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Dubuque Dog Walkers

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Dot's Groom and Board
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Laura B.
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Dot's Groom and Board is amazing. We know our dog is not only going to look good after being groomed, but we know she is receiving great care.

  • 11 years in business
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We provide all the necessities for what we do (walking and sitting), our walkers have all been screened and I (the owner) always accompany them on new walks. We set up a "get to know you" session with potential clients to make sure it's a good match. Not only do we have the best rates but we have great references as well. We also are trained in animal CPR.

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I can help you out, while you're away. I will feed and walk your dog, and I can also do light housecleaning. I will come to your home or bring pets to mine.

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I am a veterinary technician and a college graduate. I am reliable, honest, gentle, and patient. I have experience and excellent references.

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Canine Connection is the best dog training in Dubuque, Iowa! Canine Connection is leading the way with state-of-the-art positive reinforcement dog training and behavior modification services in Dubuque and the tristate area! The owner/trainer, Cindy Ludwig, is one of only two Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior graduates and certified training partners in the state of Iowa and the only training service in Iowa who is a member of the Truly Dog-Friendly Training Group! Ms. Ludwig is an experienced professional educator with a master's degree in adult education and nearly 40 years of teaching experience. She is the only area trainer who has completed graduate education in canine behavior, animal learning and pet nutrition and one of only two trainers in the state of Iowa who has completed the Purdue University Veterinary Behavior Clinic's behavior modification course for dogs. Ms. Ludwig is the only certified "clicker trainer" in the tristate area and the only trainer working collaboratively with board-certified veterinary behaviorists to implement prescribed behavior modification treatment plans. She is also an AKC certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator, TDI certified therapy dog evaluator and a field representative for Paws with a Cause.

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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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