A dog walker is responsible for walking clients' dogs for 30 minutes to an hour at a time. They may be required to walk multiple dogs at once and must be comfortable doing so. They must also be comfortable with all types of weather conditions and have a flexible schedule.

Dog Walker Job Responsibilities

  • Walk dogs for 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time
  • Make sure the dog has a good time and gets plenty of exercise
  • Keep an eye on the dog for signs of illness or injury
  • Report any problems to the owner
  • Clean up after the dog


  • To provide a safe and enjoyable experience for each dog while out on walks.
  • To ensure that each dog is walked at their own pace and according to their needs.
  • To build strong relationships with both the dogs and their owners.
  • To maintain a high level of professionalism at all times.

Dog Walker Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • Patience, good physical fitness, and a love of dogs are essential qualities for a dog walker. Although formal qualifications are not required, prior experience working with animals would be beneficial. A dog walker must be able to handle dogs of all sizes and temperaments and have the ability to control multiple dogs at once. They must also be comfortable walking long distances in all weather conditions.