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"Brian has walked our dog Murphy for the last 10 years since we got him from a rescue centre when he was 9 months old. Having never owned a dog before Brian helped us with tips to overcome the chewing that we first encountered when we left him alone!! Murphy loves Brian which is evident when you see how excited he gets when Brian comes to pick him up for his daily walk. Murphy happily trots out to the van without a lead on and jumps into the back to join his other doggy chums. The locations of his walks are varied which is apparent when we take Murphy to different places at weekends and other dog owners talk to us having recognized Murphy from his walks with Brian. When I went into labour early one Sunday morning we phoned Brian from the hospital and he went and collected Murphy from our house keeping him at his home until my parents arrived that evening. We wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending Brian to anyone – he is friendly, caring and extremely reliable." C & W Parkes

"Our two cocker spaniels Dylan and Ryan have literally grown up with Brian. They were less than a year old when we were looking for someone reliable who could give them a good walk whilst we were working full time. Ten years after they were first introduced to Brian, they still both get excited and look forward to their ‘Walkies!’ with him. Over the years Brian has always been there for the boys. Come rain or shine, sleet, hail or snow he doesn’t let us or the boys down. He has come to know them and their individual personalities just as well as we do and cares for them like his own. When Ryan was ill one time and we had commitments one weekend, he offered to look after them at his place - which goes to show that it isn’t just a job to him. He cares. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending ‘Walkies’ to anyone thinking of hiring someone to exercise their dogs. Brian is 100% trustworthy and reliable. Although age is holding them back slightly now, I think the exercise over the years with ‘Walkies’ has helped keep them as fit as they could be, given that they are now 11yrs old and considered pensioners in doggy years! I only hope Brian can carry on taking the boys on their many and varied walks for years to come."  Adrian Hallam

"We would not hesitate to recommend Brian. He has been our dogwalker for over 10 years and he has always provided an excellent service. He is great with animals and always 100% reliable and trustworthy. Our dog loves him too!"  Ian & Angela Davidson

"Brian has been walking Murphy, my very friendly and lively chocolate Labrador, for over 8 years. As I work during the day Brian's reliable, friendly and efficient service has become completely indispensible! Murphy loves going out with Brian and the rest of the gang and always returns home a happy dog. I also appreciate Brian's flexibility, as he is happy to take out any extra doggy visitors, such as my sister's two dogs, even at short notice. Recently, I have been able to use Brian's new Dog Boarding service and am very glad that Murphy has stayed in Brian's house, being treated as one of the family! I am more than happy to recommend Brian for his excellent dog walking and pet sitting services."
Susan Calder 

"Brian Armstrong has been my dog walker for 10 months now. He is of sound character and I have found him to be trustworthy and reliable. He clearly loves his job and my dog is very fond of him. He takes his business seriously and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who needs a dog walker."  Amiko Hippisley

I am delighted to recommend Walkies. Brian has been walking my very handsome and energetic dog since he was a puppy.  Mr Flynn is now nearly 7 and I can remember clearly when Brian first came to visit us.  He had a photograph album showing us some of the dogs that he had worked with.  One of them belonged to a previous owner of my flat!  I really wouldn't know how I could ever mange without the help of Brian.  He is an absolute treasure.  He clearly loves the dogs he looks after - and they clearly adore him.  I know that Mr Flynn loves his walks with Brian and returns ready for his afternoon snooze.  My conscience is clear if I am delayed at work as I know that Mr Flynn has been properly exercised during the day and dried off if it has been a rainy day.  I am relaxed knowing that Mr Flynn is in safe and very capable hands.  I really couldn't recommend Brian and Walkies highly enough."  F. Lynch, New Town, Edinburgh.

"Brian Armstrong is an extremely competent dog walker who is firm but fair with his charges.  He has been walking my dog Chester for over five years.  I credit Brian for transforming Chester from the boisterous puppy that he was into a well-behaved, obedient animal who is now able to socialise with a variety of different dogs.  Chester arrives home tired but happy having enjoyed a good walk and if no-one is at home Brian makes sure that Chester has been dried and is settled in his bed before he leaves.  Brian seems to be genuninely fond of the dogs that are in his care and Chester loves him to bits.  I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Brian as a dog walker."  Linda C Stewart.

"Archie has been walked by Brian for over 8 years.  Brian has a special rapport with the dogs he walks, is extremely reliable, wholly dependable in all weathers and I have no hesitation in recommending him to care for your pet and look after your home." 
Peter Lyell, March 2009.