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Best Dog Walkers in Santa Clarita

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Santa Clarita Dog Walkers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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RoverExpertise.com

Santa Clarita, CA
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Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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Santa Clarita, CA

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Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Santa Clarita? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

Van Nuys, CA 91406

Why choose this provider?

LA Pet Nanny Service owner and sole service provider Catherine Inglese has more than 35 years of experience as an owner of dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles, and she also has training in animal behavior, so she is highly qualified to deal with a variety of pets. Catherine is also certified by the American Red Cross in pet safety and first aid, which is only one reason clients trust her completely with their animals. LAPNS offers many different services to meet the full array of animals' needs, including dog walking, pet sitting, custom meal preparation, medication administration, and pet transport service.

Los Angeles, CA 91311

Why choose this provider?

Puppy Pawz Chatsworth offers multiple types of dog walks to meet the needs of many different clients. Short walks through Puppy Pawz are 15 minutes long and come at the company's lowest rate. From there, Puppy Pawz has medium and long walks available at 30 minutes and 45 minutes, respectively. PPC is proud of the fact that it serves every dog, no matter how big or small it may be. Puppy Pawz is available to walk clients' dogs all seven days a week. The company has online appointment scheduling available directly on its website, with clients encouraged to describe their pets' size and training.

Los Angeles, CA 91345

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4.8 (94)
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5.0 (36)

Why choose this provider?

Doggie's Angels aims to provide its clients' pets with affection and attention in an environment that is safe, sanitary, and inviting. To ensure client peace of mind, all of Doggie's Angels' employees are trained, insured, bonded, and licensed professionals, and they treat clients' pets the same way they treat their own. Doggie’s Angels is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. The company has a full smorgasbord of services and packages available, including group and individual walks, services tailored to young and elderly pets, poop scooping, pet sitting, pet taxi service, and dog park socialization.

Valencia, CA 91355

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5.0 (64)
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5.0 (12)

Why choose this provider?

Got Paws Pet Sitting and Dog Walking is based in Valencia, CA, and the dog walking company is proud to offer services to many of its neighbors. The company's service area includes Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country, and Castaic. To ensure maximal client peace of mind, Got Paws has bonded and insured all of its pet care services, which are available nearly any time day or night, 365 days a year. Initial consultations at Got Paws are complimentary, and after the Got Paws team meets the pet, the company can customize any service based on the client's specific needs.

West Hills, CA 91307

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (2)

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Kahuna Dog Walking LLC believes in maintaining the health and well-being of every dog in its care. The company is currently a small business, and its owners, operators, and founders are a couple with years of animal experience. To provide additional peace of mind to clients, Kahuna Dog Walking is a bonded and insured company. The full list of services KDW offers includes dog walking, pet sitting, dog waste removal, and potty breaks. The company's service area includes Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, Calabasas, Chatsworth Lake Manor, Hidden Hills, West Hills, and Woodland Hills, though KDW encourages potential clients in nearby areas to contact the company.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Many people have turned to dog walking as a regular household service. Dog walking can give your pet some exercise while you’re away at work or just take this chore off your hands when you’re having a busy day. Additionally, some people simply need dog walking help if they’ve sustained an injury or have health-related issues.


    Regardless of why you’re hiring a dog walker, it’s a hugely positive act for your pet. They get exercise, company, and an extra set of eyes on them.

  • How often should you walk your dog?

    The general rule is to walk your dog at least three to four times a day, with each walk being at least 15 minutes long. However, this can significantly vary depending on the dog breed, the dog's age, and the dog's energy levels. For example, some breeds that require a lot of exercise are Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, and boxers.

  • How long should I walk my dog?

    In total, most vets recommend a dog receives between 30 minutes to two hours of exercise a day. The variation depends on your dog’s energy levels. So, if you're hiring a dog walker for a one-hour morning walk, you can choose to do the other 30 minutes to an hour yourself in the evening.

  • How do you walk a dog?

    Usually, it’s safest to walk your dog on a leash so you can prevent them from wandering away. Dog walkers can help your dog learn how to walk well, as they are experts in dog walking. In general, dogs should walk close to their owners (or dog walker) and stay on the left side.

  • How do you train a dog to walk on a leash?

    Many dogs don’t adapt to leash walking right away. They may lunge, pull, or even stop walking. You can ask your dog walker to help train your dog to walk on a leash better. For example, when dogs pull on a leash, the correct reaction is to stop walking. Eventually, this teaches them that pulling won’t be tolerated.

  • How do I stop my dog barking when out walking?

    It doesn't feel great when your dog barks at other dogs. Luckily, you can train this behavior out of them. The experts recommend you teach your dog to heel. This way, when other dogs pass by, you can get your dog to heel and reward them for their good behavior. You can ask your dog walker to practice this on their walks.

  • Why do dogs like walks?

    Walking your dog has two benefits: it's physical exercise for them and it's mentally stimulating. Dogs are genetically a very active species that likes to be outdoors, so they enjoy getting outside a couple of times a day. Additionally, the smells and sights on their walk stimulate their brain. The human equivalent of a dog’s walk is like reading a good book.