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Best Dog Walkers in Albuquerque

Our Recommended Top 6

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

Albuquerque, NM
  • 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!

Albuquerque, NM

Why choose this provider?

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

Why choose this provider?

From Wags to Whiskers LLC is a company in Albuquerque, NM that specializes in pet sitting, pet nanny, and dog walking services. Pet sitting services include mail and newspaper collection, plant watering, medication administration, alternating lights and blinds, feeding and refreshing water, cleaning food and watering dishes, cleaning cat litter boxes, cuddle and play time, and key pickup and return. Pet nanny services are a comprehensive service in which a professional pet sitter partners with the pet owner to provide extra care and attention to pets with medical and/or behavioral conditions. The company is licensed, bonded, and insured. Customers speak highly of the professional, caring, and empathetic staff. Customers also speak of competitive pricing, and quality animal care and training. From Wags to Whiskers won the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2014 and 2015.

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
Google
5.0 / 5 (211)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (12)

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.
4.5
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Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Why choose this provider?

Fuzzy Friends Pet Care is a company in Rio Rancho, NM that specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, pet transportation, and house sitting services to customers in the Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, and West Albuquerque areas. The owners have extensive experience caring for dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses, goats, and other animals. Pets receive one-on-one attention, fresh food and water, play time, overnight call, and medication administration all in the comfort of their own homes. The company is licensed and insured, and maintains contact with customers during visits and overnight stays. Pet visits last from 20 to 45 minutes based on the needs of the pet and request of the pet owner, 2-3 visits per day is recommended for most dogs. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International, Professional United Pet Sitters, and the Business Insurers of the Carolinas, and the staff are certified in pet first aid and CPR.

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.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (4)

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
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Albuquerque, NM 87109

Why choose this provider?

Swagger Dog Training is a company in Albuquerque, NM that specializes in dog training programs and dog walking for customers in the Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Corrales, Bernalillo, Placitas, and Los Lunas areas. To discuss training options customers receive a free consultation to determine their dog’s training needs and may choose private lessons or the Board & Train program which runs 1-3 weeks based on the needs of the dog. Owner Jon Bourque has been working with dogs professionally since 2008, and holds a degree in animal care and science. Bourque completed an apprenticeship at Merrimack Valley Working Dog Club, and specializes in advanced off-leash training, raising and training puppies, and working with first-time dog owners. Customers speak of knowledgeable and friendly trainers, and overall satisfaction with the services they received.

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
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Albuquerque, NM 87123

Why choose this provider?

Neon Dream Pet Sitting LLC is a company in Albuquerque, NM that specializes in pet sitting and dog walking services. Pet sitting visits are available in 1, 2, or 3 visits per day or overnight options. Pet visits include feeding and medication administration, walking and/or playtime, daily diary entries, cleaning accidents and litter boxes, mail and newspaper pickup, alternating lights and blinds, security system operations, and plant watering. The team consists of seven experienced and professionally trained staff. The company is bonded and insured, is a member of Angie’s List, and is an accredited business with an A+ rating through the Better Business Bureau. The company also offers service to homes without pets. Services are available 365 days a year with no extra charge for holidays and peak seasons. Customers speak of having great confidence in the team’s ability to care for their pets and overall satisfaction with services.

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.
4.5
Google
4.4 / 5 (7)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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.