If you work during the day, hiring a dog walker can allow you to offload responsibility, and even improve your schnauzer’s socialization. We highly recommend dog walkers for busy people.
You can, of course, take your dog for daily walks yourself. However, it is a big time commitment, and you won’t gain the socialization benefits.
Benefits of hiring a dog walker
Schnauzers are very intelligent and get bored easily. Having a variety of activities is important for their mental health. Going on walks allows your schnauzer to get out of the house, and experience a wider variety of sights, sounds, and smells.
A More Diverse Social Circle
We talk a lot about the importance of socialization, and a diverse social circle. Socialization is very important for a dog’s development, especially when they are young. Adding another person to your dog’s social circle, and allowing them to regularly encounter new experiences is a great way to add socialization for your schnauzer.
If you work during the day, you can’t take your dog potty regularly. Needing to wait to go potty, and having accidents will make it harder to potty train your schnauzer. A dog walker gives them an opportunity to go potty during the day. That helps provide structure and reinforce potty training.
Miniature Schnauzers need daily exercise, for both their physical and mental health. A dog walker can help you give your schnauzer the exercise they need, and help you take something off your to-do list.
For those who work, a dog walker can be very helpful. All of the reasons above are especially helpful for anyone who isn’t at home during the day. But, if you aren’t at home, this ensures that your dog is taken care of during the day, and you don’t have to worry.
To put it simply, you don’t need a dog walker. However, it will make it easier to meet your dog’s needs without stretching yourself too thin. If you are at home during the day, you aren’t likely to need a dog walker. If you work, you should consider a dog walker to help you give your schnauzer the best life possible.