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Best Dog Walkers in Cincinnati, OH

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Cincinnati 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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Cincinnati, OH
$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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Cincinnati, OH Rating

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Cincinnati? 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.

Cincinnati, OH 45236 Rating

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5.0 (12)
4.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Happy Paws is a bonded and insured company taking care of pets in the Cincinnati area. Happy Paws provides dog walks, pet sitting, pet training, and a registered Vet Tech that can handle vet-directed medical needs. Happy Paws promises to go above and beyond for every pet, offering additional amenities like live GPS tracking for the pet's walk, and a real-time confirmation of the visit. The company is a member of The Association of Pet Sitting Excellence.

Union, OH 41091 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Walks ‘N More has been providing pet care in the Florence and Union, KY areas for over a decade. The bonded and insured company provides dog and cat vacation care and mid-day dog walks. Walks 'N More is a member of Pet Sitters International, Best Friends Animal Society, and Friends of the Shelter.

Cincinnati, OH 45249 Rating

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5.0 (3)

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Paw Joggers offers pet fitness services in Mason, Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the surrounding areas. The Paw Joggers team offers dog walks and runs, regular pet sitting and exercise visits, overnight pet sitting, and puppy care. The company is a member of the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence and Pet Sitters International. Previous clients praise Paw Joggers exceptional, accommodating service.

Cincinnati, OH 45204 Rating

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3.5 (27)

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Professional Pet Nanny does pet care in greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. The company offers pet sitting, dog walking, puppy care, and overnight sitting. A pet nanny will personally come to the client's home to pet sit and take care of the pet's meals (chopped, mixed, and served), and most medication needs. Pet nannies will also provide play therapy, updates for owners, and much, much more. Professional Pet Nanny is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and clients have access to a 24/7 reservation system.

Cincinnati, OH 45230

Why choose this provider?

Happy Hearts & Tails provides quality pet care in Cincinnati. Happy Hearts services the Anderson, Mt Washington, Mt Lookout, Hyde Park, Oakley, Mariemont, Fairfax, and Newtown neighborhoods. The company is owner owned and operated and offers dog walking, in-home pet sitting, and overnight stays. Owner Dawn is insured by Pet Sitters International and properly bonded and background checked. In addition, she is trained in pet first aid and CPR.

Cincinnati, OH 45227 Rating

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4.5 (3)

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Stay at Home Pet Services takes care of all pet needs while owners are away. The Cincinnati-based company provides vacation and overnight pet care, daily dog walking and park visits, medication administration, and house sitting services. Stay at Home is fully bonded and insured, is part of Pet Sitters International, and received an Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2014. Pet owners can call for a free consultation.

Erlanger, OH 41018 Rating

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5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

Dog-Abilities provides pet care and training in Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky area. Owner and trainer Dae has over a decade of experience training canines and offers a variety of services to potential clients. Dog Abilities provides private training, behavioral consults, group classes, boarding (with training), and dog walking. The company is part of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and clients praise the staff's supportive nature.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
$10 off first booking!
Happy Paws Home Care
Walks 'N More, LLC
Paw Joggers
Professional Pet Nanny, Inc.
Happy Hearts & Tails Pet Sitting, LLC
Stay at Home Pet Services, LLC


  • 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.