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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 Edina dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
Amy did an awesome job walking my dog while I was on a long vacation. She was caring, reliable, and flexible. After a few walks, my dog loves her. I would definitely hire her again.
Amy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet SittingAmy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Thumbtack Customer
Liz walked my two dogs every day for a week. She was very dependable and did a great job. She even took them out when it was raining!
The Pampered PoochThe Pampered Pooch
Thumbtack Customer
Amy does a fantastic job walking and boarding our 2 dogs. She is so kind with them and very responsive, trustworthy and reliable for us. She is flexible and easy to work with - Amy runs the best dog walking service we have ever employed (and we have employed a few).We know our 2 best friends are in great hands when Amy is taking care of them. We recommend Amy highly!
Amy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet SittingAmy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Jean J.
We had to leave our dog alone for much longer than we normally do. Jerrie responded to my request right away. She walked our dog and spent some time with her on the deck. She provided us with feedback about the visit. We were glad that we didn’t have to worry about the dog and that we didn’t have to rush home. Thank you, Jerrie.
Whiskers and Wiggy ButtsWhiskers and Wiggy Butts
Kirsten P.
We hired Jerrie to walk our lab during a stretch of long work days. Our girl just loved her. Jerrie took her on a nice long walk and then played with her in the yard for mental stimulation. Jerrie even brought toys! We were confident that our dog was very well cared for in Her hands.
Whiskers and Wiggy ButtsWhiskers and Wiggy Butts
Stephanie W.
Shanna has been wonderful to our beloved frenchie! We love receiving the photos/videos from Roscoe’s daily walks. Shanna is super responsive and has always been flexible to schedule changes. We are happy to have found both Wag Snigg & Stroll and Roscoe’s new BFF (Shanna’s dog).
Wag Sniff And Stroll LLCWag Sniff And Stroll LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Amy is fabulous - she's been walking Finn since he was six months old. He was shy and scared of his own shadow. He's a happy and more socially comfortable dog now. She's wonderful with him - never have we had a problem in our three years together. Love her and trust her completely.
Amy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet SittingAmy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Thumbtack Customer
I have never left my dogs with anyone but family. After Karen came over for an interview (?) I was impressed with how much my two dogs liked her and wanted to crowd around her. She has stayed with them twice and the first time I admit I thought about the dogs some, but when I returned they were totally happy and I had no reservations about the second time -felt totally comfortable and had no worries. I like the way she leaves notes to tell me how the dogs were and acted. My little Cairn Terrier even set by her during the last visit which is unusual for her. I had her come over 4 times a day to feed, let out and walk my dogs. I have recommended her to a couple of my friends. Would have been above perfect if the yard had been picked up of the waste when she had the dogs out in the yard, but did not ask her to do this nor do i know of anyone who does. I would be willing to recommend her to anyone. I totally believe in Playful Paw Pet Care Services.
Playful Paw Pet Care ServicesPlayful Paw Pet Care Services
Thumbtack Customer
Referring to Amy as a "dog walker" is simply an inadequate description for the service Amy has provided to me, my home and my pets. While I hope my situation is a little unusual, my puppy had health issues at the time I adopted her. When the Vet and I thought the issues had passed, Amy was attuned enough to think otherwise. Amy called me at work one day and offered to take a sample to the vet. Amy was right. My dog was still quite ill. When I estimated the extra compensation for Amy's time and travel, Amy left the extra money on the counter. When I next saw Amy, I'll never forget the look I got. While an astute enough business person, Amy's fundamental concern is clearly for the welfare of those in her charge-- and I include myself some days. She's taken in my deliveries, shut off devices I've left on and is beyond simply trustworthy and reliable. I can leave my pets and home each day knowing Amy will be here-- and that my home, my dog and even my cats have a friend and protector that we depend on to stay safe, healthy and happy. My dog loves her walks with Amy and I couldn't be happier we found Amy. Michelle C.
Amy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet SittingAmy Cusick Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Thumbtack Customer
I came to the Minneapolis area for a 3 month work contract with a very odd schedule. I am staying in a hotel with a cat and my Labrador. I felt so bad thinking about my dog being cooped up for 13 hours so I contacted Jerrie because of her great reviews. I'm so glad that I did! She comes and walks my dog for me while I'm at work. It makes my long work day so much easier knowing that my boy is being taken care of! He certainly lacks manners (we're working on it!) and I appreciate that she puts up with his shenanigans! I love that she keeps a log of what's going on while she is here as well as sharing little tidbits about herself as well. Jerrie really truly cares about animals. Even though I didn't hire her to care for my cat, she always makes sure to give her some love and attention while she's here too! If I ever come back to Minneapolis I will definitely hire her again! Thanks Jerrie! We appreciate you so much!
Whiskers and Wiggy ButtsWhiskers and Wiggy Butts
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