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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
Tiffany A.
Merry Pets is awesome! I highly recommend their dog walking services. They take the dogs for a nice hike and pair up the right dogs together so that there can be a true pack going on for the walks. They took the time to get to know my Felix so that they could know what other dogs to best pair him with. I can tell that they really do care about the well-being of my dog. I also appreciated her responsiveness and friendliness.
Merry PetsMerry Pets
Deb S.
Beth is very professional and my dog enjoyed his first walk. I would recommend her services if you need someone reliable who knows dogs.
Critter Care Pet Sitting ServicesCritter Care Pet Sitting Services
Katie V.
We’ve hired Aimee and co. to walk our dog multiple times a week. So far, we are very happy with the service provided and the ease of payment
Loving Your Pets HCLoving Your Pets HC
Mikayla M.
I appreciate the love and care that Loving Your Pets HC gave to my dog. Aimee treats her clients as if they are her own and is truly dedicated to her craft. She's reliable, punctual, and very knowledgeable on working with dogs. She's gentle yet effective at teaching my dog good behaviors on his walk. We are lucky to have her.
Loving Your Pets HCLoving Your Pets HC
Thumbtack Customer
I interviewed a few dog walking services before I chose Aimee. She was knowledgeable about the breed we have and was willing to take on the needs of our pups and they are on and off the leash. She was very professional and I felt comfortable with her coming into our home to take care of our dogs. We are happy with the service she has provided and will continue to use her in the future.
Loving Your Pets HCLoving Your Pets HC
Thumbtack Customer
I'm so happy to have found Aarf Pet Care when I injured myself and wasn't able to walk my dog. They have the most wonderful people working for them and you can just tell how much they love animals. I recommend them highly!!
Aarf Pet CareAarf Pet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Aimee has been caring for my 2 German Shepards for the past week. My husband and I were nervous about having someone come to our home while we were away at work and how the pups would react. My experience with Aimee has been nothing but positive. She is passionate about her craft, professional, reliable and excellent communicator. I highly recommend her dog walking/outing services.
Loving Your Pets HCLoving Your Pets HC
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