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Norwalk Dog Running Professionals

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  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Excellent. Great listening skills, very perceptive with a great knowledge about canine behavior — in particular— rescue dogs. She gave some sound advice on acclamating a new rescue dog with our dog Trixie that has been with us for 8 years (she is 10). Her helpful techniques and insights have been paying off.

  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
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She really enjoys what's she doing and that translates into a positive, productive experience for my dog and me! She also had good practical tips for dealing with puppy issues. We are having great results.

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SKL House Grooming
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey W.
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Sing did an amazing job grooming my dog. She is very experienced and very professional. She created very trusting rapport with my dog. My dog not only looks great, but enjoyed the experience as well. I highly recommend Sing.

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Diamonds in the Ruff
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie Z.
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I just want to tell you how much I (on behalf of CT Baptist Homes, Senior Community) appreciate the Pet Therapy you help us provide. This is so valuable and deeply appreciated. Our residents and staff all look forward to the dog(s) coming and we see so many heartwarming responses. As you know our population is composed of memory impaired and senior population. It is exciting as well as gratifying to me to see most of our residents ( mostly animal lovers) respond so well to the dog(s). The dogs are not only a pleasant experience but also an important memorable one that we would not otherwise have without you . Memories are triggered with wonderful reminiscing experiences. What you all do means so much to me both personally and professionally! Thank you for all work and spirit. Robin, a BIG THANK YOU for making all our "ruff" days much more enjoyable!

  • 8 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Joan P.
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she was here a long time trying to get my dog to be friends with her---but my dog would not co-operate

  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Neeve did an excellent job with my dog. We began to see a change in his demeanor almost immediately. She was extremely positive and worked with me to come up with a realistic plan for my dog. We discussed followup visits and training. She worked around my schedule. I highly recommend Neeve and her dog training skills.

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Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nisha S.
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EXCELLENT! She not only trained my pup, but worked with me so I would have the tools needed to continue the training process. She is gentle and knowledgable. My dog and I hope to continue our relationship with her as we work on my dog's training. thank you! I HIGHLY recommend Flipz Pet Care!!!!

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Beverly C.
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I enjoyed taking my dog at Pack in Harmony. Jessica the trainer was very pleasant to work with and made herself available. I would highly recommend her.

Pampered Pals Pet Care
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Gail T.
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Sarah watched my dogs for 10 days about a month ago. I have two dogs and work from home so they have beyond extreme separation anxiety, so I was very tentative to travel, but had to leave the country so taking my dogs with me was not an option. A close friend of mine recommended her to me and I tried it. I am so beyond grateful for Sarah and her services. She brought my dogs everywhere with her, fortunately she has a job allowing her to bring them to work with her, she brought them to local dog parks and even brought them to a dog bakery to pick out their own snacks and then stopped at PetSmart to let them pick out some new toys, much more than I would ever expect any petsitter to do. She kept me updated sending me at least two texts with pictures of my babies and responded to all my messages. My female dog, Madison, takes a while to warm up to people and can be snippy, Sarah had no issues at all with her and Madison trusted her within minutes of Sarah watching her. I returned home to a wonderful picture collage of my dogs "Vacation with Sarah" and them happily asleep in their beds snuggled with their new toys, I have Sarah routinely come take them on trips now as they love to leave the house and adventure with her, they always come home super happy and then sadly walk around for at least an hour after she leaves. I couldn't have found a better pet sitter if I had duplicated myself! She truly is amazing

  • 8 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Carol D.
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Jill has been very good...on time and really seems to like our dog. Very helpful.

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Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Sammy S.
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I reached out to Josh for help because my dog would lash out at other dogs when we went for walks, hikes, etc. I was very pleased with his work! He arrived on time, earlier than expected, to really make sure I got the most out of my session. The quality of his work is very professional and you could tell he truly cares about helping you and your dog! He is very knowledgeable in numerous different behavioral issues, which was impressive. He taught me how to take control of my dog and now my dog is doing much better socially. Josh also responded to my emails in a timely mannner when I would have quick questions. I would highly recommend this service!!

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ricardo H.
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Training in walking the dog and preventing from just moping on guests. He did a terrific job! Very patient and explained everything

BarksTown Pet Services
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah D.
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I hired Chris and his team for dog walking. My schedule can vary from day to day depending on my workload and traveling back home from NYC make it almost impossible to get back in time to walk my furbaby. Not only is Chris professional, but you can see he honestly loves what he does. He treats my little one as if she is his own and puts my mind completely at ease. I come home to a happy and tired pup every time, as well as a report of what she did or did not do on her walk. Even if I text him with any last minute adjustments, Chris is able to make it happen and I honestly could not be any happier.

Canine Company
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon F.
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My dog is old and he was way, way past due for a grooming. Alyssa did a very nice job and was very patient...she took her time and my dog. Survived the whole experience in great shape...and he looks good

The Pawtrotters
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Elise N.
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Kristian was prompt, courteous, and caring with my pup! My dog took to him right away and felt very safe and happy in his presence. We look forward to using more of Kristian’s services, as our standards are set with what we look for in a dog walker. If you’ve found Kristian, look no further!

Rover New York
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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Working with Rover has been nothing short of amazing. I love the peace of mind that I can get the quality pet care I need, when I need it - plus my dog loves his Rover sitters! It's truly a life saver!

Kim's Pet Care Service
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
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Kim was so friendly and I had no worries when leaving our dog in her care while we were away on vacation!

Treat!
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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They made sure that all of my dog Bruces's needs were met, showed up to the walk early and treated my best friend like he was family

The Traveling Leash, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Rick Vélez
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Erin is the only one we turn to when we need someone to look after our boys. One of our cats hides every time the door bell rings and does not like to see any visitors but when Erin comes to take care of them he greats her at the door. I highly recommend Erin to watch over your fur baby's cat or dog. Thank you Erin!

Happy Tails
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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Brian is the ultimate in trust and care for my dog, Stewie. I am so fortunate to have him.

Chelles Pet Care
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kate M.
Verified review

Michelle was so professional and friendly. She explained how each day would be structured for my dog and sent me videos of him following commands. There is a considerable improvement after one week. Our shiba Inu is quite stubborn but Michelle has got rid of some of his bad behaviors. I have already booked my dog in for a two week stay next year when I am away overseas. I would highly recommend Michelle!

Q & A

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. 

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