Dogs benefit massively from long, regular walks, and are super sociable animals! My group walks are a minimum of an hour long and I always allow time to take my groups to further away places, such as the New Forest, dog friendly beaches and any safe off lead areas. Dogs are walked in groups from 2-5 and walked off lead to guarantee space to explore and play. I will require off lead permission. As most of my walks are group walks, I do my best to place dogs in groups based on their age, preferences and compatibility - all of the dogs have a best buddy!
I often substitute walks for a 'playdate' -this allows dogs to have lots of fun and socialisation in a secure place where they will always be supervised by me. Play dates give dogs a longer period of time to explore and play with each other instead of walking - just as, if not more beneficial for them! This is ideal for more playful dogs. My walks are suitable for dogs of all ages, including puppies. However, the amount of exercise puppies get depending on their age is taken into consideration. I will do my best to organise a playdate with a suitable dog for any puppies who join so they can build confidence with other dogs.