Who We Are and The Way We Work
Let me introduce myself. My name is Jenna Vissers. I have a Jack Russel Terrier, Suzi, who is my absolute companion and together we walk the pack! I have lived most
of my life with dogs in our household. I have always felt passionate about
man’s best friend and have worked with dog walking services and dog trainers. I have learnt a lot about dog behavior over the years and enjoy
learning new things each and every day. This is why I have decided to make a
career out of my passion and that is how ‘Tag along’ was born in January 2013.
Tag Along is a fully insured dog walking business based in Newquay, Cornwall and is committed to offering a high quality, professional and personal service which is good value for money. We do two walks a day from Monday till Friday with a group of dogs, once in
the morning and once in the afternoon.The dogs get to run, swim and play together as a pack.
Operating in a pack is the natural social structure for dogs this is why we
encourage doing things together. Of course I am the leader of the pack!
Before taking your dog on a first walk, I will personally interview you. In this way you get to know me and I you and your beloved furry friend. I need to get a feel for your dog’s character and behavior and discus any special requirements.
I will pick up your pooch in my van that is kitted out to be safe and comfortable for your dog. The dogs will be exercised and entertained for at least 1.5 hours in a dog friendly environment. My main walking areas are The Gannel and the fields at Cubert Commons. But we do like to keep it exciting and explore other nearby areas occasionally. During the walk we make sure your dog's needs are fulfilled and your dog is safe. During the walk they get basic social training by walking together as a pack under my supervision. We pat dry those muddy paws after the walk and return back a happy dog.
Tag along has two walking groups from Monday till Friday
Morning pack walk: 10:00 till 12:00
Afternoon pack walk: 13:00 till 15:00
A tired dog is a happy dog!
Q: What insurance does TAG ALONG have
A: TAG ALONG holds a Pet Business Insurance which includes Public Liability. . This covers any damage your dog does to another person or property whilst in the walkers charge.
Q: Can any type of dog walk with TAG ALONG?
A: All dogs independent of size or breed can join the TAG ALONG walks as long as they’re friendly and sociable.
If a dog shows serious aggression or disobedience TAG ALONG reserves the right to stop walking this dog.
Q: Does my dog need to be neutered to join the pack walks?
A: Unneutered dogs are allowed to join the the pack, as long as they don’t show any aggression towards other dogs. Bitches, whilst on heat cannot join the group walks. TAG ALONG does not accept any responsibility for any related accidents.
Q: Do the dogs need any specific vaccinations to join a pack walk with TAG ALONG
A: The dogs should have had all required vaccinations: Canine parvovirus; Canine distemper virus; Leptospirosis; Infectious canine hepatitis; Kennel cough
Although every care is taken to prevent contact with dogs with kennel cough or other contagious diseases, it is possible that a dog shows first symptoms only a couple of days after the contagion. I cannot be held responsible for any diseases your dog gets. I won't walk dogs showing any symptoms of a contagious disease.
Q: What does TAG ALONG do about dog fouling?
A: TAG ALONG always carries a dicky bag and poo bags with them to clean up after the TAG ALONG dogs
Q: What happens if my dog runs away during a TAG ALONG walk?
A: TAG ALONG cannot be held responsible for your dog running away and getting lost. Should this happen then I will of course do everything I can to find your dog and return him/her safely . All dogs must be wearing a collar and tag during the walks. TAG ALONG can provide you with a TAG ALONG tag.
Q: What happens if my dog gets injured during a TAG ALONG walk?
A: TAG ALONG is fully trained in canine first aid and any minor injuries or illnesses will be treated by us as appropriate. In case a veterinarian needs to be consulted, the owner is liable for all costs incurred. If possible I will try to contact you beforehand.
Q: When is payment due for TAG ALONG walks?
A: TAG ALONG's walking tickets are valid for three months. Payment is due on the date of the first walk. We accept payments done by check, cash and online banking
Q: How much notice is required if I need to cancel a booked walk?
A: TAG ALONG requires 24 hour notice for a cancellation and full refund for that walk.
Q: What happens if TAG ALONG is unable to walk my dog?
A: TAG ALONG will try and notify all customers as soon as possible if for any reason we are not able to walk your dog. We can offer an alternative local walker to walk your dog. If this is not acceptable a full refund for that walk will be given.