FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you have any questions that are not addressed on this page please feel free to Contact Us .

Q: Are you the first dog running company in Denver? 

A: Yes! We have been in business since 2010. Denver Dog Joggers is proud to be the first professionally operated dog running company in Denver that focuses on providing a dog running and fast paced dog walking service! 

Q: Where do you exercise my dog? 

A: Dog running and dog walking sessions are done in your neighborhood when possible. Our preference is to use nearby parks and dog friendly trails.  

Q: Will your service be a good fit for my dog? 

Yes! We provide services suitable for all canine life stages. Puppies that are too young to run and older dogs that are past their prime are welcomed into our Leisurely Walking program. 

Q: How will I know how each session went when I am not at home? 

A: We post a daily report after each session which you can access online. We record each session with GPS devices so that our arrivals, routes and departures are recorded.

Q: My dog has behavioral problems. Will you still service her/him? 

A: Dogs that have certain behavioral problems are welcome. A daily running or walking session can help curb some of these behavioral problems - barking, chewing, anxiety etc. Unfortunately, we cannot take dogs that are aggressive towards other people or our staff members. 

Q: What is included with each visit?

A: Denver Dog Joggers does provide potty break opportunities, water bowl refills, and feeding during our pet sitting visits, but our dog runners and dog walkers go one step further. The goal of the running and fast paced walking sessions is to get your dog’s heart rate up, expend some pent up energy and ultimately improve your dog’s health and fitness level.

Reasons clients give for preferring our services over doggy daycare:

  • The convenience of not having to spend time in traffic before and after work to pick-up and drop-off their dog at daycare
  • Some dogs are overly stimulated in large groups or are not well socialized.
  • Some dogs do not play and move around even if they are with a hundred other dogs. We get those paws moving! During a 30 minute run we cover 2 - 4 miles depending on the abilities of each canine client.  

Q: Is your company bonded & insured? 

A: Yes, Denver Dog Joggers is bonded and insured to protect you, your pet, and our staff.  On our homepage you will find a link to download and view our insurance certificate. 

Q: Do you offer a Trial Run so I can see if my dog likes to run or walk? 

A: Yes, during the introductory meeting we take your dog on a trial run or walk. Simply click on the "Get Started" menu option and select a day and time when you would like to schedule a trial run. The meeting provides an opportunity to determine whether the relationship would be mutually beneficial. 

Q: Do you have references I can contact? 

A: Yes. We have built a substantial client base here in Denver, CO. We have received rave reviews on various 3rd party sites from our clients. We can also put you touch with existing clients that are available to provide a reference. 

Q: Do you exercise more than one dog at a time? 

A: We combine dogs from the same household but not dogs from different households. Single dog households will receive service by themselves.

Q: What times blocks do you have available?  

A: We customize our runs for each dog. Our Running and Walking services pickup times slots are from 8:00 am – 10:59 am and from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, and we will accommodate your time preference as best as is possible. 

Q: What forms of payment do you accept? 

A: We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card.

Q: How much can a dog run?

A: Some dog breeds run farther, faster and harder than others. Just like humans, dogs come with different energy levels and drive. With that said, bloodlines only tell part of the story. Each dog is an individual and variations within a breed are not uncommon. My own dogs run anything from 3 to 15 miles per day - and will ask for more when we are done. Their hunger for running is insatiable. 

How much a dog can run also depends on the weather. Most dogs slow down during the warmer months. 

Our approach is to treat each dog as an individual and to deliver a service that fits each dog's abilities. 

Q: Are certain breeds better suited for running? 

A: Most breeds are well suited for running. However each individual dog and breed will have different abilities. Your vet will be able to give you the best advice. 

Q: At what age should I start exercising my dog? 

A: In general, 8 months or older is an appropriate age to begin exercising. For larger breeds such as Great Danes 18 months or older is an appropriate age. Your vet will be able to help you determine if a running program is appropriate for your dog's age and breed.

Q: At what age should a dog stop exercising? 

A: As a dog ages, exercise tolerance and requirements will change. Your veterinarian will want to perform a complete physical exam on your pet and discuss exercises that are appropriate.  We do offer services for all stages of your dog's life including running, fast paced walking and leisurely walking.

Q: Why is exercise important for older dogs? 

A: Exercise is important for your older dog for many reasons. First of all, exercise helps maintain a healthy body weight. Being overweight may lead to a number of health problems. It places excess stress on your pet's heart. When the heart doesn't function properly, other organs may suffer including the brain, lungs, liver and kidneys. Over time, these problems may become severe enough to cause life-threatening conditions.

Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the joints. This problem may develop during a pet's geriatric years causing pain and discomfort. Excess weight on these joints can speed up the disease. Moderate exercise can help to delay the continued degeneration of joints that are affected with osteoarthritis.

Your older dog's mental health may also benefit from exercise. Activity keeps oxygen and other nutrients like glucose (blood sugar) at optimum levels in the brain. The brain is like every other organ in the body in that it requires good nutrition.

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