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What’s the average price of a Dog Walker?

Average Price
$22.50 per walk

How much will I pay for a Dog Walking service?

Need someone to walk your beloved pooch but not sure how much it’ll cost? Read on to find out how much your dog walker will charge on average, including group walks, solo walks and more. Save your time and boost your dog’s mood with a dog walker on Bark.

Is getting a Dog Walker worth the cost? 

Just like humans, dogs need regular exercise and interaction to stay healthy and happy. Daily exercise is scientifically proven to prevent a range of diseases that could crop up in your pup’s lifetime. It’s also a great way for them to burn off some energy, meaning a more manageable pup! 

But as much as we may adore our furry friends, it’s not always easy to find time for them. Whether you work long hours or have a health condition, you might need a helping hand walking your dog from time to time. 

Your dog walker will ensure your dog gets the regular exercise and stimulation they need. While the standard requirement of a dog walker is to get them out and about in the fresh air, some also offer training services, which is particularly useful if you’ve got a cheeky young pup! 

How much does a Dog Walker charge on average? 

If you’re not sure how much hiring a Dog Walker will set you back, we’ve calculated the average cost based on the prices of local Canadian professionals: 

Average cost of a Dog Walker
Average cost (per walk)$22.50
Minimum cost (per walk)$10
Maximum cost (per walk)$35

Factors impacting costs 

Here are some of the key factors that could affect the rate of your dog walking service:  

  • Group vs. single dog walks

  • Location

  • Length of walk

Group vs. single dog walks

Group walks are less expensive than individual walks, so if your dog is trained to walk with other dogs this could be a great option. If your dog doesn’t interact well with other dogs, you’ll have to pay a higher price. Here’s a rough breakdown of how much you’ll pay on average for group and individual dog walking services: 

Group Dog Walking

Average cost (per walk)$16.50
Minimum cost (per walk)$8
Maximum cost (per walk) $25

Single Dog Walking

Average cost (per walk) $22.50
Minimum cost (per walk)$10
Maximum cost (per walk) $35

Location 

Another key factor influencing dog walking costs is where you live. If you live in a major city, then prepare to pay more compared to rural areas, as prices will creep up to reflect the higher cost of living. Here’s a rough idea of prices in different cities across Canada: 

Location Average cost (per walk)
Toronto$28
Montreal$22
Vancouver$27

Length of walk 

The length of a dog walk can range anywhere from a quick 15 minute run around the park to leisurely long walks. If your dog requires plenty of physical activity per day, be prepared to pay more. 

You should schedule walk times based on the needs of your breed. Energetic breeds such as Labrador Retrievers or English Springer Spaniels need up to 2 hours of walking time every day, whereas if you’ve got an English Bulldog or a Basset hound, napping will be a preferable option to exercising most of the time. 

How to save money on your Dog Walking fees 

If you’re looking to hire a Dog Walker on a shoestring, here are our top tips for keeping costs down: 

  • Ask about package payments - If your dog needs to be walked regularly, you might be able to agree on a reduced fee per session. 

  • Ask about discounts for multiple dogs - If you have more than one dog from the same household, you might be able to get a discounted price if they can be walked at the same time. 

  • Avoid weekend walks -  If you want to keep costs down, try to avoid weekend walks. You may end up paying more, because who wants to give up their weekend? 

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