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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.
Thumbtack Customer
Reliable, consistent dog walking by people who clearly love dogs!
Houston Dog ButlerHouston Dog Butler
Doug M.
The dogs and I like Ashley. We are all looking forward to her taking them for walks.
AMPS: Ashley Martin's Pet ServiceAMPS: Ashley Martin's Pet Service
Thumbtack Customer
I love that Michelle always sends me updates and pictures on how the walk went with my dog, Flash!
Happy PawzHappy Pawz
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent dog walking service. I have used them three times per week for six months and they are reliable and do a great job with my dog!!! I would highly recommend them!
Houston Dog ButlerHouston Dog Butler
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
Thumbtack Customer
Stephanie walked our dog daily while we were gone for 10 days. She was very professional and our dog was very calm around her, and when we got back. Great experience and we would hire her again!
Chasing Tail Pet CareChasing Tail Pet Care
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Spot On Pet Sitting was great! Carrie is very professional, reliable and organized. She made me feel very comfortable leaving my dogs' mid-day walk in her hands.
Spot On Pet SittingSpot On Pet Sitting
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
Thumbtack Customer
I love Stephanie! I just moved to Austin and have been using her to walk my dog during the day while I work. He has such a great time and I love that she sends me check in texts letting me know how the walks go! She is so accommodating and I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for some extra help with their pet.
Chasing Tail Pet CareChasing Tail Pet Care
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
Thumbtack Customer
I have had Theresa and Stephanie come by every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks now and my boys are so happy each day I get home because of these two ladies. WAGS Dog Walking has seriously saved my life and my boy's lives during the work week. The daily notes are so cute and helpful. Great service!
Houston Dog ButlerHouston Dog Butler
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Wags to walk my eight month old puppy Tica for two weeks while my boyfriend was out of town and she would be home alone all day. The whole process working with wags, from the first contact through canceling the service, was easy and efficient. I was impressed that Jayce made home visits to each client and that they always provide one on one attention to each pup. Most of all I loved the little notes my dog walker left me every day; it made me feel up to date on what was going on and like Tica was in good hands. We will definitely be in touch with Wags again if we are traveling or need walks in the future.
Houston Dog ButlerHouston Dog Butler
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