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Best Dog Walkers in Shoreline

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Shoreline 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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Shoreline, WA
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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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Shoreline, WA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Shoreline? 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.

Seattle, WA 98101

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

An independent and locally owned dog care provider, Cat's Got Your Dog is located in Seattle, Washington that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. Fully licensed, bonded, and insured for clients' protection, Cat's Got Your Dog is available for such services as dog walks, dog play dates and field trips, house and pet sitting, and short "Pop In" appointments. House sitting services also include the collection of mail, plant care, curtains and light cleaning, and other services. The company offers clients a no-obligation consultation on its work and does not charge for appointment cancellations prior to arrival on clients' property.

Seattle, WA 98133

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (1)

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In the industry since opening its doors in 2004, Doglover Dogwalk is a professional dog walking and dog socialization company located in Seattle, Washington that serves clients in the North Seattle metropolitan area. The company is owned and operated by Monica Magee, who was named as the featured pet care professional in the Seattle Area by Petsit USA in 2008. Services provided by Doglover Dogwalk include playgroups, new puppy care, and dog shuttle services. Previous clients praise the company for its experience, its trustworthy reputation, its boarding services, and the level of attention and care the company dedicates to each dog entrusted to it.

Shoreline, WA 98133

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (2)

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One Dog at a Time is a professional dog care and training company based out of Shoreline, Washington. The company serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area and is headed by August Henrich, who is a graduate of the esteemed Northwest School of Canine Studies and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. In addition to training methods approved by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, One Dog at a Time is also available for behavior modification services and dog walking. Previous clients praise the company for its effective techniques and its dog-friendly methods.

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.