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Best Dog Walkers in Irvine, CA

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Irvine, 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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Irvine, CA Rating

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Irvine? 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.

Irvine, CA 92604 Rating

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4.3 (17)
5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

Dog Gone Walking Home & Pet Care is a home pet care company offering services to the residents and pets of Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, and Crystal Cove. The company has almost 15 years of experience providing pets a loving, safe, and healthy environment in which to relax and thrive. Dog Gone Walking is especially proud of its reliability, which makes for incredibly high-quality services when coupled with the experience and skills of DGW's team. Services at Dog Gone Walking ranging from short in-and-out potty breaks to daily visits that may be 30-45 minutes for any type of dog.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Rating

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5.0 (13)

Why choose this provider?

Hot Diggity Dog Walking is proud to offer high-quality pet care services to its neighbors in Laguna Niguel, CA, and beyond, including South Laguna and Dana Point. Owner Lisa Elias founded the company in 2013 with a single goal, to treat clients' pets as if they were Lisa's own. Lisa focuses on providing not just exercise for Hot Diggity's dogs but also all of the affection they need. Across more than two dozen reviews on Yelp, Hot Diggity Dog Walking has achieved a perfect five-star average rating. Hot Diggity Dog Walking is a fully insured business and also offers cat care services.

Irvine, CA 92602 Rating

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5.0 (7)

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Bow Wow's & Whisker's Pet Care Co, true to its name, is a company that is equally comfortable providing pet services to cats as well as dogs. Bow Wow's & Whisker's Pet Care's team is certified in pet first aid and CPR, and the company is licensed, bonded, and insured for the services it provides. Those services include daily care visits and pet taxi service. BWWPCC's service area includes Irvine, Shady Canyon, Belcourt Terrace, The Bluffs, East Bluff, Fashion Island, Big Canyon, Harbor View Hills, Spy Glass Hill, Corona Del Mar, Back Bay, Tustin Ranch, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo.

Lake Forest, CA 92630 Rating

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4.5 (14)
4.1 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Balanced Alpha Dog offers a variety of pet services aimed at helping clients train their dogs and care for them while they're away. BAD holds several values at the core of its business. These values include patience, communication, integrity, structure, and discipline. Clients will find that Balanced Alpha Dog abides by these principles not only in dealing with their dogs but in the company's customer service as well. BAD's training options include behavior consultations, a 10-day program, and a five-day program. Dog walks may come as 30-minute or hour-long walks and may also incorporate training.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92679 Rating

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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

PupSmiles proudly provides high-quality pet services to the residents and pets of Rancho Santa Margarita and the surrounding communities. PupSmiles' dog training takes a positive approach, encouraging good behavior while leaving problem behaviors behind. The company also offer dog walking, field trips, and pet sitting services from a staff of kind and reliable employees who love animals. PupSmiles' walks are exciting and new every day, and if a full walk isn't necessary, PupSmiles offers to take dogs out for potty breaks during the day. Services at PupSmiles start with a 30-minute consultation or meet and greet, either of which is free.

Irvine, CA 92623 Rating

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5.0 (104)
4.5 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Pooch's Best Friend is a dog walking business based in Orange County, CA, and the company is proud to serve its neighbors in the surrounding communities. Complimentary consultations with Pooch's Best Friend start services off on the right foot. These sessions last 30 minutes, and from there, walks can range in length from 30-minute daily walks to 10-minute potty breaks and even longer field trips as part of a group. Other services available include bathing, bedtime tuck-in, and concierge services. Pooch's Best Friend is a licensed, insured, and bonded company that holds certification in pet first aid and CPR.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Irvine, CA$10 off first booking!
Dog Gone Walking Home & Pet Care
Irvine, CA 92604
Hot Diggity Dog Walking
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Bow Wow's & Whisker's Pet Care Co
Irvine, CA 92602
Balanced Alpha Dog
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92679
Pooch's Best Friend
Irvine, CA 92623


  • 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.