For dog parents with a hectic schedule, a good dog walker can be a real blessing. But finding a good dog walker you trust is not easy. To help, we’ve put together all the need to know tips on picking the best dog walker for your dog.

 

1. Ask family and friends for any recommendations

Asking your closest network is a good place to start because you know they’ll be reliable and only recommend someone they would personally use.

 

2. Research dog walkers online

Search on Google for ‘dog walkers near me’, to see local dog walkers in your area. Check out their reviews and weed out any poorly reviewed dog walkers.

 

3. Ask your dog groomer, vet or dog trainer

Many vets and dog groomers would know of good dog walkers and possibly may have their business cards on them. Also, a lot of dog trainers provide training walks as an extra service. This could be a great solution if your dog needs more walks along with leash training.

 

4. Meet and interview the dog walker

Just like a manager would interview a potential worker, you’ll find it useful to meet the dog walker in person and interview them. Bring your dog too, to see if they get a long well. Ask questions like:

  • How much experience do you have with my dog’s breed?
  • Do you accommodate for dogs with special needs?
  • Do you walk multiple dogs at once or one at a time?
  • How many do you walk at a a time?
  • Do you have a cancellation policy?