk had taken place (except in an emergency).
Safeguarding, Home Security and Key Holding
You are allocated an individual customer number which is unique to you. Your key is labelled with this number so it cannot be identified to you or your property. It is kept in a locked cabinet in an alarmed premises and away from your personal information. Should your key be lost or stolen we will inform you immediately.
We are conscious that whilst you are away your house may appear to be vacant. Therefore, at no extra cost we offer the service of opening and closing curtains, switching on and off lights, retrieving post and putting out and pulling in wheelie bins. This gives your home the appearance of being occupied and not diverting from your usual routine.
Access to your property will be discussed and options provided for which there is a procedure in place at the time of our initial meeting.
I have known Kay for many years due to our interest in all things Canine.
Kay has worked with, and owned Dogs, for several years and has a keen interest in Canine Welfare. She treats her Dogs with the love and respect any owner should, and goes over and beyond to ensure that her Dogs are happy, well cared for and safe.
Kay has undertaken instruction on Canine matters to ensure her knowledge of Dogs enables her to act appropriately in a Canine Emergency.
She is very animal orientated and is able to offer a first class service to anybody who places their Dog in her care.
Yvonne Avard – Director of Clippers & Dippers
Kay walks my Mothers Dog Dinky for me three days a week, he is old and a bit grumpy with other Dogs. To be walked on his own rather than in a pack is brilliant.
He is a much loved Dog and my Mum said she didn’t want a Dog walker, she has now changed her mind and said today “what a nice lady she is!”
Kay has been very flexible and has a chat with Mum when she arrives and goes. I would be very happy to recommend her services to anyone, especially elderly Clients as I believe she is very trustworthy.
Millie and Kay are partners in crime. Kay walks Millie (a working Cocker Spaniel) twice a week and it is lovely to know that she is well looked after and spoilt by someone we trust.
We would recommend Kay9Brearley Professional Dog Walking to all Dog owners and frequently do. Basically they are great!
Vicki, Rich and Millie
We’ve been using Kay Brearley’s dog Walking Service for over 3 months now. Our Dog Toby, a lively Cockapoo, has just turned 15months old, and is certainly more settled for having his daily walk with Kay.
He has noticeably improved his behaviour while walking too, walking better to heal and listening to commands. Toby is always very excited when Kay arrives, having seen this whilst on a few days off. We would definitely recommend Kay for her excellent service.
Karl and Sarah
Kay has been walking our retired Greyhound, Rooney, for the past eight months since we moved into the area and we feel very lucky to have found her. Kay is very experienced with Dogs and she instantly put Rooney (and us) at ease by her calm, confident and understanding approach.
We have always been reassured by Kay’s professionalism, enthusiasm and reliability.
Oona and Malcolm
We highly recommend Kay and Lee. They are absolutely brilliant with our Jack Russell, Olive. Her needs are always the priority and Kay is very caring towards Olive, leaving a diary, being attentive if Olive is not 100%, sending pictures and adapting to the weather.
This is our first time having a Dog Walker and we feel so fortunate that she is in really safe, experienced and trained hands. Olive is very happy with the attention she gets from Kay – although she is still stubborn!
Cath, Sarah and Olive
We find that having to hand the care of our Dogs over to someone else is one of the most difficult things to do – especially when that person is new to you. When we first met Kay and Lee, we were so blown away by both their genuine affection towards our Dogs and their professionalism. Kay came loaded with such organised documentation illustrating her many qualifications and achievements in the areas of Dog Walking, Canine Care and First Sid which were so reassuring to see. They both also asked all of the right questions and mentioned issues that we hadn’t even considered. Not only was it a very comfortable decision to employ them both as our Dog Walkers; it was easy!
Kay (and Lee, mainly) have been walking our two Dogs, Harry and Evie, since late 2016. Harry is a very well-behaved black Labrador Retriever, approaching his senior years, and Evie is a rescue Springer Spaniel/Pointer Cross. Evie is a few years younger than Harry although she has a couple of spinal issues which have affected her mobility and have made walking her a little more of a challenge since her mobility and temperament can often be unpredictable.
The additional challenge for Kay and Lee in walking Harry and Evie is that due to shift work, they’re not required on a regular basis – our requests for them to walk Harry and Evie are regular but they are sporadic, days change from week to week. We notify them in advance but they’ve done an exceptional job of accommodating our varying needs.
“Kay has walked Poppy three times a week for nearly 4 years. Poppy loves her walks and is always happy and excited to see Kay. Kay is totally reliable and I know with absolute certainty the Poppy is in safe hands.”
“Lee and Kay have been walking Alfie for three years and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the quality and unique service they provide.
I have always felt this is more of a family than a service and Lee and Kay go above and beyond to ensure your Dog is happy, well-looked after and they enjoy their experience.
Alfie was once a shy and timid boy, now he enjoys socialising with a newly found confidence.
Lee and Kay provide unique and quality first touches to the service by providing a diary which is reassuring and enjoyable to read when I get home from work.
Happy Dog and Happy Owner!
Kirsty and Alfie
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Kay 9 Professional Dog Walking and Cat Sitting
Kay and Lee Brearley
Mobile: 07476 224 970