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Best Dog Walkers in Detroit, MI

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Detroit 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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Detroit, MI
$10 off first booking!

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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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Detroit, MI

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Detroit? 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.

Romulus, MI 48174

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5.0 (37)
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5.0 (5)

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PRO K-9 In-Home Training Professionals has been a dog walking company serving the Romulus community for over 15 years. Dog owners use PRO K-9 for its training-focused dog walking, which combines needed walks and exercise with training while improving the canine-human bond in a positive way via interaction and companionship. Young puppies, senior dogs, and dogs with special needs especially benefit as well as owners who work long hours, are on vacation, or are looking for a weekly reminder of proper obedience skills. Prices vary depending on where a client lives, and in-home pet sitting is also available. The group has worked with thousands of dogs and owners and specializes in the rehabilitation of dogs with severe behavioral problems via Dog Training for Life which features both in-home training and continuous support at weekly Socializing Groups. Additional options include Obedience, Behavior Modification & Socialization, Basic Program, Per Session, Train While You're Away, and Service Dog Training as well as the AKC's 10-step Canine Good Citizen© Testing.

Dearborn, MI 48124

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5.0 (2)

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Dearborn Dog Walker LLC walks dogs for owners in the Dearborn community. The team is known for reasonable fees, friendly service, and reliable care for dog walking as well as pet sitting services for those working long hours or traveling and is Pet FirstAid Certified by the American Red Cross. The price for a 20 to 30-minute walk can be found online, and there is no charge for a second dog from the same family. Fees for daily sitting including a walk and vacation sitting including walks and basic house care can also be seen on Dearborn's website. The service is a registered business, fully insured via Pet Sitters Associates LLC, has been named the best dog walker in metro Detroit in 2012 and 2013 by "Vote 4 The Best," and also can refer clients to its preferred veterinarian and groomer. The owner is a retired Ford Motor Company employee and US Navy veteran.

Dearborn, MI 48128

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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (15)

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Gentle Pet Protectors has been handling dog walking in Dearborn for over 10 years. The team focuses on pet safety and care in the owner's home via daily dog walking and exercise services, play time, companionship, puppy care, medication/injection administration, and special needs care. Pet sitting for dogs, cats, and exotics, general house sitting, and pet taxi services are also available as well as crate and puppy training, overnight care in the client's home or Gentle Pet owner's home, brushing, and pet massage, and the group collaborates with veterinarians as needed. Gentle Pet Protectors is fully insured, bonded, and certified in CPR/First Aid, a member of Pet Sitters International, and was voted Best Pet Sitter in Metro Detroit four years in a row by the “Click on Detroit 4 the Best.” Past clients recommend the service for its attention to detail, dependability, affordable rates, and compassionate care for all animals.

Detroit, MI 48226

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Pet Shepherds of MI, LLC walks dogs for residents of Detroit and boasts over 20 years of experience in the field. The company is bonded and insured and provides daily dog walks, potty breaks with playtime, love and interaction, pet sitting, pet taxi services to veterinarian and groomer appointments, and overnight sitting as well as records of every visit for owners to read through, emergency preparedness plans and back-up procedures, and constant communication with a doggie parent via the client's preferred method, be it phone, Skype, FaceTime, text, or email. Walks normally take place between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM and last 30 minutes, but walkers can be flexible given a client's scheduling needs. Visits will include the normal walk or potty break depending on the weather, fresh water, food if required, any necessary medications, and treats if permitted. Caregivers are American Red Cross Pet First-Aid Certified, and the group is a Member and Insured through Pet Sitters Associates.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

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Rover
$10 off first booking!
PRO K-9 In-Home Training Professionals
Dearborn Dog Walker LLC
Gentle Pet Protectors
Pet Shepherds of MI, LLC

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.