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7. Whistler Dog Playtime
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
We're the ONLY company that does 2 full weeks of free trial - because we know what we're doing (although new to Thumbtack). We also do free phone consultations and a no-time-limit free meet and greet to meet the person who will be taking your dog out to play. Don't want to settle for average daycare or dog walking? Need really great stimulation for your dog both physically and mentally? Don't want to break the bank? This is it. Dog walking has barely any true dog-to-dog interaction, and doggy daycare has far too much of it so dogs get anxious and don't want to be there. We match your dog with other compatible dogs based on age, breed, energy, size, temperament, and more. We pick your dog up with the rest of the playpack on foot and bring 'em to the park. We let them play for a FULL 45 mins at the park - tons of play, exercise, social bonding - and then bring them back home to drop off, give them water/food etc if needed too. We use the Same person everytime for your dog and their play pack! We also have a very popular referral program and a text-first personal customer support line to help you with any questions you have. We also have a strong community of partners like Kaiser's Natural Pet Store, Bentley's Pet Stuff, Anti-Cruelty Society, Companion Animal Hospital, Pet Supplies Plus, South Loop Dog Park Action Coop, Midwest Coast Dog Brewery, Pet Supplies Plus, and more.See more

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$16/walk

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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 Ashburn dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
Smart Paws goes above and beyond my expectations for dog walking services. The scheduler allows you to book walks at any time and also add-ons such as buying poop bags or asking to feed your dog. The dogs walker notes and pics are always fun to read and see.
The Ranch Dog TrainingThe Ranch Dog Training
Mehrdad A.
Steph has been walking my dog for over a month and she's been wonderful: trustworthy, responsive and very sweet with the little guy. She is conscientious and really has a love for dogs.
Steph's Pet CareSteph's Pet Care
Thumbtack Customer
I wish I could rate Smart Paws, especially the owner Sam Hoke, with 6 stars! Smart Paws is responsive, responsible, and most importantly, loves my dog. The GPS tracking and post-walk emails are incredibly reassuring. I know my dog is in very save and caring hands when Smart Paws walks her. It's great peace of mind for a working dog mom! Thanks Smart Paws!
The Ranch Dog TrainingThe Ranch Dog Training
Maddi P.
All you want in a dog walker is someone reliable and who loves your pup, that is John! He is excellent and my pup loves him. He is professional, responsive, punctual and even sends me a picture of my girl every walk. I am grateful I bumped into John walking another dog and would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
Top Dog ChicagoTop Dog Chicago
Thumbtack Customer
Cassie is such an amazing caretaker for our dog. She literally has helped Sully to be able to walk on a leash. She not only really cares for your dog, but she actually cares about their well being. Cassie is the absolute best!!
Cassie Cares Pet SittingCassie Cares Pet Sitting
Kristina V.
Melissa is the best! She loves our dog and takes great care of her! (Spoils her lol) We are so happy to have found her, our dog adores her and is more than excited to see her everyday for her walk.
Lunchbox Loves FriendsLunchbox Loves Friends
Leah S.
Susan is very communicative and takes great care of our Lily 2-3 days per week. She has experience as a vet tech for many years.She always leave a detailed note telling us how the walk went. We are happy to recommend Susan for dog walking!
kittycarepluskittycareplus
Thumbtack Customer
After meeting with Owen, we feel very comfortable hiring Majestic Paws to handle the daily walks for our dog. He was very professional, and we love the services they offer.
Majestic PawsMajestic Paws
Thumbtack Customer
Kris and Israel made it a simple process from start to finish. They certainly know what they're doing and made it an easy choice for me to hire them to walk my dog on a regular basis.
Modern PetModern Pet
Thumbtack Customer
Kael is a fantastic dog walker! He's dependable, trustworthy, very reasonably priced, has flexibility therefore capable of accommodating my bizarre schedule and an all round good guy. I'm very pleased, he even sends me photos & a little blurb about their walk. I highly recommend him should you need a dog walker.
Kael Escobar PhotographyKael Escobar Photography
Elizabeth g.
Jocelyn is the most reliable and friendly dog walker/sitter ever! She responds promptly and is always on time to walk my pup. She also stays in communication while we are gone and sends pics and updates of our dog. Her prices are extremely reasonable for the excellent care she provides for your pet. You know you are in good hands with her, she is the absolute best! I can't recommend her enough! (Location; Logan Square)
Paws Up! ChicagoPaws Up! Chicago
Thumbtack Customer
Majestic paws has been wonderful! They're the best dog walking service we've worked with in Chicago and we've tried our fair share. The check in system is so cool and let's us know when the walker arrives and leaves. We also really like the comments our walker Gabe leaves daily. It give me piece of mind knowing our dogs are well taken care of. I couldn't recommend majestic paws highly enough!
Majestic PawsMajestic Paws
Thumbtack Customer
Sam Hoke and Smart Paws have an amazing thing going! He loves my dog so much, which leaves me at ease while at work. Moreover, Sam sends GPS, pics, and notes after every walk, allowing me to see my boy during the day. I highly recommend Smart Paws!
The Ranch Dog TrainingThe Ranch Dog Training
Loren L.
I recently hired Damien and Paws Avenue Inc. to walk my one year old pup Griff. Damien came out to my apartment to meet Griff and I, from there we talked through expectations from both sides. He was very understanding with my requests and showed that he truly cared about my dog. I have and will continue to recommend this company to both family and friends.
Paws Avenue Inc.Paws Avenue Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Majestic paws has been great. The dog parent gets an email telling them when the walker arrives and when they depart. The departure email is my fav of the day because it also includes a pic of your fur baby. It also has a summary of what happened on the walk. And the walker also leaves a more personal hand written note. I feel like the truly care for my yorkie. Their rates are reasonable compared to most services in the city. I highly recommend majestic paws.
Majestic PawsMajestic Paws
Thumbtack Customer
All three of us - myself, my husband, and my puppy - could not possibly love Steph any more!!! She's wonderful - not only is she very professional, timely, and excellent with providing exactly the right amount of feedback, but she's so wonderful with our puppy. She offers advice (if you ask!), is super accommodating with our schedules, and is so clearly passionate about her work with animals. If you're looking for someone to walk your dog or visit with your puppy - call Steph. She offers the professional experience of a big business with the personality and flexibility of a small business!
Steph's Pet CareSteph's Pet Care
Samantha M.
I have been with Majestic Paws for a little over a year and have loved everything about them! Owen has been great and they are very responsive and communicative of any changes that happen. The technology/platform gives great piece of mind with providing pictures, walker comments, path of walk and scan in/scan out notifications. Andrew was my walker for over a year and he was so great (that they even promoted him!). My dog is kind of anxious and Majestic Paws has been great and patient with her. I will be using them as long as I live in Chicago!
Majestic PawsMajestic Paws
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