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Wausau Dog Walkers

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Wagging Tailz Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jason G.
Verified review

Paul at Wagging Tailz is great. I needed a last minute dog walker after my travel plans changed and he was quick to respond and help me out on short notice. He asked all the right questions to make sure he had all the information he needed and sent me updates on when he would be arriving and after he left, letting me know how my dog was doing. I have a low maintenance dog, but it was very reassuring to know that he was doing well thanks to the texts Paul sent me. I would definitely use his services again for longer trips and recommend him for anyone looking for a responsible dog lover to take care of their dogs.

All things Animal
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

Kim is absolutely amazing with all animals. I've seen her working with snakes, bearded dragons, birds, cats dogs you name it. She has a deep love and understanding of all animals and does an incredible job caring for them. When I trust her with our animals I know they are in good caring hands.

About

I am a graduate of the Tom Rose School for professional dog trainers. I completed the Professional Dog Trainer Program first in my class and I just completed the Master Dog Trainer Program. Both of these programs are rigorous and fast-paced, preparing me to train dogs at both the pet and competition level. I provide services from as simple as dog walking to actually training your dog how to walk on a loose leash. I deal with general, as well as specific dog behavior problems, and I work with all breeds. Come to me with any and all dog-related problems and I will work with you to determine the best course of action.

About

We offer basic puppy classes like CGC, TDI, agility, and testing for CBC and TDI. Also, we do grooming for dogs and cats.

About

I clean houses whether lived in or not. I do yard work, including raking leaves and shoveling snow. I also walk dogs as well as other tasks that you may have that you do not want to do.

About

Wausau Dog Walkers, LLC. provides dog walking and petting sitting in the greater Wausau area. Pets are cared for in the comfort of their own homes. Visits include walks or playtime, fresh food and water, and we'll also bring in the mail and paper, and water your plants. We are fully insured and PetTech certified for your protection. We are members of the Wausau Region Chamber and Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.

About

We are a home-run dog care center. We offer boarding, training, daycare and grooming at an affordable rate while providing the highest standard of care in the area.

Q & A

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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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