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Junction City Dog Walkers

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MuttSchool
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sue J.
Verified review

I enrolled my 6 month old grand dog in MuttsSchool because of their all positive, and use of clickers training methods. They were accommodating to my needs as far as travel and availability was concerned. Admittedly, this sweet boy was a wild child, so he needed extra time and attention with his training. At the end of the 3 weeks of his training, he was definitely a much calmer and more disciplined dog who responded to his commands well during the end of the session training period with his owners. When I first interviewed the school about their training program, I was told that clicker training was used exclusively, which is exactly what I wanted. However, upon picking up our dog, I found out that the clicker was used only by one, possibly two of the trainers, but that the trainer who worked with him the most did not use a clicker in his training sessions. This trainer's method was strictly positive, but the lack of consistency in using the clicker throughout the dog's training was disappointing and detrimental for the overall training of the dog. It was obvious that the dog understood the concept of the clicker, but the carry over to those of us who continue to be around the dog was lacking. Also we came home with a very sick dog, who had picked up a nasty virus. I know the kennels were diligent in keeping their kennels clean and that just like with children, viruses can and do happen in even the cleanest of areas. But it was also disappointing that the dog was so sick and required yet more expensive veterinary care. Would I recommend MuttsSchool to others? Yes, I would, but I would caution the school about touting that clickers were exclusively used throughout the training sessions when they were not. This dog was young and loaded with energy and he was definitely a much improved companion after his 3 week session attending MuttsSchool.

Dickey's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Cora C.
Verified review

My dog and I love this place! They keep the pets active and happy and are so caring. When my dog was a puppy she was terribly skittish and afraid of people. The staff helped her confidence and socialization so much. Highly recommended for both day stays and boarding.

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I will walk your dog to exercise their legs. I will train your dog to sit, roll over, speak and shake your hand, go to the restroom outside, let you know when they want to go outside, teach them how to play fetch, and much, much more. Dogs are cool for most people.

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Animals are my passion! I do anything from dog walking, to dog sitting, to cleaning.

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If you need a pet sitter, pet caregiver, or dog walker -- I am there. I am good with animals, and I love animals. I am willing to give a helping hand to those who need my help.

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Superb customer service and quality work. Efficient and affordable.

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I am not a dog behavioral specialist; however, I have had a great deal of experience, or I guess you could call it luck, in training my own dogs. I have been doing so since I was around 14 years of age. I am now (and don't tell anyone this!) 49 years old. I am strict in my training but not at all abusive. I use simple steps that any family can adapt to their own situation. At first, the family will not be a part of training the dog. However, as behavior progresses, the family will be doing most of the training.

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I will walk any dog. That is well mannered, meaning not dog or human aggressive. I'm charging $10 per hour for up to two dogs. Three to four dogs will be $15 an hour if they're from the same person.

  • 6 years in business
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Inspired by our dogs, we provide services for yours! We offer dog walking, pet sitting, pet taxi, and poop scoop. Each of our staff member offers a solid background in animal care, plus we are insured and bonded for your peace of mind. Whether you need us once a day or just once in a while, our schedule is flexible to fit yours. Once we complete your free initial consultation, we can also be available to you for last-minute requests.

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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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