We tailor our walks to the individual needs of your dog. Older dogs may prefer a quiet stroll through the neighbourhood, energetic adolescents may enjoy active training games in the park and puppies may need a quieter location to build their confidence and develop their training.
All of our walks exclude travel time.
Our Rover Reports will fill you in on the location of your dog’s walk.
Will my dog be off lead?
Your dog will only be walked off lead where it is safe and legal to do so and with your permission.
All Clever Companions receive recall training before being allowed off lead and during their regular walks.
A complimentary Clever Companions ID tag is provided.
What about collars, leads and harnesses?
We will walk your dog with your preferred lead/collar/muzzle or harness provided the equipment is in good condition, welfare friendly and fit for its purpose. If the equipment provided doesn't meet these criteria we are happy to recommend alternatives.
All Clever Companions are provided with a complimentary ID tag when walking or training with us in public.
What about transport?
Our vehicle is unbranded for discretion.
Fitted with secure residences designed to ensure safety when travelling.
Each residence has comfy bedding.
Residences can be partially or fully covered for dogs that prefer some privacy when resting.
If your dog is unsure about car travel we are happy to provide training to help them feel more comfortable, or check out our City Sniffer walks for a car free option.
We have a canine ramp for easy access and exit from our vehicle
What if the weather is too bad to walk?
We walk in all weathers (that's why you hired us right?) unless it is not safe to do so i.e. Met Eireann extreme weather warning.
In very hot weather we will walk dogs early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the midday sun (this doesn't happen often!).
We will always advise a.s.a.p. if the weather is too bad to walk
We provide indoor games, scent work and training for your dog as an alternative to walking (for no extra fee) in severe weather.
What if my dog gets wet?
Your dog will get a full towel dry when we return to our vehicle and before they settle down in their comfy residence.
If your dog likes to wear a coat when walking we are happy to use it.
What if my dog is sick?
The safety and wellbeing of your dog and that of our other Companions is our priority. Please let us know if your dog has been/is unwell.
If your dog is unable to walk due to illness or surgery check out our comfort break service.
What if I need to change or cancel my walk or training session?
If you need to reschedule your walk or training session please call or email us to advise asap, we will work with you to accommodate your new needs.
If you need to cancel please contact us 24hours in advance or the walk or training session will be charged in full (without exception).
If your dog is unwell we are happy to call in and spend quality time with them, play crate games (or offer sympathy!) for the cost of your regular walk, check out our comfort service.
Clever Companions Cancellations and Changes?
In the unlikely event that we cannot walk or train your dog for reasons beyond our control, we will provide you with 24 hours notice where possible and reschedule or credit the cost of the walk.
Holidays will be notified 4 weeks in advance.
How Does Personal Training Work?
We meet with you and discuss your dog’s lifestyle, your needs and realistic goals for training.
We design a training, exercise and enrichment programme especially for your dog.
We train your dog at home or outdoors depending on the requirements of the session.
We provide you with a transfer session so that you can maintain your dog’s progress. You will be provided with simple exercises to practice together.
Contact us to find out if personal training is the right option for you and your dog.
How does One to One Training Work?
We meet with you and discuss your needs and those of your dog and discuss realistic training goals.
We design a one to one training programme based on your training goals, your budget and availability.
We come to your home or meet in the outdoors depending on the requirements of the session.
We guide you through training each exercise.
We provide you with full, comprehensive notes from each session.
We design practice exercises so that you can make progress between sessions.
Contact us to find out if One to One training is the right option for you and your dog.
What’s the difference between Personal & One to One Training?
You participate in One to One Training sessions with your dog.
You don't attend Personal Training Sessions - just the transfer session.
Does my dog need to be vaccinated, micro-chipped, insured and licensed?
No your dog does not have to be insured to walk with us, we have full public liability insurance. We recommend that every owner insure their dog.
Your dog must have up to date vaccinations (including kennel cough), flea and worming treatments.
We ask to see a vaccination card at your meet and greet.
Dog licenses and microchips are required under Irish law.