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Best Dog Walkers in Alameda, CA

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Alameda, CA
$10 off first booking! Rating

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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Alameda, CA Rating

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Alameda? 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.

Oakland, CA 94619 Rating

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5.0 (15)

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Doggy Lama Pet Care, Inc. offers dog walking and cat or dog pet sitting service for clients in Oakland, CA, and the surrounding East Bay area for more than a decade. This award-winning service is licensed, insured, bonded, and has the permits needed to walk dogs in the East Bay Regional Park District. Team members have experience working with animals in settings like the San Francisco SPCA, doggie daycare, and specialized veterinary clinics. They are highly rated on Yelp! with over 100 reviews where clients speak highly of their understanding staff, honesty, gentle approach to animal care, and open communication.

Oakland, CA 94619 Rating

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5.0 (8)

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Wolfgang Pet Care offers dog walking and pet sitting services for clients in the Oakland, CA metro area. Experienced dog walkers offer on-leash neighborhood walks and off-leash hiking adventures through the many beautiful trails in East Bay. Group hikes are energetic and adventurous in a setting of six dogs or less. Also, on-leash solo walks are also available. Their in-home overnight pet sitting includes two neighborhood walks, potty breaks, feeding/medication, and playtime. Wolfgang Pet Care is highly rated on Facebook where clients speak of their calm, loving, and gentle approach to pet care, and competitive prices.

Oakland, CA 94601 Rating

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Tracy’s TLC is a professional pet care company specializing in dog walking and pet sitting services for clients in the Oakland, CA metro area. All services begin with a free consultation, where professional walkers and sitters will meet with a client’s pet in their familiar home surroundings. Founder and owner Tracy Timmer left her career in marketing in search of something more rewarding. In 2002, she opened her own business and followed her passion for providing high-quality pet care. Also in support of East Bay animal shelter and rescue groups, they offer free first visit or walk for newly adopted pets, and free or discounted visits and walks for animals in foster care.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Alameda, CA$10 off first booking!
Doggy Lama Pet Care
Oakland, CA 94619
Wolfgang Pet Care
Oakland, CA 94619
Tracy’s TLC
Oakland, CA 94601


  • 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.