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Dog Walking Service

Precious Tails

Professional, affordable dog walking in the Walthamstow area from £17 per hour per dog

 

Precious Tails

Dog Walking Service

Fun and Friendly

Your furry friend is very important to you and that’s why I offer a fun, friendly and reliable service. Your dog will always be safe and having fun on their walks with me! The walks can be tailored to your dog’s needs, whether that is a leisurely stroll or an olympic dash!

Groups of dogs will be matched according to a range of factors like temperament, age and energy levels. I am fully insured and I will only ever take out a maximum of four dogs at a time, so you can be sure that your pal will receive my full care and attention.

Updates and Pictures

Having my own rescue dog, I understand that dogs have different requirements. They may be unsettled and sometimes need a moment to get used to new things. I take time to get to know your dog, watching their body language, and listening to your experiences of how your dog behaves on their walks with you. I build a strong relationship with your dog and take things at their pace. I only offer off-lead walks if or when your dog is comfortable doing that. I will send you regular updates and pictures of your dog when they have had their walk.

The Walthamstow area has lots of lovely green spaces to explore. I vary my walks from Thomas Gamuel Park for a short stroll, St James Park and the Coppermill Lane area, The Waterworks, Jubilee Park, Lloyd Park, Abbotts Park and the Hollow Ponds area of Epping Forest.

Pavement walks are also very good for dogs as they love to sniff out which other dogs have been walking there! I enjoy walking through the Wood street area on my way to the forest clearing near Whipps Cross. A stroll through Walthamstow Village is also a treat for me and my dog!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many dogs do you walk at one time?

I walk up to a maximum of four dogs per walk for safety and security.

Do you collect from the owner’s house?

I can pick up your dog at a convenient time and place for you, including from your home. I will return your dog to the home, make sure they have everything they need and that any muddy paws are cleaned!

Can you help with dog training?

I have now nearly completed my Canine Behaviour studies, I am offering one-to-one behaviour appointments at a reduced rate of £30 an hour.

How Do I Contact You?

Phone: 07883 871291

Email: christine@precioustails.co.uk

How much do you charge?

£17 per dog for an hour long walk. If you require a longer session, please call me to discuss arrangements.

Can you feed my cat?

I can offer a cat feeding service within the Queens Road/ Boundary Road area. At a cost of £10 per day, I can come to your home while you are away, provide breakfast, dinner, any medications required, and of course, lots of strokes and cuddles!

What areas do you cover?

I work within the radius of Walthamstow E17 including Lloyd Park, The Waterworks, and St James Park areas. If you live just outside this area, do please contact me to discuss potential arrangements!

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Testimonials

“Benji absolutely loves his walks with Christine. She goes out of her way to make sure that he has a fun and active walk!” – Catherine

“Choosing a carer for your dog is just as emotional as choosing care for your child. Well, it was for me. I was in turmoil, what to do? who to try?. I wanted a couple of people so that my dog had varied experiences. I could see that anyone who has their own rescue dog is a true dog lover. Christine’s background in education also meant that she was used to being calm under pressure. My Rottweiler, Luna, absolutely adores Christine. She has a calm demeanor and has been involved with dogs for a long time. Christine pays attention to her clients’ needs and when they speak about their dog. She remembers everything that you have said. Luna does a happy dance when Christine arrives for walkies. I receive lots of photos of Luna out on her walk, which is nice. I can wholeheartedly recommend Christine for all your doggie needs!” – Anna

One to One

Dogs have different requirements so I build a strong relationship with your dog and take things at their pace

Groups

Groups of dogs will be matched according to a range of factors like temperament, age and energy levels

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About Me

Hello, I’m Christine, founder of Precious Tails. I’ve lived in Waltham Forest for almost twenty years. I have loved exploring the outdoor spaces on my doorstep. Some years ago, I adopted my gorgeous rescue dog Esk and we have gone even further together, venturing into new spaces and adventures.

I have always loved being in the outdoors but have spent many years on other paths too. I qualified as a teacher, working with 3-11 year olds. I have assisted at Forest schools, helping children to safely explore the natural world, and have worked as a volunteer for a number of organisations. More recently, I have completed a PhD in English and continue to teach at Undergraduate level.

I have always loved animals and have spent many years caring for my many pets, all of whom were rescued. I am currently studying as a trainee Canine Behaviour Practitioner and hope by next year to be able to offer classes to help dog owners build good or better relationships with their dogs.

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Walkies

St James

Lots of interesting things to sniff

Thomas Gamuel Park

Stretch your legs

Lloyd Park

Social acquaintances and play time

Leyton Jubilee Park

A good run around

Abbotts Park

Out and about

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Meet Esk

I first saw Esk on a Facebook site run by a rescue centre. She came to the centre aged about a year after being picked up by a dog warden when she had been abandoned by her owners. She was covered in scars and burns: her rescuers said that the scars were most likely caused by her being a bait dog- a thinner skinned dog used for bigger, tougher dogs to fight. The policy of the wardens was that they kept dogs for seven days, and if no-one claimed the dog, they would be euthanised. Esk was lucky.

A kind person working with dog rescue centres saw her on her seventh day and made space for her when there was no space at the rescue centre. I saw her a few months after and she stole my heart.

It wasn’t easy at first. Understandably given everything that Esk had been through, she was very nervous with other dogs and had separation anxiety. She loved me and my family from the start though, and I have worked hard with her to combat her fears. Esk is now a totally confident girl who has many doggy pals and adores her playtime!