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Winter Haven Dog Walkers

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  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie Y.
Verified review

I am the owner of a very energetic Black Labrador. I knew that I had a dog with high energy and needed professional help with training my puppy. I found Martha Bernal through a friend at work who was happy with her dog training. Martha guided my puppy through ten sessions of puppy training (basic puppy obedience). I was very pleased with her obvious love of dogs and immediate results with each lesson. Martha has a gentle, effective approach to training dogs and my dog responded very well to her training sessions. The end result for me was that my Labrador became a lot more easy to manage because he understood the commands (requests) that I made such as "Come" "Sit" "Stay" "Leave it" and he also stopped jumping up on people. I enjoyed seeing my dog learn and am very happy with the dog training that Martha provided to my dog. He remembers everything she taught him and it makes our family happy to have a well trained big dog. I would recommend her highly to anyone considering a dog trainer.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Linda E.
Verified review

Susan has been our pet sitter/dog walker/emergency Vet contact, etc. for several years. It took us 8 years to find someone in this area on whom we could rely. We went through a handful of pet sitters that left us seeing red and having to get last minute neighbors' help. We finally get to travel and I cannot do that comfortably unless my fur babies are taken care of. Even if we have a friend house sitting, I still have Susan check up on them (the sitter and the dogs and cat) and walk the dogs. She always texts me so I know she has been there.

Help Me Rhonda Pet Care
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah W.
Verified review

Great pet sitter and dog walker. Rhonda has been taking care of my dog since I had him and she is really great with him and goes above and beyond just walking and house sitting. Her focus is always the well being of the animals she takes care of.

K9 connection
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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My family and I are new to owning a dog. We adopted a dog from the shelter and wanted to make sure we trained her correctly. K9 Connection is honestly the best dog training company I have been lucky to come across. The initial contact, they come to your house, analyze the dog, and how we work with our dog. They showed us how to control, walk, and enjoy our new family member. The price is perfect for one on one training, honestly don't be scared and think you can't afford this. I thought that and the value you get from training even if it is one session is priceless. They are professional and always on time. Highly recommend.

Kara's Pet Kare
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

I’ve used Kara’s services multiple times now for dog walking and boarding. Her love for animals is obvious. Kara was very reassuring to me when I was nervous to leave her while I went away during the weekend. She sent me updates and photos and kept my four legged baby happy. I would definitely recommend Kara to anyone who needs pet care!

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Kendra G.
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tavise M.
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Kendra has a been an absolute pleasure to work with and takes excellent care of my dog. I have a very fluid schedule and she’s wonderful at accommodating any request. I would highly recommend her!

  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie R.
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Carrie has been great! She dog walks a couple days a week. She will text me to say she is on her way and will take pictures of my fur baby to send over. My dog looks forward to seeing her, and I feel completely comfortable with Carrie. I was a little scared to give a stranger keys and access to my house, but Carrie has proven to be trustworthy and a valuable addition to the family!

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Dog Rules, Inc.
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annaleigh W.
Verified review

It has been a wonderful experience. Shana comes to my home and works with my dog and then I work with him. She is very calm, doesn't raise her voice and he loves her and responds to her commands. I have the idea now and and so does my puppy. I am not finished yet but Sebastian is such a good boy now. I would definitely recommend Dog Rules.

Cookies Pet Care
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Candy R.
Verified review

This is a respectable and compassionate professional pet caretaker. Eleanor "Cookie" provides the specific care I need for my diabetic cat, Ikee. He needs insulin twice a day and Cookie did not hesitate, where other pet sitters did. That, to me, is the difference between a sitter and a professional caregiver. Your pet family is in excellent hands with her!

Kimberly Holt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Penelope L.
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Kimberley does such an incredible job pet sitting my beagle mix rescue, Lacey. She's still a pup and needs a lot of attention. I know she's in good hands when I'm away for work trips. Kimberly texts me adorable pictures of Lacey so I can see how she's doing. She loves going on hikes with Kimberly. Kimberly spoils Lacey. I highly recommend Kimberly for your pet sitting and dog walking needs.

Isabelle Baker
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Gina M.
    Verified review

    Isabelle is a wonderful pet/house sitter! She is very responsible always going above the expected to care for my dog. Isabelle is dependable, honest and compassionate. I could not ask for a better person to care for my pet in my absence! Having her watch over the house is an added bonus! I highly recommend Isabelle for your pet and house sitting needs! Gina Mammel

    Natalie's Dog Walking
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Donna P.
    Verified review

    She's extremely friendly and outgoing. She truly loves the pets. I will recommend Natalie to any one without reservations. I look forward to keeping her as my new dog walker/sitter for years to come.

    Luna's House Dog Boarding
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ankeeta M.
    Verified review

    Thanks for taking good care of my baby!!

    Paws & Play Pet Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Patricia L.
      Verified review

      Kris was wonderful with my dogs! She is a true animal lover and treats them like they are her own! I will definately use her and Paws and Play again!

      About

      I am willing to help care for pets by either feeding, walking, and dog sitting. I am not in school, so my schedule is pretty flexible throughout the day, and I can work nights, but I am unavailable from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. I am available any time after 2:00 p.m.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      My services include dog walking and pet sitting of non reptiles. I also do rabbit sitting, pet washing, car rides and more. You name it. I always get along with pets, and I care about them.

      About

      Loving Care For Your Pets I offer: pet sitting and walking, loving and kind care of your valued pets, and general 'house watching' while you are away. I am licensed and bonded, and long-time resident of Orlando area, with excellent references. I cover Dr. Phillips, Williamsburg, and Windemere Areas. I offer care, designed to suit your pets' needs and time schedules. Call for information and costs estimates; I will be happy to hear from you. Linda

      • 4 years in business
      About

      i have a very simple approach to dog training which enables the owner to be able to understand and reinforce easily, which lends to the training being more effective longterm I have always had a passion with working closely with animals, and I also enjoy helping people gain a better understanding of their pet, giving them a better, more fullfilling relationship longterm

      About

      I'm a pet-friendly and quite a healthy gal! I enjoy life, walking and getting fresh air. I'm at your service. All you have to do is call.

      About

      I have 12 pets 5 fish, 4 liserds, and 3 dogs one of them is 3 leged Seening the dog im walking and making sure the person and the dog is friendly

      About

      I am a dog breeder. I love to raise the standards on the breed, and I am also working on quality, health, and temperament. I also do dog training.

      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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