At Adventure Walkies Bolton, we go beyond the usual idea of dog walking. It's not merely a stroll; it's a carefully curated adventure for everydoggy to fully embrace their innate dogness. We call our canine charges the “gang” instead of the “pack” because, truth be told, dogs are not wolves and they require us to engage with them as dogs! Every dog is a unique individuals with distinct needs and require engagement on their terms.
Since 2016, our mission has been clear—to provide the best walks for everydoggy. Our adventures are about enrichment, exploration and safe engagement with the other dogs and the environment.
We climb, we run, we sniff and we dig and we do it together!
Dogs thrive on social interactions, and our gang is a testament to that. Each new member undergoes a meticulous vetting process to ensure compatibility, fostering relationships that organically grow and solidify over time. Our professionally trained staff keeps a watchful eye on every walk, ensuring a suitably social experience where nodoggy rubs anydoggy up the wrong way, fostering an environment where dogs can truly enjoy the company of their peers.
Whenever we take dogs out with us, focus on handler is paramount. It's way more than just demanding the gang do as we say or keeping everyone on a lead all the time so they can’t misbehave; it's the key to a harmonious and safe adventure and we work hard on building our relationship with each and every dog, so they want to listen to us and feel safe around us. We use positive reinforcement to reward the dogs for making good choices and to redirect or interrupt any unwanted behaviours on walks. We don’t want to send your dogs home with new, unhelpful behaviours. Our goal is for your dogs to depart having learned valuable lessons, minimising fixation on other dogs and maximising a positive relationship with the human on the other end of the lead.
Physical exercise and mental stimulation are not just needs; they are essential for a dog's well-being. Often dogs don’t get to do both when on a walk. They may come home physically tired but having not really used their brain too much. Our walks are 90 minutes long because that gives us time to stop for structured enrichment pit stops along the way to get those grey cells working. We encourage problem solving, foraging for treats, checking their pee-mail, swimming and climbing depending on the time of year and weather.
At Adventure Walkies Bolton, each trip out is tailored to encourage your dog to learn and grow in the company of friends both canine and human. It’s our commitment to drop your dog back home having had a physically and mentally enriching adventure. We love what we do and we think if our gang could talk they would tell you all about how much they love it too.