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Dog Walkers on HomeGuide cost
$10 - $35 /hour

The average cost for a dog walker is $20 per hour. Hiring a dog walker to teach your dog, you will likely spend between $10 and $35. The price of dog walking can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local dog walkers or get free estimates from pros near you.

How much does a dog walker cost?

Author: Daniel W.
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We all want to make sure our dogs will be exercised every day, no matter how busy we are, so it’s a godsend to know we can hire a nearby dog walker to give them that daily care, at prices starting at $10/hour.

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What could be easier than having someone come to your home and take your dog out for a half hour or so when you can’t do it yourself?

And if you have a dog who doesn’t do so well around other dogs, so you can’t leave him or her in a daycare type of place, it’s the best option out there. Another great benefit of having your dog walked from the house and back again is that his schedule isn’t interrupted and he won’t be near any other dogs with infections.

Buster Browns Pet Behavior Training and Care in Denton, TX, charges based on the size and age of your dog, but prices start at $10. They also offer behavior adjustment training while on the walk, and the cost depends on the amount of training needed.

Adventures of Brigid’s Petsitting in Clifton Heights, PA, charges $20 for a 20-minute walk with your dog. Doggie Den Care in Silver Spring, MD, charges $18 per walk. Pupsicles Dog Care in Denver, CO, offer a lot more than a simple walk. They walk, play, change the water bowl, feed—if needed, give treats, and give any meds the dog needs. They charge $20/30 minutes, $26/45 minutes, and $31/60 minutes. An additional dog costs $4 more.


The dog walkers you may feel better about hiring are those fully bonded and insured and, preferably, members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Hiring an insured dog walker means that if your dog hurts himself on the walk or does any property damage while with the dog walker, the insurance will cover it. Ask the dog walkers you interview if they know pet CPR and first aid. The longer walkers have been walking dogs for, the better they’ll be at administering meds and knowing what your dog needs.

Ask about a meet and greet to see if your dog likes his future walker, and to prep the walker about any idiosyncrasies your dog has.

Away from Home

When your dog needs exercise, you’re not even limited to finding a dog walker who walks your dog around the block; you can also find some who will pick up your dog and take him to an off-leash park or a fenced, large dog park for an hour or two, and then drop him home. Pupsicles Dog Care in Denver, CO, offer this for $66/3-4 hours. You pay $33 for an additional dog.

Special Deals

You can often find dog walkers willing to walk your dog for less than more experienced walkers so they can get reviews on their site, like Betty D. in Chester, PA, who offers walks for prices beginning at $12/hour.

Others don’t charge extra if you have more than one dog to walk, such as Comfort Crew Pet Sitters in North Richland Hills, TX. They do a lot more than walk your dog(s) too—they’ll play, water, feed, treat, and give meds to your dog; and also bring in your mail, water your plants, turn lights on and off, and send you a report card on how your dog is doing while you’re away. They charge $18/30 minutes, $21/45 minutes, and $35/hour for more than one visit per day.

You can also find discounts if you don’t mind your dog walking with other dogs.

Peppy Paws Pet Sitting Services in Cleveland, OH, will take $5-$10 off the cost of your dog’s walk if he joins others.

Get Dog Walker Updates

You can get updates about your dog’s walk as he goes around the block, and capture his demeanor once he gets home, thanks to some dog walkers taking photos and video and texting or e-mailing them to you. Many of the newer dog walkers offer this.

Travel Costs

If you’d rather have a dog walker come to your home from a distance, expect to be charged more for mileage if you’re more than ten miles away from the dog owner’s business location. Peppy Paws Pet Sitting Services charges for any travel over seventeen miles.

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