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Best Dog Walkers in Somerville, MA

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

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Somerville? 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.

Burlington, MA 01803

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Most Valuable Pup offers dog walking in Burlington and Billerica. Dog owners can first request a free Meet & Greet to get to know the team and introduce their pooch, and services include 30 or 45-minute walks/playtime, 15-minute drop-ins, group play dates, field trips on Fridays, and full sitting/doggie sleepovers. Training services are also available, and employees are educated in dog training and handling via CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and certified in pet CPR and first aid. The company is insured as well, is a member of Pet Sitters Associates, and follows the motto of "every pup is an MVP." Owners with rescue dogs, as well as military personnel and veterans, receive discounts.

Salem, MA 01970

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4.5 (9)
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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (1)

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Companion Synergy is a North Shore dog walking service backed by over 15 years of canine experience. The team specializes in caring for reactive and fearful pets and offers individual dog walking per the client's needs, training reinforcement and socialization during every visit, play groups, pet sitting, training, and nutrition. Owner/operator Liz Jacques is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter via PSI and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, and the group works alongside WiggleBums! Dog-friendly Training and Behavior Consulting to help with various behavioral issues. Services are also available for cats and kittens, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and small caged animals. Companion Synergy holds an A+ rating with the BBB.

Danvers, MA 01923

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4.5 (4)

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Everydog Training Center is a Danvers dog walking company backed by over 50 years of combined experience with dogs. Owner Diane Kurkjian is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a former training director at New England Dog Training Club in Cambridge, MA and walks dogs along with another team member, Mark. The facility focuses on "Science-based, humane training" for everything from basic manners to dog sports and uses "gentle, force-free methods" in a fun and caring environment. Bios for all staff members can be reviewed on Everydog Training Center's site, and interested parties can phone, email, or submit an online form to ask about dog walking or request additional information about training.

Somerville, MA 02143

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4.5 (11)
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3.0 (2)

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Running The Pack has been walking dogs for local residents since 2006. Professional walkers provide dependable service for dog walks all year long with a customized journal and poop scooping included in each service. Solo and small-group walks are available, and additional services include dog running, training, new puppy sessions, and pet sitting. Clients can also conveniently schedule and pay their bills directly via the company's site. Running The Pack is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and took home an Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2013. Owner Jill Hourihan serves on the NAAPS Animal Rights and Law Committee as well.

Woburn, MA 01801

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4.8 (61)
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4.0 (40)

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Muddy Paws Dog Walking & Pet Sitting works throughout the Greater Boston area. Services cover short potty breaks, 30 or 60-minute group walks, and field trips, and clients can even use an app to communicate with their walker, receive photos, and schedule service. Pet sitting, boarding, and other concierge services are also available. The full-service team of 27 dog lovers is known for its flexibility and experience with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments, and bios for each walker can be found on the company's website. Muddy Paws has walked thousands of dogs to date, all walkers have passed background checks, and services can be customized per each dog's and client's needs.

Malden, MA 02148

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Hikes for Hounds offers dog walks to residents of Melrose, Stoneham, and Malden. The company specializes in off-leash hiking trips for 60 to 90 minutes that allow dogs true freedom, exercise, socialization, and fun in a pack setting. Traditional private and small group walks are available as well for 20 to 30-minute breaks in the dog's own neighborhood. The owner also offers boarding and daycare in her own home with a fenced yard and close proximity to local woods and pond. Clients can request pet/house sitting services at the dog's own home as well, and the owner has experience with numerous types of animals from cats to turtles to horses.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Somerville, MA$10 off first booking!
Most Valuable Pup
Burlington, MA 01803
Companion Synergy
Salem, MA 01970
Everydog Training Cente
Danvers, MA 01923
Running The Pack
Somerville, MA 02143
Muddy Paws
Woburn, MA 01801
Hikes for Hounds
Malden, MA 02148

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.

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