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Best Dog Walkers in Kansas City, MO

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

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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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Kansas City, MO

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Kansas City? 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.

Kansas City, MO 64110

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5.0 (7)

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Newman's Dog Training walks dogs in the Kansas City area with walks ranging from 15 minutes to an hour. The insured and bonded business also trains puppies and dogs, and its pet sitting care includes pet feeding, 15-minute walks, medication administration, litter box cleaning, exercise and playtime, and plenty of personal attention.

Kansas City, MO 64141

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4.0 (14)

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Sitting Comfortably Pet Care is a licensed, bonded, and insured dog walking company founded in 2001. The business provides 30-minute dog walks and exercise sessions, as well as pet transportation services, poop scooping, private boarding, and stray animal care. Sitting Comfortably Pet Care won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2014 and Thumbtack's Best of 2016. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and Professional United Pet Sitters.

Kansas City, MO

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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (9)

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Four Leg Stretch offers dog walks, backyard breaks, and in-home sitting services to the residents of Kansas City. Its walkers use the wrist wrap leash technique and are committed to providing dogs and cats with reliable, professional, and loving care. With a focus on safety, comfort, and professional care, Four Leg Stretch is honored to be recognized as a trusted dog and cat care service in the communities it serves. The company was established in 2014.

15621 W 87th St Pkwy #201, Puyallup, WA 98371

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5.0 (31)
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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (3)

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A supporter of the Paws for Ability companion dog charity, Matters of the Canine Kind is a professional dog training company that serves clients throughout Washington State's Western Pierce County and South Puget Sound metropolitan areas. The company provides custom dog training solutions to clients' individual problems and offers such services as private in-home lessons, day training courses, semi-private small group obedience training courses for puppies and adults, and Canine Good Citizen testing and training. Previous clients praise the company for the ability of its work to save and enhance the owner-dog relationship as well as the reliability of its work.

15621 West 87th Street, Kansas City, MO 66219

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4.9 (55)
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4.0 (8)

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Petey's provides dog walking services for pet owners in Kansas City. The company's professionals are trained in first aid and pet CPR to help ensure the safety of their furry clients. During walks, they monitor the distance and the route taken by dogs through GPS. With more than a decade's worth of experience in the field, Petey's also offers pet sitting services for owners who want peace of mind while they are out of town.

Kansas City, MO 64113

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (1)

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Brookside Pet is run by a CPDT-KA Certified Professional Pet Trainer. The Kansas City business walks up to four dogs at a time and scoops poop when needed. The company also provides pet taxi services and yard cleanup, and trains dogs individually or in groups using clicker training. Brookside Pet is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Training and The Association for Force-Free Professionals.

Kansas City, MO 64111

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5.0 (1)

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Busy Paws is a Kansas CIty dog walking business that also pet sits, provides pet transportation, and checks homes while clients are out of town. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and is a PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter. Pet owners have left positive feedback for Busy Paws' frequent updates and caring staff.

Overland Park, KS 66225

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5.0 (1)

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Guardian Pet Care & Massage's dog walking services include dog running, treat feeding, playtime, waste pickup, and other personalized tasks. The company also pet sits, massages dogs, and massages horses. The bonded and insured business is a member of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Overland Park, KS 66213

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Joy of Living walks dogs for 20-minute stretches and tailors its services to dogs' specific needs. The Overland Park business also pet sits, provides overnight boarding, and transports pets to their destinations with pet taxi services. Joy of Living is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and the American Humane Society. Pet owners have praised the company for its caring, enthusiastic staff.

Overland Park, KS 66224

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5.0 (8)

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JoCo Barking Club, based in Overland Park, is available to walk dogs seven days a week for up to 30 minutes per walk. Staff keep a dog walking journal which they update after every walk to record how the dog did on the walk and any health concerns. The company also holds training sessions such as puppy basics, potty training, basic obedience, and specialized training for specific issues. JoCo Barking Club's climate-controlled mobile grooming van visits pets' homes to reduce their stress.

Overland Park, KS 66210

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Grand-Paw's Pet Sitting Services provides midday dog walking care that lets dogs exercise and take a potty break. The locally-owned and operated business is owned by a professional pet sitter who has been in the business for more than 25 years. The company also pet sits and visits pets while their owners are at work to provide walks, give snacks, and cuddle. Clients have praised the business for its friendly staff who give pet owners regular updates.

Kansas City, MO 64171

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2.5 (3)

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Critter Sitter Connection has been caring for pets for more than 30 years. The business walks dogs and gives discounts for large dogs with good citizen training. The company also pet sits, home sits, brings dogs to dog parks for individual or group training or socializing, delivers pet supplies, and bathes dogs. The business' pet taxi services shuttle pets around Kansas City to wherever they need to go.

Kansas City, MO 64111

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4.5 (55)

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Simply Wonderful walks dogs and pet sits in Kansas City. The business' pet sitting services include regular visits, extended one-hour visits, extended evenings, short-term pet babysitting, pet transportation, nail trimming, and grooming services. The company sells a variety of pet products, including locally-made collars, dog colognes. specialty grooming tools, and edible chew bones. Simply Wonderful is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Kansas City, MO 64158

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3.5 (9)
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4.2 (4)

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No Worries Pet Care has been walking dogs in Kansas City since 2002. The company also pet sits and will visit pets up to three times a day while their owners are away. No Worries Pet Care was voted Best in the Northland by the Tribune from 2011 to 2016 and won the Best Pet Sitting Award in Kansas City from the US Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2015.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Newman's Dog Training
Sitting Comfortably Pet Care
Four Leg Stretch
Matters of the Canine Kind
15621 W 87th St Pkwy #201, Puyallup, WA 98371
Petey's
15621 West 87th Street, Kansas City, MO 66219
Brookside Pet
Busy Paws
Guardian Pet Care & Massage
Joy of Living
JoCo Barking Club
Grand-Paw's Pet Sitting Services
Critter Sitter Connection
Simply Wonderful
No Worries Pet Care

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.