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Best Dog Walkers in Madison, WI

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Madison, WI
$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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Madison, WI Rating

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Madison? 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.

Madison, WI 53703 Rating

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5.0 (24)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Paw Pals is a dog walking and pet service company in Madison, Wisconsin. This service was founded by owner Ryan Plaice in 2017, and its staff members are licensed, insured, and bonded. Services offered include dog walks of varying lengths, in-home overnight pet sitting, and in-home dog, cat, and pet-sitting visits. The company also provides 24-hour, overnight dog boarding services in a sitter's home. Paw Pals is a member of Pet Sitter Associates and Professional United Pet Sitters, LLC, and has Cat Kingpin-Certified Sitters.

Madison, WI 53711 Rating

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5.0 (15)

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Lindy Lou Pet Sitting is available over the weekend or on weekdays to walk dogs in the morning, afternoon, or evening. The Madison business feeds pets, changes water, gives medications, cleans up, brings in mail and newspapers, and checks security as needed during its dog walking and pet sitting visits. Staff will update pet owners on their visit if desired. Clients have praised Lindy Lou Pet Sitting for its caring, reliable, and attentive staff.

Verona, WI 53593 Rating

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4.5 (7)

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A+ Pet Sitting and Dog Walking has been serving the Madison area for more than 10 years. The business provides dog walking services at regularly scheduled times and only walks dogs individually or as a group from one household. The company also sets up playdates, transports pets to appointments, and pet sits dogs and cats in their own homes. Pet owners attest to the business' caring, attentive staff and above-and-beyond care.

Madison, WI 53706 Rating

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4.6 (19)
5.0 (16)

Why choose this provider?

Take Paws has a variety of dog walking packages available that can be fit to any lifestyle. The company's services include 30 to 60 minute walks, overnight boarding, light grooming, behavior training, and puppy training. Clients say that the staff are hard working, professional, and friendly.

Madison, WI 53744 Rating

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4.9 (69)
4.0 (12)
5.0 (5)

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The team at Dog's Best Friend Training has more than 20 years of experience working with dogs. The Madison dog walking company provides water refills, feedings, and lots of extra attention and love with each walk. The business also pet sits in the client's home and holds training classes that cover topics such as puppy socialization, basic training, advanced training, and agility training. Dog owners give positive feedback for the company's knowledgeable, professional, and helpful staff.

Dane, WI 53529 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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WillyWags LLC has been serving clients in the Madison area since 2003. The staff bring dogs on daily walks and trips to the park, pet sit overnight, and visit pets while owners are away. Clients say that the owner has a calming presence, provides friendly and reliable service, and has affordable rates.

1360 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53715 Rating

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4.8 (83)
4.0 (16)
5.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Paws and Claws is a dog walking business that serves clients in and around Madison since 2009. It offers weekly dog walking packages as well as regularly-scheduled dog walking packages to its clients' pets. Aside from dog walking, Paws and Claws also provides pet sitting visits, which include feeding the pet, cleaning and refilling the water, walking and potty breaks, litter box cleaning, playtime, and administering medications or vitamins. Paws and Claws also offers overnight care and boarding services.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Madison, WI$10 off first booking!
Paw Pals
Madison, WI 53703
Lindy Lou Pet Sitting
Madison, WI 53711
A+ Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Verona, WI 53593
Take Paws
Madison, WI 53706
Dog's Best Friend Training
Madison, WI 53744
WillyWags LLC
Dane, WI 53529
Paws and Claws
1360 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53715


  • 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.