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Best Dog Walkers in Arlington

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Arlington 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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Rover

Arlington, MA
  • Dog Walking
  • Pets Services

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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4.5

Price: $10 off first booking!

Arlington, MA

Why choose this provider?

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Website
Arlington, MA 02476

Why choose this provider?

JC's Dog Walking brings 20 years of experience with dogs to dog walking clients in the Arlington area. Services include on-leash pack walks, off-leash pack hikes, dog running, and drop-ins for potty breaks as well as dog sitting and visits for other needs. The owners met while walking their own dogs and quit their day jobs to open a dog walking business together. Jason Christopher previously worked as a veterinary technician, dog trainer, and groomer and can handle more challenging dogs. Gaby Guarisco makes sure to snap photos of all pups and posts them daily. The group is insured and bonded by Pet Sitters Associates and offers free consultations.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (7)

Website
Newton Center, MA 02135

Why choose this provider?

Purrfect Woof is a dog walking service in Newton Center. Private walks can last 20, 30, or 45 minutes on the leash or off, and dogs will also receive food, fresh water, and medicine as required along with plenty of love and attention. Dog sitting and cat sitting are also available, and home services cover watering of plants, collecting mail and newspapers, turning on lights, and opening/closing blinds. The owner and walker, Amanda, can handle all ages and temperaments of dogs, makes sure to give plenty of affection on every visit, and can accommodate any needs the dog may have. Clients can also request information on Amanda's pet photography service.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Belmont, MA 02478

Why choose this provider?

Above & Beyond Pet Services is a local pet care business established in 2012. A&BPS believes that pets are family, and its goal is to help families with their pet care needs. A&BPS offers individual household walks, focusing on every dog during individual visits rather than impersonal pack walks. Additional services such as pet sitting, small exotic boarding, yard pet waste cleanup, and house sitting are also available. Pet owners appreciate A&BPS's flexible scheduling and weekend and holiday services rendered at no additional charge. Owner Ted Teller strives to provide top-quality and trustworthy service to every client, allowing them to rest assured that their dogs are safe, secure, and happy. Above & Beyond Pet Services is a member of Pet Sitters International, and all employees are fully bonded, insured, and background checked.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Arlington, MA 02476

Why choose this provider?

StrutnPup walks dogs throughout the areas of Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, and Medford. Clients appreciate the group's engaging walks, beach hikes and other outings, and plenty of TLC, and additional services include care for special needs dogs, vet visits, and sitting for dogs and other pets, including cats, fish, birds, and reptiles. Plant watering and mail collection are also available. StrutnPup is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Inc. The owner lived in Africa as a child, grew up surrounded by animals in the wild and at home, and prides herself on a knowledge, love, and respect for all animals.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Watertown, MA 02472

Why choose this provider?

TLK Pet Care has been walking dogs in the area for almost 30 years. Staff can walk all breeds of dog, only walk individual dogs unless others are from the same family, practice basic leash manners along with any other training reinforcement requested, and leave a note after each visit. Food, treat, and water will also be provided as instructed. TLK Pet Care is bonded and insured, is referred by local veterinarians and groomers, and holds an A rating with the BBB. The group has also won an Angie's List Super Service Award, specializes in senior pets and those with special medical needs, and offers playgroups and pet sitting as well.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (13)

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.