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Richmond Dog Running Professionals

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Erika Bresee, CPDT-KA
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Keith W.
Verified review

Erika was amazing with our dog Lilly. In only a matter of minutes, she had her responding to commands like never before. Very professional. We were blown away with her skills in getting our dog to respond.

Practical Dog Training
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
Verified review

Honestly I wasn't even expecting getting a dog, was at the James river and saw this young man with two very well trained dogs and started talking. He seemed to love what he does so he invited me to the dog motel. How could I refuse, went there and was overwhelmed by the amount of dogs and how well taught they where. Well there was one dog that caught my eye. My dog Mr. Marvin. Well I left feeling. Happy and wanted that dog but didn't know how and or if I could take care of him. Well lo and behold I met his associate walking Marvin at the river. He asked if I wanted to take him home. (I've always wanted a dog to keep up with me on jogs) went back to the motel filled out the paper work and now I have the companion of my life. Well trained and loving. Highly recommended looking for a pet in his establishment.

Pet Adventure
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

My dog loved her from the beginning. She is caring and respectful. I don't have to stress about my dog while I'm at work.

  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
Verified review

Andrea came to my house to train my Dog, Loki. She was excellent! She observed his negative behaviors and gave me easy and EFFECTIVE ways to deflect his attention onto something more positive. We saw Andrea on Friday, 2/02/18 @ 9am and she was here for a hour. I've been using all of the techniques she taught me and although it's only been over 40 hours since she visited, Loki is already showing excellent improvement. She even called me back later Friday afternoon, to say she researched one of his more unusual behaviors and gave she gave me additional instructions for training Loki regarding this specific issue. I highly recommend Andrea from Belton Entertainment, she understands Dogs, what drives them and how to handle/control those behaviors. Good Luck!

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
Verified review

Candy Stoneman stayed overnights with our diabetic/insulin dependent dog for a week - her care and her attention to detail for his needs was outstanding -

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

This was our first time leaving our animals (dog and cat) with an overnight pet sitter. Connie was responsive and on-time each day. When my husband and I returned home, the animals were calm and relaxed. We will definitely be using Connie's services again in the future.

Leash & Lead
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Liz W.
Verified review

Mel has done a wonderful job with our very timid dog, Boone. We call her every time we go away.

Lidia Zemelka
5.0
from 1 review
    Andrzej R.
    Verified review

    Lidia is very reliable and honest, and my animals (cats/dog) love her. She is an animal lover, and took great care of them on multiple occassions while I traveled on business. Highly recommended!!!

    About

    Bc I do more work and am very detailed im young energized and ready to work I only have two goals satisfy the customers and get the job done correctly

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    I breed and train Flat-Coated Retrievers; however, I have owned and trained many different breeds in the past. I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, which is an autoimmune disease which may disrupt my schedule on days that I am not feeling well.

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    Does not feel a type of breed makes a dog aggressive. Does not discriminate against breeds and willing to work with the needs of your pet.

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    I'm a young, active, and reliable college graduate who loves all animals and makes sure they get the best care and activity possible. I have my own source of transportation and am willing to negotiate a quoted price.

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    I provide loving care to your furry family members. I am available for dog walking, as well as cat and dog sitting.

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    I am a dependable dog sitter and dog walker for your pet. I will also water your plants and do any other errand that you need done.

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    My services are pet sitting, dog walking, feeding, playtime, vet visits, and overnights. Anything you need for your pets can be accommodated.

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    I will come to your house, walk and feed your dogs, cats, or horses. I love animals and I have a 4-year old female boxer/lab mix. I was walking 3 dogs in MA on the side.

    • 4 years in business
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    I've always had a strong work ethic that's very noticeable to others. I take pride in my work.

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    I like to help and work with a dog. It is very clever animal. With them, everything is easy. They are very friendly because they trust you.

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    I walk your dog when needed. I provide water during and after walks to keep your furry friend hydrated.

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    I have been around dogs my entire life, and I have a very good understanding of dogs and their behavior. But more importantly, I love them and enjoy being and working with them. I have had a neighborhood dog service called Dogtopia, and many of my neighbors and friends have utilized my dog sitting, dog walking, and dog grooming services. I have also interned at Dogma in Carytown. I live in the city and have a fueled vehicle as well. I am available on evenings, weekends and anytime during the summer. Although I am a recent high school student, my maturity, practical experience, and eagerness with caring for dogs and animals will make me an excellent pet sitter. If you want to interview me, you can call me!

    About

    At I Wuff Pets, we care about your precious pets. Services include pet sitting, dog walking, pet taxi, pooper scooper, litter box cleaning and more. Call Erin Cowan for a free consultation today.

    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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