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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 Austin dog walkers
Edward M.
On time , like that they send emails with time and pictures of dog walks and give dogs treats when walk completed
The Sporty Dog, Inc.The Sporty Dog, Inc.
Jane P.
Service is great so far. My dog loves her walks with our dog walker !!
Premier Pet TLC 💜 Only The Best For Your PetPremier Pet TLC 💜 Only The Best For Your Pet
Doug M.
The dogs and I like Ashley. We are all looking forward to her taking them for walks.
All My Pet Services (AMPS)All My Pet Services (AMPS)
Laura P.
Walk Around Town ATX has been amazing! They are very responsive, easy to schedule and my dog loves them. Recommend!
Walk Around Town ATXWalk Around Town ATX
Thumbtack Customer
Carrie was easy to work with and communicative. She was punctual and made sure my dog was had a great walk. I would hire her again.
Reese's Rascal RoundupReese's Rascal Roundup
Abigail R.
Morgan is wonderful! I don’t get to interact with her much but I love that she sends me pictures and videos of when she’s walking my dog. She is very friendly and communicates well. Highly recommend!
Walk Around Town ATXWalk Around Town ATX
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan and Briana are fantastic! We hired them to walk our dogs while we are at work. I come home now and the dogs are so much happier and more relaxed. Their on-leash skills have improved as well. Ryan and Briana are helping reinforce the training we have already started with them. I appreciate the flexibility, organization, timeliness, and professionalism. I highly recommend them!
Bat Country Pet SittingBat Country Pet Sitting
Erin H.
Faith seemed very knowledgeable about dogs and is willing to walk them and help with some additional training since I've had hip replacement surgery. She had so much to share and her first meet and greet was even free!
Pamper Ur PetPamper Ur Pet
Bill G.
Ashley started walking my dog recently, and it's going extremely well. She has a ton of experience, and my adopted pup has some special behavioral and socialization needs, most likely from the way he was treated as a puppy. He took to Ashley immediately, and responds to direction from her that he won't with me :) Since this is my first time having a dog with these issues, I'm also learning a lot from her. AND, each time he's come back from his walks with her, he's a very happy boy. What more can one ask? I highly recommend her!
All My Pet Services (AMPS)All My Pet Services (AMPS)
Steven R.
ATX Super Sitters has made my dog Bogart and I so happy since we've started using their services. With a new job, my schedule demands long, sometimes unconventional hours and I wouldn't be able to work with a clear conscious without knowing Bogart was taken care of while I am away. Shani and Mark are naturals with animals and always have my dog's best interests at heart. They go above and beyond making sure I am updated on any schedule changes, aware of any behavioral trends my dog is exhibiting, and ready to offer their advice whenever it is asked for. Of course, we all love our own pets, but it's really comforting to leave my dog in the hands of people that love him as well. I wouldn't use anyone else for my dog walking or boarding needs. ATX Super Sitters is fantastic.
ATX Super SittersATX Super Sitters
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