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Best Dog Walkers in Rochester

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Rochester 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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Rochester, NY
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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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Rochester, NY

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Rochester? 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.

Pittsford, NY 14534

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Rochester NY Dogs is a Pittsford dog walker with seven years of experience with dogs. Pet owners hire the team for 30 and 60-minute walks to ensure their dogs receive the exercise required to ensure a happy pup. Dog owners can request a free consultation to meet, discuss their dog's needs and goals, and establish a plan of action, and services are available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Rochester NY Dogs also offers private dog training, puppy education, and medical/service dog training, and the owner prides himself on enabling closer relationships between owners and their pets and has saved numerous dogs from being euthanized. The company is eco-friendly and uses waste bags that are biodegradable as well.

Victor, NY 14564

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5.0 (5)

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Walkin' The Dog offers dog walking to residents of Victor. The group seeks to provide a consistent and reliable routine for dogs with a focus on their safety, wellness, and overall happiness. Dogs receive the exercise, companionship, and mental and physical stimulation they need to lead happy and healthy lives, and owners can opt for daily walks of 30, 45, or 60 minutes including play time, socialization, feeding, and any required medications or a 45 or 60-minute country hike. Pet sitting services are also available. The owner is a Certified Dog Trainer and believes that dogs who receive a consistent program of walks, exercise, and play time with other dogs are less likely to develop behavioral issues. The company is bonded and insured, and clients can track their dogs with GPS as well.

Webster, NY 14580

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4.9 (74)
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4.9 (33)
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5.0 (3)

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Rochester Dog Walkers handles dog walking in the Webster area. Dog owners receive a free in-home consultation to discuss their pet's need for exercise, companionship, and mental stimulation with dog walking services and visits of 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length. Each visit can include customized services as requested such as play time inside or outside, a vigorous or gentle walk, feedings, or obedience reinforcement. Additional services include tailored pet sitting at the owner's or the pet sitter's home as well as pet waste removal once or twice a week. Rochester Dog Walkers performs background checks on all employees, and all staff, as well as the company itself, are fully bonded and insured. Easy payment options are also available.

Rochester, NY 14610

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4.9 (72)
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5.0 (29)
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4.5 (16)

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On the Move Pet Care, LLC is a dog walking company in Rochester. Dog owners must first complete a Personalized Pet Profile, and then a customized plan for the required walks or sitting will be created via a personal consultation. The group offers mid-day walks, in-home vacation pet sitting, pet taxi service, and puppy play dates, and all visits come with a hand-written summary of all activities. On the Move's Pet Portal enables owners to track their pets at all times, view photos, messages, and updates, change a dog's information or instructions, make payments, and view a schedule of planed visits. The company and staff are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, all services are available 24/7, and pet owners also have access to an emergency line.

Rochester, NY 14610

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5.0 (97)
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4.8 (94)
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4.0 (7)

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Dog Educated, LLC walks dogs throughout Rochester. Dog walking services are available Monday through Friday for busy professionals, new puppy owners, and others who want to make sure their pup gets needed exercise, companionship, or a needed potty break. Walks can also include some basic training, and the group does offer group dog training classes, private training sessions, and training for a dog and its whole human family for an interactive and hands-on learning time. Dog Educated always seeks to educate owners as well and holds special workshops and seminars on animal learning and behavior. Staff keeps current on the newest trends in these arenas via continued education, and the company is a member of The Academy for Dog Trainers and The Pet Professional Guild (The Association for Force-Free Professionals).

Rochester, NY 14610

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (2)

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The Pet Nanny offers dog walking services in the Rochester area. Dogs can get out, have a potty break, exercise, and maintain a healthy weight as well as temperament via a 20 or 40-minute walk with one of the two "nannies." Aside from daily dog walks, the group also provides pet sitting, overnight stays, and pet taxi service with added extras with each sitting visit such as fresh food and water, checking the mailbox, watering plants, and leaving notes or sending text messages with updates to the owner. The Pet Nanny carries commercial liability insurance, is fully bonded, and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. The company is open 24/7, seven days a week, all year long and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters as well.

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.