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Best Dog Walkers in Olympia

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Olympia 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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Olympia, WA
  • 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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Price: $10 off first booking!

Olympia, WA

Why choose this provider?

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Website
Olympia, WA 98501

Why choose this provider?

Located in Olympia, Oh My Dog! (Sitters), LLC, is a dog walking service. It offers various dog walking and pet care packages, ranging from 30-minute to overnight visits. Its other services are pet feeding, medication, playtime, clean-up, and litter box deep clean. It also takes care of other pets, such as cats, rabbits, birds, fish, and chickens. An independent woman-owned business, Oh My Dog! (Sitters) is a member of PSA and PUPS. Owner Amy Garrison is a Certified Fear Free Professional.

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5.0 / 5 (2)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
1912 Conger Avenue Northwest, Olympia, WA 98502

Why choose this provider?

Westside Pet S.O.S. is a pet business that has been providing dog walking services to pets in Olympia and surrounding areas since 2005. Owner Bridget has volunteered at a local humane society, cleaning puppy cages, litter boxes, walking dogs for four years. Westside Pet S.O.S. offers a mid-day dog walking service that lasts for 30 minutes, which is customized to different types of dogs, including senior dogs, steady for chubby dogs, brisk for high energy dogs. The company also offers pet sitting services.

Website
516 Eskridge Way Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501

Why choose this provider?

Barkbuddiesadventures.com is a dog walker and sitter in the Olympia area. It walks, trains, and takes care of dogs while owners are away. Andy, the founder of the business, is a graduate of the Seattle School of Canine Studies and has years of experience in working at doggy daycare centers, volunteering at animal shelters, and providing hands-on interaction. He gives personalized attention to each pet and is readily available to respond to clients' questions and concerns.

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
4.9 / 5 (25)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (24)
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

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.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

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