Although 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 who is with Profur.​​​ If you are with another company, we recommend that you ask them specifically about this and ask to see their insurance coverage policy.

  • 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.

In ALL circumstances we prefer LOCKBOXES or KEYCODES.

We DO NOT USE apartment buzz codes that call your phone as a primary method of entry.

These are our preferred devices :  

We absolutely recommend sterilising all dogs before 8 months. Yes, even large breeds. 

Dogs over 8 months who are not sterilised will be the first to be moved if the schedule calls for it. These hours can vary based on your area. 

Unsterilised dogs older than 8 months are also not covered under our insurance policy 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 just in case your dog is not sterilised on time. This small step guarantees continued service while you wait for your sterilisation appointment.


We prefer flat collars that are fit properly (fits 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 to help you with that issue. With the exception of dogs that have tracheal issues, we do not use any other type of harness for behavioural reasons. We can chat about this at the Meet & Grrreet if you have any concerns.

Click here to watch a video on what the J-Walker is and how it works.

2) Dogs over eight months of age should be sterilised

5) For safety reasons, we do NOT use extendible leashes. 

3) If there is a break in service for 21 days or more, there is a $35 re-activation fee.

6) Entry requirements:

  • 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 if you sign a liability waiver (a requirement from our insurance company Profur (Intact Insurance).

Wordlock Key Safe


In regard to Lockboxes/Keysafes that have moving metal parts, please keep them covered and away from the rain and/or snow or they will rust and freeze, making them unusable.

*Meet & Grrreets are required before we can commit to care.*

you can Book one here.

1) Full cocktail and upkeep of vaccinations for all dogs.​

We are transparent with our requirements.

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

4) If your dog is one of the breeds listed in the very discriminatory DOLA: