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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

How much do dog walkers charge?

The cost of dog walking depends on several factors including length and frequency of dog walks, the number of dogs on the walk, distance to your house, and any additional services you request. The national average cost range for a dog walk is $10-$20, but that price will vary based on where you live in the country and the regional cost of living and doing business. 

The longer the dog walk, the higher your costs will be. Dog walkers offer a range of walk lengths, from 15-minute potty breaks to long hikes of 120 minutes or more. For example, a dog walker may charge $15 for a 15-minute walk and $35 for a 35-minute walk. Requesting that your dog be the only animal on the walk will typically mean a higher cost than if you permit your dog to be walked in a pack of dogs. You may be able to get a discounted rate if you have more than one dog to be walked. For example, a professional dog walker may charge $28 for one dog or $33 for two dogs on a 60-minute walk. If you need additional help — like feeding the dogs or giving them medication — dog walkers may be able to provide this service at an additional fee. Dog walkers may charge higher rates for walking your dogs on holidays. 

Reviews for Los Angeles dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
Michael walked our two dogs each day for two weeks. One of the dogs was rescued after having been thrown out of a puppy mill and left to starve. He is very afraid of almost everyone and everything. I found him to be calmer and happier during the time that Michael was walking him.
MVP Walkers "Serving the Most Valued Pooches”MVP Walkers "Serving the Most Valued Pooches”
Thumbtack Customer
Cynthia is great! My dog warmed up to her immediately and looks forward to his daily walks! She always lets me know when the walk begins and ends, and gives me a quick overview of how the walk went. Highly recommend!!
Doggone Cindy's, LLCDoggone Cindy's, LLC
David D.
Ligia is fantastic. My dogs clearly love her and she is great with them. They look forward to walking with her. Highly recommend!
She Loves My Dog, DBAShe Loves My Dog, DBA
Thumbtack Customer
As of today Samantha hasn't walked our pups yet. We did the meet and greet and hired Samanta to walk our 3 fur babies 4 times a week. She seemed very nice and was good with my dogs. I will update after our week of walks!
Urban Pet ServicesUrban Pet Services
Thumbtack Customer
First walk. VERY successful. Jackie is great and exudes a dog friendly energy. Bo and Zak can't wait for their next walk tomorrow. Doggie Bliss is very professional and detailed. I'm highly confident that they will deliver the results my kids are seeking.
Doggie BlissDoggie Bliss
Zimbria B.
Robin is a godsend. She’s punctual and very responsive to my dogs. I never expected a dog walker to be so involved in the overall wellness of my doggies. She suggested collapsible water bowls for water breaks during walks. I’m really glad to have found her.
Over and Out PetsittingOver and Out Petsitting
Thumbtack Customer
Lisa has been an absolute blessing for my dog Layla and I. She is very loving and in tune with Layla's spunky personality. She takes her on long walks and hikes, which Layla couldn't enjoy more. I know she is well taken care of while I am away at work. Overall, Lisa came into our lives to walk my dog, but what we received in return is more than I expected. I've noticed that Layla is an even happier, go-lucky dog! Thanks Lisa for treating Layla as your own!
The Speed Walking DogThe Speed Walking Dog
Thumbtack Customer
I could not have asked for a better dog walker! Cynthia walks our dog few times a week and she is reliable and is just wonderful. She keeps me posted when our dog was picked up/dropped off. She also took care of our dog while we were traveling and I could tell that he had an absolutely wonderful time. He is a pickiest eater but Cynthia patiently dealt with the problem. Highly recommended!
Doggone Cindy's, LLCDoggone Cindy's, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Lisa walks my two dogs a couple times a week and she is the greatest! She is professional, reasonably priced, very flexible (given my busy schedule) and makes me feel comfortable leaving my pups in her care. I really appreciate the recaps she provides via text message after she walks my dogs. I can tell she is falling head over heels for my doggies and I am positive they feel the same way :)
The Speed Walking DogThe Speed Walking Dog
Thumbtack Customer
Cynthia walks my little beagle every day - She is fantastic and cares so much not only about the well being of my dog, but makes sure to keep me updated on their daily activities! She'll send photos and even report back on when she picked up my dog and when she dropped her off. She is responsible, punctual, and our dog has absolutely fallen in love with her. And she comes to our house rather than us having to drop off our dog every day. Cynthia is great and if you're in need of a dog walker who offers competitive rates and truly cares about your animal, you'd be remiss not to hire her!
Doggone Cindy's, LLCDoggone Cindy's, LLC
Allison M.
Hire this girl! Robin is amazing and you can tell she truly loves animals. She used to walk our 15 year old Golden Retriever. Violet loved her! Robin does take the best pictures and since we recently had to say goodbye to Violet, we cherish them. Robin currently walks our rescue puppy, Walter. He adores her! She walks him, spends time playing with him and tiring him out, and even patiently trains him. Her hard work has really helped us. He sits at all doors and street corners. He also sits and waits before he runs out of his crate. Robin continues to take great photos of Walter and texts us daily updates about his behavior and how his walk went. We are so lucky to have found a trustworthy and caring dog walker. We really appreciate her hard work and care for our dogs.
Over and Out PetsittingOver and Out Petsitting
Thumbtack Customer
I've been using Lisa's services since last October and couldn't be happier. The dog walker who's assigned to us is incredibly flexible and has never missed a walk. Coming from NYC, the walkers were unreliable at best, but I have nothing but good things to say about Lisa and her team.
The Speed Walking DogThe Speed Walking Dog
Thumbtack Customer
We used Robin's services for almost two years, including daily walks during the workweek and overnight petsitting when we went out of town and couldn't take our dog with us. Similar to another client's review, when searching for a dog walker for our senior Yorkie, we had several interviews lined up but canceled those after meeting with Robin. We were impressed by her professionalism and how seriously she took the interview, asking numerous questions and observing our dog on a walk. She wanted to make sure it was a good fit just as much as we did, which we really appreciated. We also liked the assurance of having the same walker every day, instead of a random assortment of strangers hired through an app. Our initial impression was right -- Robin was reliable, very good with our dog, and we know he looked forward to his walks. When Robin did overnight petsitting in our house, she was extremely tidy and courteous, leaving everything as she found it. And when our dog's health began to suffer, Robin was instrumental in administering his afternoon dose of medicine and reporting on his condition while we were at work. Sadly, our little guy passed away a few months ago. I'm not sure if we'll get another dog any time soon (our hearts are broken), but if we do, we'll certainly be calling Robin again. Also, while we always enjoyed receiving Robin's photos each day, we are now SO grateful to have so many wonderful photos to remember him by. Robin, thank you for all that you did for Marley and for us :)
Over and Out PetsittingOver and Out Petsitting
Thumbtack Customer
I have used Andrea for dog walks and day sitting for the last few months. She is wonderful!! She is flexible with last minute needs/changes. Also, picks up or drops off, which is a huge help when you are working a long day! I never worry that Zoe isn't getting the best love and care!
Doggy Decorum, LLCDoggy Decorum, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I first found Lisa's service about two years ago on Thumbtack.com and her experience and professionalism was evident upon receiving the initial quotes. First, she stated she was bonded and insured, when I asked others who had quoted me much lower rates if they could show proof, they never replied back. Lisa sent me a follow up message asking what she could do to earn my business. I was impressed. She was really working and taking her job seriously. Lisa got back to me immediately, and when I spoke to her, I could tell she had chosen this profession because of her true love of pets. Right of the bat she asked me all about my dog, but not typical dog walking business questions, but what do I love most about him, I just went on, I became quick friends with Lisa and so did my dog Max. The Speed Walking Dog goes non stop, I go to Lisa for advice on all things "Max" related, training issues, bizarre new behavioral issues, illnesses that come on that used to have me running to the vet - now I call Lisa - she let me know when I joined "her family" any client of hers who calls or texts her on a given day - she personally returns their message or call that day Do yourself a favor, you owe it to your pup to at least look into Lisa's services and give her a call. Trust me, I did all of the research and the price shopping and of all the professional, insured services, The Speed Walking Dog's rates are a deal. As for the research, I've done that for you too - they've been considered a top dog walking service for the past 6 years in a row. Like I said, I found lisa two years ago, it's taken me this long to write her a review, I owe it to her to make it a great one for the day after day, year after year of joy, happiness and hard work she and her team bring to mine and Max's life.
The Speed Walking DogThe Speed Walking Dog
Sid D.
The best dog walking service I have ever had. Can’t thank them enough for paying extra attention to our Rottie. I wish wish wish I had met them earlier in his life. I never write reviews but when someone provides standout service like this - then I feel compelled to tell others. Thank you Lisa and Mike. You are the best.
The Speed Walking DogThe Speed Walking Dog
Kyle S.
Robin is the dog walker everyone dreamed of having. Most importantly beyond the simple walk, she cares. Each day, Robin goes above and beyond with documenting walks with photos and updates – which is extremely helpful for working professionals who spend most of their day in the office and want to know the babies at home are not only safe, but happy. Outside of her amazing responsiveness during walks, Robin is our first call for any questions regarding the puppies behavior trends – she has easily become their family. It is important for us to have someone we can trust, so it’s been great to have her over the last several months. Not to mention, when our puppies ran away, she was the first to continuously check in and aid with resources to track them back down. Recommend is an understatement!
Over and Out PetsittingOver and Out Petsitting
Thumbtack Customer
Due to an illness I've been dealing with I haven't been able to maintain my " little" dog Billie's walk/ run schedule Like she needs, so she had put on a few lb', and worse yet ....seemed more depressed than I!! She just wasn't the dog I knew her to be. It broke my heart. Then I found Susan.... Susan came into our lives and within a week, I kid you not... That puppy smile returned to her face! After over a year of several dog walkers and even medications... I don't know what her secret is but Billie is happier than ever!! And so am I, Susan is always on time, smiling, prepared and a just a delight. Billie sits and edits by the door for her now Every day AND is already back into her skinny jeans !! I feel so much better knowing my little girl is do well taken care of, with someone that adores my dog and treats her just as if she we're her own. THANKS SUSAN !!!
Tails R Waggin'Tails R Waggin'
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