Professional Dog Walkers

Why are these particular dog services listed?

The dog services listed on this page are not necessarily endorsed by Dorset Dogs, but those listed below are in support of responsible dog walking and have formally stated that they agree with the Professional Dog Walkers’ Charter (which incorporates the Doggy Do Code).

You and your dog should of course check that your dog walker is the best one for you as this might depend on all sorts of factors.

Professional Dog Walker Listing

Would your dog business would like to sign up to our listings?

Professional dog walkers are commercial businesses and usually walk multiple dogs at once, so they have an additional duty to operate responsibly. They also have an excellent opportunity to set a positive example to other dog walkers. However, there are currently no national regulations for commercial dog walking, except where it is done as part of a day care or home boarding service (you should check with Dorset Council or BCP Council for licensed day care or home boarding businesses or to confirm the information on the license – only the local licensing authority holds this information).

The Dog’s Trust, RSPCA and Pet Industry Federation have joined forces to produce guidelines about finding a good dog walker, we would strongly recommend reading this for further guidance before choosing your Professional Dog Walker: Professional Dog Walkers’ Guidelines. 

This includes sections on complying with legislation, relevant training, understanding a dog’s individual needs, transport, providing exercise (which includes not acting in a way or using equipment which would cause fear, anxiety or distress), group walking, returning home, lone working, emergencies as well as impact on the environment, other animals and people.

Professional Dog Walkers on this page have signed up to the Charter and agree that they operate their business in a professional manner but do ensure that you check for all relevant documentation including insurance. 

DORSET PAWS2WALK

Pet First Aid Certified. Memberships: Dorset Dogs – Professional Dog Walkers Charter / NarpsUK / Pet Business Federation. The Good Dog Guide Disclosure & Barring Service / DBS / CRB police checked & cleared. Pet Business Insurance. Eighty ‘5’ star review ratings (Google/ Yell.com / Trustpilot). Royal College Veterinary Surgeons – Student Placement. Multi client referrals via local veterinary practices

LOCATION: Corfe Mullen, Broadstone, Wimborne, Upton

EMAIL: tracie.stevens@paws2walk.org

PHONE: 07747 534153

WEBSITE: www.paws2walk.org

HARBOUR TAILS

Established in 2019, Harbour Tails specialises in dog walking/care, training and canine mental health. With current and ongoing qualifications in canine behaviour and first aid, currently completing a 18-month dog trainer accreditation course with IMDT. Ensures safety with Tractive GPS trackers for off-lead dogs. Operates an adaptive, discreet vehicle with individual crates, prioritising science-based, non-punitive training methods.

LOCATION: Hamworthy, Upton

EMAIL: dani@harbourtails.com

PHONE: 07933 693439

WEBSITE: www.harbourtails.com

K9 DAYCARE & DOG WALKING

K9 DayCare is a professional dog walking company based in North Bournemouth offering pet parents like you a safe, trustworthy, and reliable dog walking solution for the times when walking your dog may be difficult, because of inconvenient working hours, illness, a sudden emergency, or when you are just time poor. We are a member of the Professional Dog Walkers Association. And have a Professional Dog Walking Certification provided by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

LOCATION: Bournemouth

EMAIL: andy@k9daycare.co.uk

PHONE: 07362 458542

WEBSITE: www.k9daycare.co.uk

MUDDY PUDDLES DORSET

The longest established and most experienced professional dog walker in Blandford. Muddy Puddles Dorset offers dedicated group walks for small dogs, with big adventures in the Dorset countryside. Small dogs enjoy big fun with friends their own size.

LOCATION: Blandford Forum

EMAIL: muddy@muddypuddlesdorset.com

PHONE: 07886 322655

WEBSITE: www.muddypuddlesdorset.com

OUTWARD HOUNDS PET CARE & WALKING SERVICES

We have 7 years professional dog walking experience and are members of the UK wide ‘Professional Dog Walkers Association’. We hold a certificate in Professional Dog Walking through IMDT, a first aid certificate are fully insured and a current DBS. Contact us to explore your dog walking needs be it solo, group walks (max of 4 dogs for safety, welfare and to maximise your dogs walking experience) and or comfort visits.

LOCATION: Milborne St Andrew and surrounding villages

EMAIL: Outwardhoundspetcare@gmail.com

PHONE: 07900 207796

SOCIAL MEDIA: https://outward-hounds-pet-care-walking-services.business.site/

SNIFFS

Sniffs Professional Dog Walking covering Blandford & surrounding villages. Sniffs has over 4 years experience with a wide variety of breeds. Canine First Aid Trained. Professional Dog Walkers Certificate through the IMDT. Current DBS & Fully Insured. Every dog that walks with Sniffs wears a Tracker & a Sniffs ID tag.

LICENCE NUMBER: 8191

LOCATION: Blandford and Surrounding Villages

EMAIL: caraline@sniffsdorset.co.uk

PHONE: 07826 094287

WEBSITE: www.sniffsdorset.co.uk

SOUTH COAST DOGS

Dog walking services that are fun, safe and enriching with both group and solo options available. Over 7+ years of experience working with a huge variety of breeds in both a home environment and rescue kennels for the RSPCA.

LOCATION: Poole

EMAIL: jess@southcoastdogs.com

PHONE: 07376 009696

WEBSITE: www.southcoastdogs.com