Walking / Sitting Service

Leading Canines provides Dog Walking, Dog Care Visits and Dog Sitting in Your Home.  You want your dog to be cared for, safe and happy when you are unable to be with him – with over forty years experience in dog care, training, behavioural modification, rescue and showing we can give you this peace of mind.

We accept occasional or regular bookings.  Your first booking will be preceded by a visit to meet you and your dog and to finalize the arrangements.  After every booking we leave a short report to keep you updated.

Dog Walking

Your dog’s exercise needs vary at different stages of his life and we tailor the walk to your requirements, ensuring it is enjoyable for him.  On returning to your home we ensure your dog has clean, fresh water; please leave out a dog towel so that we can dry him as necessary.  For safety dogs are normally walked on lead, but exceptions may be made at the owner’s request.

Unlike many dog walkers who walk dogs in groups of four and sometimes more, we do not walk dogs from different households together.  This means your dog does not spend long periods in a van while other dogs are being collected/returned.

Dog Care Visit

A Dog Care Visit can be a welcome break during your absence – we give fresh drinking water, feed him, let him in the garden, give play and affection.  Need a bespoke service?  Please ask.

Dog Sitting in Your Home

We Dog Sit in Your Home for any period from a couple of hours to a week or more.  Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety, making it impossible for you to have a social life?  Want a half day shopping, a day or evening out, overnight trip or a holiday of a week or more?  We stay while you go, confident that your dog is cared for and happy in his own home (and your home is safer when occupied).


Payment is at time of booking.  For regular clients (minimum of twice a week) a discount of 10% is given.  Please note a travel charge* of £0.30 per mile each way applies from SN10 4DQ to your address for each dog walk/care visit/dog sit.  The one off initial visit prior to your first booking is free of charge.

The following rates are for walks/visits/sits within four miles of Market Lavington:

Dog walk – One dog 30 mins (or less if you choose) £7.00 plus travel.  2nd/3rd family dog £3.50 each.

One dog (up to an hour – your choice) £10.00 plus travel.

2nd/3rd family dog £5.00 each.

Dog Care Visit One hour £10.00 plus travel.

30 minutes £7.00 plus travel.

These fees cover one or two dogs.  Additional dogs £3 each.

Other requirements?  Please ask for a quotation for a bespoke service and we’ll help if we can.

Dog walking and care rates may increase by small increments for distances above four miles.

Dog Sitting in Your Home  There are so many variables with this service – length of absence / time of day or year / weekend / bank holiday / number of dogs / other requirements – that we quote individually for each Dog Sit.  Call us on 01380 812119 with your specific requirements for a quotation.