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Best Dog Walkers in Orlando

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Orlando 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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Orlando, FL
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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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Orlando, FL

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Orlando? 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.

Winter Park, FL 32792

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4.9 (53)
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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

From its HQ in Winter Park, Winter Park Pet Concierge dispatches pet sitters and walkers to homes throughout the greater Orlando community. Available service options include vacation visits, overnight appointments, hotel visits, and pet taxi service. Additionally, staff members have the experience and qualifications to safely perform certain veterinary medical procedures. These include administering injected and orally ingested medications, providing hospice care, and ensuring that the companion animal receives enough fluid. Winter Park Pet Concierge is a member organization of Pet Sitters International and has full insurance coverage from Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.

St. Cloud, FL 34769

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (4)

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Premier Dog Services LLC is a St. Cloud company that has been serving local pet owners and their nonhuman wards since 2005. The business is a fully-insured member of Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, and it prides itself on providing pet owners with an alternative to traditional pet kennel services. Dog walkers and sitters at Premier Dog Services LLC can conduct basic training, teaching dogs how to interact respectfully with their owners, and helping owners to understand how their dogs think and how they learn.

Orlando, FL 32825

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Love Your Pup, LLC, headquartered in Orlando, provides dog walking and poop scooping services to clients in and around the city. All staff members are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have been certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. The team is careful to listen to owners' concerns and preferences. For example, because walking along the same route every day can alleviate dogs' anxiety and depression, Love Your Pup, LLC's walkers will collaborate with pet owners to develop a plan that balances healthy routine and experiencing new sights, sounds, and smells.

Orlando, FL 32801

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4.5 (15)
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4.5 (15)

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Downtown Dog Walker is an Orlando business devoted exclusively to walking local families' dogs. Mia, the company's owner and primary dog walker, has more than five years of relevant experience. She receives high marks from past and current clients, who gush about Mia's reasonable pricing, extremely flexible scheduling, and expertise in working with sick and/or geriatric companion animals.

Ocoee, FL 34761

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Pet Care Angels is an Ocoee-based pet sitting service available to pet owners in Orlando and other nearby cities. Clients may contact the team if they are going on vacation, taking a business trip, or are otherwise unable to spend time with their companion animals. All employees of Pet Care Angels are members of Pet Sitters International. Founders Neville and Gilly Spracklen have owned and operated a range of pet-related businesses, in addition to being lifelong pet lovers.

Orlando, FL 32827

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4.6 (7)
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5.0 (1)

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Lake Nona Dog Walkers opened in 2002 and has quickly become one of the Orlando Metro area's most popular dog walking services. The team has an array of relevant certifications and accreditations, including Veterinary Office Kennel Tech and Veterinary Office Vet Tech, and all are licensed and insured. Lake Nona Dog Walkers is a family business that uses no independent contractors, but rather, has a full staff of full-time dog walking professionals.

Sanford, FL 32773

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Laura the Pet Nanny is a Sanford dog walking service available in Orlando and other nearby cities. In addition to walking dogs, the staff specializes in pet sitting, either dropping by for 25-30 minute visits or staying overnight for eight to 10 hours. The latter option is ideal for newborn puppies and kittens, geriatric pets, and pets with separation anxiety.

Orlando, FL 32819

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4.0 (10)
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5.0 (4)

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Four Paws is an in-home pet care provider, dispatching dog walking and pet sitting experts throughout the area from its HQ in Orlando. The company has a Super Service Award from Angie's List, and its employees have received First Aid certification from the American Red Cross. The family-run business specializes in working with Collies, but can provide dog sitting and/or pet sitting for virtually any kind of pet.

FAQs

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    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.