Five Things To Look For In A Dog Walker

Written by 33rpmdesignS30 on Jul 08 2014. Posted in

Your dog and their walker should like each other.

Look for someone whose behavior is warm and inviting. Affection for dogs is a must for anyone involved in their care, just as warmth toward children is a must for a nanny or a teacher. Dog walkers need to love dogs but of more importance is the dog loving them.

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A dog walker should make sure they have as much information about the dog in order to know its likes, dislikes, and what to do in an emergency.


A dog walker needs to exhibit patience. Dogs and animals are smart and instinctual they will take your lead so its important to be patient and get to know each dogs personality.


A dog walker needs to be compassionate. If you get the sense that your dog walker is in it just for the money, say goodbye! You want someone that would do it for free if they could.

Have some fun

Dog walkers need to let loose and have some fun! At the end of a walk, both you and your dog should have a blast!


Even though most dog walkers are fun, light hearted and compassionate, only the exceptional ones have discipline.


Being an experienced dog walker is about training your dog to be a good walker and to understand commands.