Choosing the Best Dog Walker in Los Angeles

How to Pick the Best Dog Walker in LA for You and Your Fur baby

 

Are you a busy pet parent in need of some assistance? Worried about how to pick the best dog walker in Los Angeles for your dog?

Well, worry no more, because we are here to help!

For years now, My Dog Spot has been the number one choice for local pet parents with busy lives.

We know what clients should look for in pet care experts, and because we care, we want to help you find the best pet care professional for your dog – even if it isn’t us.

 

Should I Hire a Dog Walker?

Just like humans, dogs need a good amount of exercise every day.

Exercise not only helps to prolong your dog’s life, but it can also help to alleviate stress and separation anxiety while you are away.


If you are a dog owner with a busy or unpredictable schedule, then hiring a dog walker may just be right for you and your pooch.

 

How Do I Find the Best Dog Walkers in Los Angeles?

Yes, My Dog Spot is a dog walking company, but we are a dog walking company that is made up of pet parents.

We know how scary it can be to entrust your doggo to someone else, even if it’s just for a thirty-minute walk.

The good news is that once you do your research and know your company, you won’t feel as worried.

Here are some key elements to look for when researching for the best dog walkers in Los Angeles:

-Employed and Background Checked Walkers

-Bonded, Licensed and Insured Walkers

-Training and Safety

-Positive Reinforcement Establishments

-Leash and Harness Policy

-Types of Services Offered

Let’s learn more.

 

Employed and Background Checked Walkers

Employed walkers tend to have a better relationship with the company and tend to be more invested in their work. Likewise, the company is more invested in them.

This can also mean that the employer has a better idea of who their walkers are and can better match them with certain dog personalities.

Of course, an employed walker will also have been background checked, which is essential to the safety of both you and your pupper.

 

Bonded, Licensed, & Insured Walkers

A benefit of making sure your walkers are employed instead of contracted is that they will likely be bonded and insured, which not only protects the walkers but also your dog.

 

Training and Safety

As a pet parent, the first thing I want to know is that my dog is safe and that the people caring for her are trained.

Make sure your dog walkers have undergone safety training, are supplied with safety supplies like water bowls, doggy first aid kits, and whistles, and know what to do in case of an emergency.

 

Positive Reinforcement Establishments

Positive reinforcement has been studied and proven to be the best method of training and reinforcement in doggos of all breeds and behaviors.

Most high-quality dog care companies are going to utilize this tool and insist that their walkers and trainers only use this method when out and about with your furry little snuggle bug.

 

Leash and Harnesses Policy

Does the dog walking company in question have a policy when it comes to leashes and harnesses?

Some companies like My Dog Spot recommend that their doggie clients are walked on specific harnesses for both their safety and comfort.

If this is a concern of yours, don’t hesitate to reach out to the company you are interested in to find out.

Asking questions is also a great way to build a relationship with the company and can help you get to know them better.

 

Services Offered

Once you have sorted out any and all safety concerns and questions, you will want to take a look at the services offered.

The best companies will offer a number of services from dog running clubs to private dog walks and everything in between.

The importance of offering a wide range of services means that your unique doggo will get the best type of care for him.

 

Who is the Best Dog Walker in Los Angeles for Me?

Fine, we admit it. We hold ourselves to a pretty high standard.

And while we will proudly say that My Dog Spot is the best, we might not be the best for you.

The most important thing is that you do your research and address the needs of your pup by putting his safety, health, and happiness first.

Best of luck and happy walking!

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COVID-19

IS IT SAFE TO STILL HAVE MY DOG WALKED?

 

Yes, it is still safe and we would recommend trying to keep your dog on its regular schedule as much as possible. This will reduce any anxiety and stress that your dog may begin to feel during this period of isolation.

Safety and cleanliness have always been a top priority at My Dog Spot.

 

It is our ongoing policy to wash hands and use sanitizer between each visit. In addition to these ordinary precautions our walkers will now wear a new pair of sanitary gloves for each appointment.  

 

At pick up and drop off, we will use our own leashes to walk or transport your pups so that your leashes are not handled by anyone other than you and when returning your dog, we will make sure that your dog has been wiped down from head to tail including all four paws.

For more information on your pet and COVID-19 read our current blog: A Pet Parent's Guide to Managing COVID-19 and Social Isolation

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