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Best Dog Walkers in Oceanside, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Oceanside 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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RoverExpertise.com

Oceanside, 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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Oceanside, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Oceanside? 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.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Tails of Adventure is a company located in Carlsbad and serving the surrounding communities of North San Diego. It holds insurance with the Pet Sitters Association, and owner Emily Williams is CPR and First Aid-certified. The company has received high ratings on sites like Facebook, Google Reviews, and Yelp, and customer reviews have complimented Emily for taking the time to get to know their pets before she accepts them as clients, noting it is an aspect of her business especially helpful to shy dogs. For pet sitting and dog walking, Emily will send text message updates complete with images to give owners peace of mind, and also offers dog hikes as well. Customers also have described her as compassionate and equally good with owners as she is their pets.

Oceanside, CA 92052

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4.5 (155)

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Coco & Boo Pet Concierge Plus, located in Oceanside, is a pet service provider to the Greater San Diego area. It has received several honors during its time in business, including multiple finalist designations from the San Diego CityVoter site, and it won two annual awards through the service marketplace Thumbtack. Coco & Boo holds memberships with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International, and it is licensed, bonded, and insured. The company also has its Pet CPR certification. Services include pet walking, in-home visits, adventure field trips, grooming, and overnight slumber parties. Pet transportation and grooming services are available as well.

Fallbrook, CA 92028

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5.0 (3)

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Best Friends Pet & House Sitting Service is a company featuring the dog walking and pet sitting services of owner Valerie. She has served Fallbrook and Bonsall for more than two decades, and her business is insured and bonded in compliance with California law. She began her relationship caring for animals with 4-H Club and involvement with Future Farmers of America during high school and extended that to a membership with Pet Sitters International and continuing education through conferences from both PSI and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Valerie also holds certifications from Western World Pet Supply Association (WWPSA) and The Classy Canine School of Dog Grooming in San Diego. References are available to prospective clients upon request.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Oceanside, CA$10 off first booking!
Tails of Adventure
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Coco & Boo Pet Concierge Plus
Oceanside, CA 92052
Best Friends Pet & House Sitting Service
Fallbrook, CA 92028

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.