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Best Dog Walkers in Norristown, PA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Norristown 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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RoverExpertise.com

Norristown, PA
$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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Norristown, PA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Norristown? 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.

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Why choose this provider?

Woofs to Wags is a Bryn Mawr woman-owned business that provides dog walking services and pet sitting services. The business offers private dog walking and pack dog walking with fresh water, feeding, waste scooping, a report, and GPS check-ins. Pet visits also include litter box cleaning, and plant watering, light rotation, bringing in newspapers and mail, and bringing in garbage and recycling bins are available. Owner Annamarie Hessman has training that includes Denise Mazzola’s Canine Behavior and Training Academy, Dog Tec’s Dog Walking Academy, and the Dog Trainer Foundations course at the Karen Pryor Academy. She has also attended other workshops. Woofs to Wags is bonded and insured and certified by the Red Cross. The business has experience caring for rodents, birds, hermit crabs, horses, cats, and dogs. Memberships include Pet Sitters International, the Pet Professional Guild, and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Clients remark on her reliability and compassion.

Conshohocken, PA 19428

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My Pets Comfort is a West Conshohocken business that provides dog walking and pet sitting. Dog walking service and pet sitting visits last 30 minutes. Overnight pet sitting includes either staying at a clients’ home and two walks and two visits, or two, three, or four visits during the day. Services include medication administration, poop scooping service, bringing in newspapers and mail, and turning lights on and off. Videos and emails via email or text are included. My Pets Comfort’s service area includes Plymouth Meeting, Wayne, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, King of Prussia, Gladwyne, Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, and surrounding areas. My Pets Comfort is bonded and insured. The business is a member of Pet Sitters International and is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter.

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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.