Please wait ...

How Much Does A Dog Walker Cost 2021

Average Price
£10 - £20 per walk

What can I expect to pay for a Dog Walking service?

Want to hire a dog walker but not sure of the cost? Our handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about the cost of different types of dog walking services, including group walks, solo walks and more.

Do I need a Dog walker? 

Like us, dogs are social animals, and exercise gives them regular interaction and the stimulation they need for long term health and happiness. 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 to relieve excess energy, significantly improving their behaviour. Find a Dog Walker near me.

But no matter how much we love our dogs, life can sometimes get in the way of looking after 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 or frisky young pup! 

How much does a Dog Walker cost UK? 

You might be wondering just how much stretching your pooch’s legs is going to cost. Based on the prices of local UK professionals, the average cost for one individual dog walk is given below:

Average cost (per walk)£12
Minimum cost (per walk)£10
Maximum cost (per walk)£20

 What can affect Dog Walking rates? 

The rate of a dog walker is variable depending on different factors: 

  • 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. To give you an idea of the price difference for group walks and individual walks, here’s a quick summary: 

Group Dog Walking

Average cost (per walk)£8
Minimum cost (per walk)£5
Maximum cost (per walk)£15

Single Dog Walking

Average cost (per walk)£12
Minimum cost (per walk)£10
Maximum cost (per walk)£20


Where you live plays a big role in determining dog walking prices. Dog owners are more likely to pay more for Dog Walkers in London. This is simply because the cost of living is far higher than elsewhere in the UK. To give you an idea of how much a dog walker costs where you live, we’ve put together a useful breakdown of average dog walker costs for different regions in the UK:  

LocationAverage cost (per walk)
London area £10 - £20
South, South West and Midlands£10 - £15
Outer region and North£10 - £15

Length of Dog Walk 

The length of a dog walk can range anywhere from a quick 15 minute run around the park to leisurely long walks. It’s a no brainer that the longer the walk, the more your dog walker will charge. 

Bear in mind that your breed of dog will determine how long their walk needs to be. 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 Dog Walkers

Keeping your dog fit doesn’t have to break the bank. There are a number of ways to keep costs down: 

  • Ask about package payments - If your dog needs to be walked on a regular basis, 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. Dog walkers tend to charge more for the same services on a weekend, typically £2 - £5 on top of their standard price - because who wants to give up their precious weekend! 

For a healthy and happy pooch, browse professional Dog Walkers on Bark today. 

Get quotes from Dog Walkers near you

Find a Dog Walker near you

The average rating for Bark Dog Walkers is 4.93, based on 100,346 reviews


based on 100,346 reviews