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Best Dog Walkers in Louisville, KY

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Louisville 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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Louisville, KY
$10 off first booking!

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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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Louisville, KY

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Louisville? 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.

3002 Nepperhan rd, Louisville, KY 40220

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5.0 (37)
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4.7 (25)
Yelp
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Peanut's Pet Sitting is a Louisville-based pet care service provider with over 21 years of experience. Catering to cats, dogs, and other domesticated pets that are caged or held in aquariums, Peanut's Pet Sitting can extend its services from daily care to weekly and even long-term temporary pet-sitting. Offering grooming, obedience training, dog walking, and boarding services to clients' pets, the company is also willing to add in extra allowances for pets with specific conditions.

Louisville, KY 40214

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (3)

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Lisa's Pet Sitting Service has been walking dogs and pet sitting since 1999. The business schedules regular dog walks that work with pet owners' schedules and always makes sure that dogs stay hydrated. The company also provides dog boarding and in-home pet sitting for dogs and cats. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Pet owners have praised Lisa's Pet Sitting Service for its dependable, caring, and warm staff and flexible schedule.

Louisville, KY 40299

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4.9 (109)
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4.5 (11)

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Paws Pet Care is a locally owned and operated Louisville dog walking company. The business walks dogs individually, and its dog walking services always include treats, belly rubs, and waste pickup. The company pet sits through customized plans that include medication administration, potty breaks as needed, food and water refills, social interaction, and yard waste cleanup. Caretakers send text or email photo updates at least once a day, and pet owners get an automatic email confirmation when a service has been completed. The licensed, bonded, and insured business background checks every employee and has biographies for every staff member on its website. The company uses a professional client management program that records pets' likes, dislikes, fears, habits, medical conditions, medications, and other instructions. Paws Pet Care won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 with over 60 A+ reviews and 30 5-star reviews on Google.

Goshen, KY 40026

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (4)

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The founder of Canine Professor has worked with dogs for more than 10 years. Founded in 2007, the Goshen dog walking business walks one to two dogs in 30 to 60-minute sessions. The company also provides 30-minute pet sitting visits, which include feeding and water refreshing, potty breaks, playtime, aquarium maintenance, medication administration if needed, and lots of attention. The company offers dog training and consultation such as basic obedience training, puppy behavior foundations, advanced training, and therapy dog preparation. The owner is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science, and is certified by the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers.

Louisville, KY 40204

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4.8 (15)
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5.0 (5)

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The founder of Derby City Critter Sitters has worked in the animal care industry for more than five years. The Louisville dog walking business schedules free meet and greets with new clients to set up visits and record important information. The company walks dogs for 30 to 45 minutes and provides water bowl refreshment, potty breaks, treats, a picture text or email update, and medication administration if needed. The business' in-home pet sitting service includes potty breaks, food and water refills, treats, playtime, a text or email update, and house sitting services such as gathering mail, taking trash out, and watering plants. Caretakers can schedule daytime visits or overnight care. Derby City Critter Sitters has experience caring for dogs, cats, ferrets, fish, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and birds.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Peanut's Pet Sitting
3002 Nepperhan rd, Louisville, KY 40220
Lisa's Pet Sitting Service
Paws Pet Care
Canine Professor
Derby City Critter Sitters

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.