Please come prepared wearing clothes and footwear that is suitable for walking in the rain, as well as on muddy, uneven fields and paths in the countryside. We do not allow accompanying dogs or children; they are best left at home. Please bring a shoulder bag, waist bag, or small rucksack to carry useful items, like favourite leads and dog treats. You may want to purchase a dog harness after your first session, with our advice. You may also want to carry water for you and your dog. If you bring dog treats, please bring good quality treats, not brightly coloured ones!
Be honest with us; we can adjust and find dogs to suit your abilities. Please allow 2-3 hours for each of the induction sessions. Give all kennel staff respect and obey kennel etiquette, as explained on your first day.
Please bring a mobile phone, charged and with sufficient credit. You may be asked to programme in an emergency number, as instructed by your inductor, so you can call kennel base if you ever need help; e.g. preparing the kennel staff for your return if your dog becomes sick.
Our Forum is essential to our Volunteer Dog Walker’s role. Rescue Remedies is an internet based Rescue. The public and all the members of our Rescue learn about our dogs through each volunteer’s impression, and the comments and photos posted on our Forum threads. It is essential that you join our Forum and update our dogs’ threads, with the support of the kennel co-ordinator. All Volunteer communication happens via the Forum. We have a private Members Support area, a diary, and events chat, etc., that can keep you up-to-date. Remember, if you discover dog walking isn’t possible for you, or if after you give it a go, you decide it isn’t your cup of tea, there are many other ways to support our dogs! Please see the ‘How You Can Help’ section of our Forum.