About Dug's Dog Walking
Dug's Dog Walking is run by Douglas Thompson, a lifelong dog owner and experienced professional handler, who firmly believes that animals deserve a positive pet care experience. After a move from city to countryside, Douglas and canine companion, Rosie, discovered many exciting places for safe, off-leash exercise within their new rural setting. The business came into being when Douglas realised that Rosie could share her lovely walks with other dogs who would also benefit from healthy outdoor exercise and the chance to socialise with other dogs under his supervision.
While initially focussing exclusively on dog walking
, the business has expanded to include select small animal pet services such as the pet taxi service and pet visits. These services were included to provide support for pet owners who need help transporting their pets or who need assistance during the day or while they are away. Although based in the small town of Bo'ness (which sits on the River Forth between Falkirk and Edinburgh), Dug's Dog Walking operates in and around Falkirk, Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Starting his career in the dog section of the Metropolitan Police, Douglas then worked in the British Army before moving on to begin an accomplished and extensive career in human development, particularly in the areas of youth work and employment. After leaving Edinburgh to settle in Bo'ness with his growing family, which included petite Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rosie, Douglas decided that this was the ideal time and setting for a return to working professionally with animals.
I have always worked with dogs or been around them. It is what I love to do. Being with dogs is natural to me and I enjoy observing their personalities, watching their character development and observing how they interact with other dogs. The central theme of my work is to treat all dogs as if they were my own and to ensure equal happiness and quality of well-being for all my dogs. I believe a stimulated dog is a happy dog and that it is good for them to have varied outdoor exercise and active, friendly socialisation with other dogs.
Good to know
Everyone who works for Dug's Dog Walking is:
- Police checked
- Fully insured
The business is a member of the National Association of Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers (NARPS)