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Best Dog Walkers in Pittsburgh

Our Recommended Top 10

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

Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pets Services
  • Dog Walking

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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Price: $10 off first booking!

Pittsburgh, PA

Why choose this provider?

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Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Why choose this provider?

Go Dog Go, which has been in business for more than a decade, is a dog walking and pet sitting service that caters to pet owners in Regent Square, Point Breeze, Squirrel Hill, and Edgewood, plus in parts of Swissvale and Greenfield. The owner operates the business with a team of dog walkers. Services offered include walks, play groups with compatible dogs, potty break visits, in-home and overnight pet sitting, and delivery and pickup to kennels, vet appointments, and groomers.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15025

Why choose this provider?

Paula’s Dog Services and Pleasant Paws provides in-home training for canines of all ages, sizes, and breeds in Pittsburgh’s South Hills plus walking, in-home sitting, and boarding for dogs in Pleasant Hills and Jefferson Borough. Training can include manners, such as sitting, coming when called, and walking on a loose leash, or behavior modification for separation anxiety, bathroom difficulties, jumping, or pulling during walks. The trainer/owner is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.

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4.8
Google
4.9 / 5 (55)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (32)

Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Why choose this provider?

Amshel’s Home Pet Sitting Service, LLC has provided Pittsburgh pet care for local canines, felines, rodents, fowl, amphibians, reptiles, and other animals up to 25 miles outside the city since 1993. Its services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and include 30- to 45-minute home visits, overnight stays in clients’ or sitters’ homes, dog walking, yard scooping for regular customers, and a pet taxi to vet appointments and play dates, plus vacation key pickup.

Reputation:

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
Valencia, PA 16059

Why choose this provider?

All About Canine Care provides dog training and walking in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. The owner/operator is a certified trainer and is fully Insured and Bonded. He can conduct 30-minute walks in Bakerstown, Cranberry Township, Gibsonia, Mars, Seven Fields, and Valencia. He offers training in Allison Park, Bakerstown, Bradford Woods, Cranberry Township, Freedom, Gibsonia, Glenshaw, Ingomar, Mars, McCandless, McKnight, Seven Fields, Sewickley, Valencia, Warrendale, West View, and Wexford. Training options include for barking, jumping, chewing, digging, pulling on a leash, growling, not coming when called, food aggression, house training, manners, handling, socialization, basic to advanced obedience, and bird dog training.

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 (5)

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
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Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Why choose this provider?

Downtown Pittsburgh Dogs is bonded and insured and provides dog walking, pet sitting, and dog training services in and around downtown Pittsburgh. Pets it serves include canines, felines, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. It offers free in-home consultations plus initial individual walks, pack walks, in-home dog training, puppy training and bathroom breaks, midday walks and bathroom breaks, in-home pet visits for attention and refreshing food and water, in-home dog sitting, and overnight pet sitting.

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
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (29)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Why choose this provider?

Good Dog Club is bonded and insured and provides dog walking and pet sitting services. Options include 30-minute walks, group walks, and 15-minute bathroom breaks. The pet sitters, who are animal CPR and first aid trained, can make three-hour in-home visits or can pet-sit outside the home. Poop scooping is available upon request. Neighborhoods served include Aspinwall, Blackridge. Churchill, Edgewood, Forest Hills, Fox Chapel, Greenfield, Highland Park, Penn Hills, Point Breeze, Regent Square, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, and Wilkinsburg.

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 (6)

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
Detail

Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Why choose this provider?

Success Just Clicks is an owner-operated Pittsburgh canine training service that uses clickers for positive reinforcement to train its clients. It provides obedience, sports, or behavior modification training in-home, in semi-private group classes, and in group classes. The owner, who has worked with dogs for more than a decade, is a nationally certified trainer, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a certified APDT C.L.A.S.S. evaluator and instructor, a certified Canine Good Citizen, a S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator, and a certified mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College.

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
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Why choose this provider?

Wagg-n-Walk is a family owned and operated dog walking and pet sitting business that walks dogs in Pittsburgh, including downtown, Bloomfield, Greenfield, Lawrenceville, Oakland, Point Breeze, Polish Hill, Regent Square, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and the South Hills. Pet sitting is available throughout the city. Options include midday bathroom breaks, 20-30 minute walks or backyard romps, and 40+ minutes walks for dogs in need of more exercise. Pet sitting packages can include overnight stays and multiple visits per day to potty training puppies. Wagg-n-Walk also offers “latrine duty,” transportation for pets, pet-related errands, and personal assistance.

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
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (6)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)

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.