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Schenectady Dog Walkers

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At Home Obedience
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martha C.
Verified review

We learn a lot and our dog is on the right track! Carol knows what she is doing, and she answered all of our questions. Thank you Carol!

Pets At Ease Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen W.
Verified review

Pets at Ease has put my mind at ease! I have been using Pets at Ease for 6 years for daily dog walks while I am at work. Thanks to Meg I have one happy hound and can work easy knowing that my guy is well taken care of. She never misses a visit and always gives my dog the attention that he needs and deserves.

Tabitha's Pet Sitting
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy B.
Verified review

Tabitha has been a lifesaver for us! She has made herself available on our timeframe, has always shown up on time, and our puppy Wendell loves her :-)

Brooke's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan P.
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I have used Brooke countless times!! I never have to worry when I leave my dog Gladys in her care. I hate the thought of leaving Gladys in a kennel and with Brooke I can enjoy my vacation without having to worry. HIGHLY recommend.

Elite Instinct K9 Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabeth G.
Verified review

Jenn helped my husband and me in dealing with and managing our aggressive dog, and eventually helped us in coping with the loss of him. After that, Jenn never lost touch, checking in with us to see how we were doing and even inviting us to watch a Search and Rescue training with her team (to this day one of the coolest, most impressive things I've ever witnessed). What we didn't realize was that Jenn would not only help us in dealing with the early loss of our pet, but she would help us become better dog owners. She has taught us everything from animal behavior to human behavior, how to effectively communicate with our canine companions, and how to lead a happy, balanced life with them. What impresses me about Jenn is not only her professionalism when meeting with clients, but her energy, passion and knowledge for dogs and helping others. Jenn spent countless hours with us offering us advice, pointing out to us what she was seeing in our dog and why it was happening, and what we could do to modify the behavior. Jenn takes a genuine, caring interest in the dogs she trains and the families she helps. I simply cannot put a price tag on what Jenn has done for my family (2-legged and 4-legged). If you are noticing issues in your dog, or are just interested in learning more about dog behavior (and in turn human behavior), I would not hesitate in the slightest to recommend Jenn to anyone and everyone. Don't bother looking anywhere else - the quality of her service is unrivaled!!

Justina's Dog Walking
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
Verified review

Justina is amazing when we need a pet sitter we will only hire her! Our animals were so happy and well taken care of!

Purrfect Pet Sitting LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adam M.
Verified review

Wendy and Jaime are great. My dog is much happier when I come home from work now! I would absolutely recommend Wendy to everyone!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am originally from Rochester, New York. I've been training dogs for over five years. The main thing that I have learned in doing this is to be patient. Some dogs can be trained faster than others. It really depends on the breed, but all dogs are trainable. You just have to know and use their own instincts that they are born with. I train dogs that are not housebroken, jumping on people, biting, barking, and pulling when you walk them. I can also teach commands depending what your needs are and what you want from your pet. I can come to you or you to me, whichever makes you comfortable. I am looking forward for all of you dog lovers out there to contact me, so you can have control for your family member and not have family, friends or guests be afraid to enter your home or even to lock your family member away when you do have visitors.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We strive to incorporate calm, assertive training within our services to better serve our clients.

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I will come to your house and walk your dogs and pick up after them and take care of them when needed I love playing with the dogs whether it is playing with their toys or just running around with them

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Many people train their pets, or at least attempt to. But I go beyond that. I love dogs and want to do what I can to make living with them as easy as I can. A lot of people get frustrated because their dog pulls to much when they walk them, or because it won't learn to sit or lay down. I want to alieviate that frustration. I have trained many dogs, both my own and friends and they are amazed. When new people come over and see how many tricks/commands my dogs know and how well behaved they are they say how shocked they are. I own large dogs and I always get people that are scared because of their size. I promise them that they will do nothing other than sniff you, lick you, and wait for you to pet them. By the end of the evening, most want to take them home. I enjoy working with dogs, so I don't see it as a job that needs to be done, but a job that yes, needs to be done, but that I love every minute doing. Spending the time with the animal and getting to know them and play with them.

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I like to walk dogs. I want to work locally. I live in Northville, NY. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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I previously worked at two veterinary hospitals as an assistant and receptionist. I also own three dogs of my own. I love working with and taking care of animals. I love small animals like guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, dogs and cats.

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Unlike some competitors, I treat my dogs like humans not numbers. Willing to do free evaluations and demo my training methods for free I'm willing to customize and tailor my training to your needs! I'm very big on customer service, communication and assuring you that your dog is in amazing hands! 100% guaranteed results for life! I am also willing to charge lower than any competitor doing alike training! I would love to tell you more about the work we do! Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

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I do dog grooming and training. I have been raising dogs for over 30 years. I have tought all levels of obedience and conformation handling. I have shown dogs in AKC shows and I have put championship titles on many different breeds of my own and I handled for others. I have owned my dog-grooming shop for 20 years.

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I do both dog walking and dog sitting (out of home). I have been helping a SUNY New Paltz professor for two years with her large yellow lab. I am free after 3:30 PM from Monday-Thursday, all day on Friday and Saturday, and free on Sunday morning and evening.

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Our services include dog and cat boarding, kennel, doggie daycare, animal clinic, veterinary services, grooming, pet food and supplies, and total pet care. You will find everything you are looking for all under one roof.

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I will walk your dogs and take good care of them. I am retired. I also have two dogs of my own and I love them very much. This would be a good job for me.

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I will walk dogs and sit pets while you're out for the night or away on a vacation. I will take them to the dog park.

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The mission at Sit Happenz is to help dogs live in our human world through better communication and understanding. This in turn will bring harmony and happiness to the home for everyone involved. Effective dog training leads to a happy dog. Sit Happenz leads you to success with clear communication, patience, and proactive learning skills. Sit Happenz has different obedience training programs to suit your needs, including puppy training, crate training, obedience training, eliminating barking, stopping chewing, and other skills designed to train a well-behaved dog.

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I love animals. I talk and walk with them. Animals need to be loved just like people. You got so many animals today that has not been raised right. They just need love like babies.

Q & A

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. 

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