Find a dog walker near Overland Park, KS

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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 Overland Park dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
It's been almost two years since I used the service, and it looks like its improved. Unfortunately I did not receive the best service for it. A few things: Cons: - multiple instances where the dog walker would lock themselves out of my place, and I had to come home from work to let them back in. - usage of my facilities: bathroom would be used while I was gone (toilet seat left up, bed room door open for some reason, etc. - My dog would be left with his pincher collar on, which was unacceptable. I let it go the first time but the second time was the last straw and I cancelled the service. - I made it very clear that as a border collie he needed a run, not a leisure walk, and was told that would be fine. I can tell when my dog has gotten a 30 minute run, and he was never ran. If anything, he was walked only briefly so he could go to the bathroom, and then returned. Cost was never an issue so I don't understand why a run wasn't done. Pros: - Affordable - Convenient - Had nominal improvements on my dog's behavior. Instead, I took my dog to a doggy day care, which did more good for him than just a simple walk.
Jo Co Barking ClubJo Co Barking Club
Callie F.
These guys are great! They leave journal and write in it every day so I know how my pup did on walk/visit. Show up on time. Very responsive and okay with last minute changes. I also used their obedience training for my dog and we are improving every day!
Jo Co Barking ClubJo Co Barking Club
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