Your lifestyle may mean that you must leave your dog alone for most of the day. In addition to needing some company, your dog will want to go outside to relieve himself and get a little exercise. A good dog walker can meet these needs. You can hire a dog walker from a company that provides this service or a single person. Find out who will actually be walking your dog. Invite the walker to your home to meet your dog. Observe how your dog reacts to the walker and vice versa. The walker should be enthusiastic about your dog and show eagerness to care for him according to your dog’s needs. Ask to go for a walk with your dog and the potential walker. See how the walker manages encounters with people and other dogs. Check references and go with your gut reaction. Learn more from your San Jose, CA veterinary clinic.