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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 Jersey City dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
They're inflexible. And as dog walking services go, they're "corporate" in their approach so if that's what you're looking for by all means...
Paw Pals Pet Services LLCPaw Pals Pet Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I chose Good Dog Pet Care because Lynne is very professional and passionate about caring for animals. I know my two huge dogs are taken care of when I'm at work. It's a huge relief to know they are being walked and loved while I'm away. Lynne is a godsend. Plus my dogs absolutely love her so I know I made the best choice for them. Dogs tired and happy = happy dog mom.
Good Dog Pet CareGood Dog Pet Care
Lowell R.
Aisha was really good with Chloe! Our regular dog walker was on vacation for about 2 weeks and we got Aisha’s services. She was on time and took pictures of Chloe during her walk. When we had questions by text whether our dog pooped or peed for that walk, she was very responsive. It was a very pleasant experience and we hope we can get more of her services in the future.
Thumbtack Customer
Lynne has been walking our lab puppy for the last two months. She jumped right in to help us out when we brought home our dog and has been walking him twice a day, five days a week since then. Unlike most walkers, her walks are one-on-one so we know he's getting her full attention and getting the most out of his time. We feel very comfortable having Lynne in our home and out with our dog. She is extremely nice and it is obvious that she loves dogs. She'll send pictures when she is out with the dog which are always fun to receive at work. When we first brought our dog home, he was very upset when we would leave him at home alone. Now he knows his routine and I think that's in large part because he knows that Lynne is coming to walk him so he won't be alone for long. Overall, we feel very fortunate that we found Lynne on Thumbtack and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog walker!
Good Dog Pet CareGood Dog Pet Care
Thumbtack Customer
Angel is fantastic! He always let's us know exactly what our dog did on her walk and gives us updates on if she does anything out of the ordinary or extraordinary. Very reliable!
Paw Pals Pet Services LLCPaw Pals Pet Services LLC
Jason P.
I’m have the very best of experiences with Good Dog, with Lynne walking my Scout weekly. She is calm, caring, professional and authentic, She cares deeply for dogs and it shows. I’ve had a service with techy GPS updates and various walkers-Lynne is superior to that, for me. I am so very glad to know that Scout is in her care.
Good Dog Pet CareGood Dog Pet Care
Thumbtack Customer
We could not be happier with the professional care Lynne has provided. Lynne is through, attentive and consistently notifies of everything concerning our dog. We have a 4 month old cavachon puppy, Lynne has not only helped care for him with daily visits/walks but provides great insight into anything we can do to help train him. Plus she makes homemade treats that he loves! I would recommend Good Dog Pet Care to anyone that needs dog related care.
Good Dog Pet CareGood Dog Pet Care
Laurie K.
Karen is the best! She treats our dogs like they are her own. Always has treats for them and I get the sweetest updates every walk. She even wipes their paws down for me on bad weather days! My doggies love her!
Bones K-9 LLC Dog Walking & ServicesBones K-9 LLC Dog Walking & Services
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