Bitches Walking Dogs

Human and Canine Safety

Meet & Greets are required prior to booking service

Please be certain that you are within our walking area before paying for your Meet & Greet by consulting the FAQ. If you are still unsure, you can give us a call.

After booking your meet & Greet

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Full Cocktail and Upkeep of Vaccinations required for all Dogs

  • Rabies (either annual or tri-annual)
  • DHPP (or any variation of Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

The Coronavirus and Leptospirosis are not required but if your dog is able to receive these vaccinations, we highly recommend them. We also HIGHLY recommend the Lyme Vaccination if you have a cottage or spend any time with your dog in nature.

If you have a puppy who has not been fully vaccinated, vaccination records and sterilisation records can be emailed to us directly from your vet upon request at the time of administration.

If you have chosen not to vaccinate your dog, you will be required to sign a liability waiver to retain bwd as your dog walking company to absolve bwd of any liability or vet costs should any illness befall your pet.

Dogs over 8 months of age should be sterilised

We absolutely recommend sterilising all dogs before 8 months. 

Yes, even large breeds. 

Dogs over 8 months who are not sterilised are not covered under our commercial insurance policy should injury occur and you will have to sign a liability waiver to retain us as your dog walking service. 

All clients with puppies are required to sign this liability waiver in case your dog is not sterilised on time. This small step guarantees continued service while you wait for your sterilisation appointment.

If there is a break in service for 21 days or more, there is a $35 reactivation fee

Your service is considered officially "started" after your first appointment has been completed.

If your dog is one of the breeds listed in the very discriminatory Dola:

  • A pit bull terrier
  • A Staffordshire bull terrier
  • An American Staffordshire terrier
  • An American pit bull terrier
  • A dog that has an appearance and physical characteristics substantially similar to any of those dogs without veterinary documents saying otherwise.

We can only provide services to a Bully Breed (or a dog that is similar in appearance to a Bully Breed) if you sign a liability waiver. This is a requirement from our commercial insurance company.

Although the City of Ottawa does not enforce the ban and we personally are against it, we must comply with provincial laws to remain insured. This likely is the case for every dog walking company in Ontario.​​​ If you are with another company, we recommend that you ask them specifically about this and ask to see their insurance coverage policy. 

For Safety Reasons, we DO NOT USE EXTENDABLE leashes

We prefer flat collars that are fitted properly (like a bra or a pair of shoes). We will resize this tool if it is sized incorrectly. If your dog pulls for you on leash to sniff things or to try to greet other dogs, we recommend the locally developed, J-Walker harness as a tool to help you manage that particular issue with the goal of moving to a fitted collar. 

With the exception of dogs that have tracheal issues or other physical requirements, we do not use any other type of harness for behavioural reasons. You are absolutely not required to purchase one, although it may make your walking more enjoyable. 

We can chat about this at the Meet & Greet if you have any questions or concerns.

Entry Requirements

These are our preferred devices:

No exceptions

 We are transparent with our requirements.  

This makes for a smooth, convenient, and worry-free service.