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Best Dog Walkers in Clifton, NJ

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Clifton, NJ
$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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Clifton, NJ Rating

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Clifton? 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.

Oradell, NJ 07601 Rating

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4.5 (9)
5.0 (7)
4.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Wags to Whiskers Pet Care is a Bergen County business that offers pet and home services. Services include walking, feeding, brushing, vet appointments, cleaning the litter box, and administering oral medication. Home services include bringing in mail and newspapers, taking the garbage out, plant watering, closing and opening the blinds, and turning lights on and off. Wags to Whiskers Pet Care also provides boarding for dogs and caged and tank animals and a pet taxi service. Areas the business serves include Westwood, Haworth, River Edge, Emerson, Harrington Park, New Milford, Demarest, and Oradell. Melanie is the owner and she fosters pets who were abandoned, and she does volunteer work at shelter. Clients appreciate their reliability, communication, helpfulness, professionalism, honesty, and flexibility.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Rating

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5.0 (3)

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Walk-Bark-Run is a Ridgewood business that provides dog walking and dog sitting services. The business’ service area is Mahwah, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Edgewater, Teaneck, Hackensack, Fort Lee, Rutherford, Tenafly, Cliffside Park, Garfield, Wyckoff, and other areas in Bergen County. Services Walk-Bark-Run offers include dog walking, daily visits, vacation visits, and cat sitting. The business provides 30- or 60- minute dog walking visits during the week and on weekends for an extra fee. Vacation visits are three or four 30-minute visits per day as well as plant watering, bringing in mail, and turning on and off the lights. Walk-Bark-Run is bonded and insured and is certified in First Aid and animal CPR. Clients appreciate their dependability and honesty.

Ridgewood, NJ 07451 Rating

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Wag 4 Tails LLC is a Ridgewood business that has been serving clients for more than a decade. Areas the business serves include Midland Park, Wyckoff, Glen Rock, Ho Ho Kus, Fair Lawn, and Waldwick. Wag 4 Tails LLC provides dog walking services and visits that last from 25 to 30 minutes up to 55 to 60 minutes. Included is fresh water, feeding, grooming, playtime, and attention. There is no charge for additional dogs. Wag 4 Tails LLC also offers overnight stays, vacation visits, and cat visits. Wag 4 Tails LLC provides free consultations. Clients remark on their communication, dependability, professionalism, availability, and attention to detail.

Roseland, NJ 07068 Rating

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5.0 (46)
5.0 (8)

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What About The Pets?, LLC is a business that has been serving clients for more than six years. Areas the business serves include Pine Brook, Cedar Grove, Lake Hiawatha, Glen Ridge, Roseland, Morris Plains, Livingston, North Caldwell, West Orange, Madison, Essex Fells, Belleville, Florham Park, Woodland Park, Verona, Nutley, Little Falls, East Hanover, Bloomfield, and other areas. Services include 30-minute dog walks and one to three pet sitting visits per day. Pet sitting services come with fresh water, feeding, medication administration, plant watering, garbage take-out, bringing in the mail, and more. Christina Caruso is the owner and provides pet services along with a team of dog walkers. What About The Pets?, LLC is bonded and insured and is Pet First Aid Certified. The business’ memberships include Pet Sitters International and Pet Sitters Associates. What About The Pets?, LLC was nominated Best of Essex in Pet Services in 2015 and 2016.

Nutley, NJ 07110 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Walking Paws is a business that serves customers in Nutley. The business provides a variety of services such as dog walking, vacation pet sitting for dog walking clients, pet taxi service, house sitting, a puppy plan, and key drop-off and key pick-up. Walking Paws’ dog walking service includes walking during the week between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., dog walking outside regular weekday hours, holiday dog walking, weekend walks, and walks with additional pets. The walks are 20 minutes long and include a snack, water, playtime, brushing, medications if needed, and a walk report. Vacation pet sitting is for dogs, cats, and caged animals. Michele graduated from the New York School of Dog Grooming and has experience dog grooming. She is certified in Pet First Aid and is a member of Pet Sitters International. Walking Paws is bonded and insured.

Oradell, NJ 07649 Rating

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4.8 (24)
5.0 (7)

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The Tail Trail has been walking dogs for residents throughout Bergen County since 2009. Private daily walks with the same walker provide consistency and plenty of individual attention, and "canine power walks" are available for high-energy dogs. All staff are bonded, insured, and background checked and offer pet sitting and puppy care as well. The Tail Trail is a member of PSI and was voted Best Pet Care Business by readers of 201 Magazine. Owners Joe and Linda Conti worked in the corporate world and understand how busy dog owners can be, enjoy long-term relationships with their clients, and also own the cage-free grooming salon and pet boutique, Fur the Love of Pets.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Clifton, NJ$10 off first booking!
Wags to Whiskers Pet Care
Oradell, NJ 07601
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Wag 4 Tails LLC
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
What About The Pets?, LLC
Roseland, NJ 07068
Walking Paws
Nutley, NJ 07110
The Tail Trail
Oradell, NJ 07649


  • 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.