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Best Dog Walkers in Berkeley, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Berkeley 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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Berkeley, CA
$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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Berkeley, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Berkeley? 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.

Richmond, CA 94804

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (1)

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Canine Centric is a dog training and walking company based in East Bay, California. Lea Orloski, the owner, and founder began working with dogs in 2006 as a dog handler and started observing and assisting with training classes in 2009. She obtained a certificate in training and behavior from the Dog Training Internship Academy in 2013. Lea Orloski is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild and also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She also teaches classes through Sirius Puppy & Dog Training. Canine Centric services include training consultations, basic training, behavioral training along with group dog walks.

Berkeley, CA 94709

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5.0 (4)

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Pawsal is a pet caring professional that provides her services to pets and owner within East Bay, including Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, El Sobranje, Orinda, Lafayette, Oakland, and Emeryville. Colleen Crampton, the owner and founder of Pawsal, has had over twenty years working with dogs and other pets. She can provide pet sitting, dog training and dog walking that includes overnight care, hourly sitting, obedience training, medication administration, feeding, playtime, cleanup, and updates via email and text. Colleen can also perform basic home services such as mail retrieval and houseplant watering. A pricing list for all of the services Pawsal can provide can be located on the company’s website.

Berkeley, CA 94704

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4.5 (7)
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5.0 (1)

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Outdoor Petcare is a dog walking business that specializes in fast-paced, off-leash hikes with certified dog walkers through nature trails. Outdoor Petcare provides their services in the Berkeley and Oakland areas of California and was the winner of Bay Woof Magazine’s Beast of the Bay for 2014. Outdoor Petcare was founded by Michael Mojica, who is a graduate of the Dogtec Advanced Dog Walking Program. Outdoor Petcare offers group walks, solo walks, drop-ins, and boarding and house-sitting. Group walks consist of no more than five other dogs who were all carefully selected to be walk buddies. All walkers are licensed, insured, and trained in dog First Aid and equipped with the latest technology.

Orinda, CA 94563

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Animal House Pet & Home Care is a fully insured and bonded pet care business, offering their services in the Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette areas of California. Pete Ritter, the proprietor of Animal House Pet & Home Care, is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitter, Pet Sitters International, East Bay Pet Sitters Association, and is the Director of Orinda Chamber of Commerce. Animal House Pet & Home Care specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, and pet feeding. During a visit, Animal House can also provide medication administration, litterbox, and yard cleanup, houseplant watering, home watch and security, pet taxi to vets and pet groomers, garbage and recycle bin service, mail and newspaper retrieval, and emergency calls

Berkeley, CA 94705

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5.0 (7)

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Uncle Dave’s Pet Care is a family owned, Berkeley, California based dog walking business that specializes in off-leash dog hiking. Uncle Dave’s Pet Care was founded by David Llewellyn who has been in business for over three years. He attended DogTec Academy in San Francisco and had taken many dogs on more than 1,800 hikes per year throughout the East Bay area. Uncle Dave’s Pet Care offer group and private hikes, as well as drop-in visits for dogs or cats. During his visits, Dave will teach dogs social manners. Uncle Dave’s Pet Care is licensed and is fully insured by The Hartford Insurance.

El Cerrito, CA 94530

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5.0 (15)

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MacGraw’s Paws provides pet sitting and dog walking services in the El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, and North Berkeley areas of California. MacGraw’s Paws specializes in pet care visits that include exercise, feeding and fresh water, litter box attendance, report cards, and email updates. The company can also provide home care services such as mail and newspaper collection, houseplant watering, light rotation, curtain and blind adjustments, and trash and recycle bin service. Additional pet services include dog walking, pet taxi, and pet shop supply runs. MacGraw’s Paws is licensed, bonded, and insured, a member of Pet Sitters International, and offers free in-home consultation.

Berkeley, CA 94701

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5.0 (38)
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5.0 (19)

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K Lynn’s K9s and Kitty Care specialize in provide dog walking and basic training services in the Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Kensington, and El Ceritto areas of California. Kaellyn Moss, the founder, is a DogTEC certified dog walker and is also certified in Pet First Aid. She has completed the Canine Behavioral Academy and the Managing Safe Off-Leash Play workshop. Kaellyn has also completed an intensive weekend workshop with renowned animal trainer Ken Ramirez at the Marin Humane Society in 2015. K Lynn’s K9s and Kitty Care offers group runs and hikes, dog walks, drop-by dog walks, and cat care. All walks include basic obedience reinforcement.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Canine Centric
Pawsal
Outdoor PetCare
Animal House Pet & Home Care
Uncle Dave’s Pet Care
MacGraw’s Paws
K Lynn’s K9s and Kitty Care

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.