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Dog Walker Job Description Template

What Does a Dog Walker Do?

Dog walkers walk dogs for clients and follow agreed-upon routes and schedules. They provide food and water, and dispose of waste products. They provide companionship during work hours or vacation absences as well. They are also responsible for taking pets to the veterinarian in the event of an emergency.

Dog Walker Job Overview

In the dog walker role, you will walk dogs from client homes as scheduled. A key element of this role is to have physical stamina and the ability to control multiple dogs during walks with intermittent hazards such as vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Success in this role will be determined by client satisfaction and the health and well-being of the client’s pets.

Dog Walker Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Walks dogs as scheduled
  • Plans walking routes
  • Disposes of dog waste
  • Observes pets’ behavior
  • Takes dogs to the veterinarian in case of emergencies
  • Reports any concerning issues to clients

Dog Walker Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have physical strength and stamina
  • Prior experience working with dogs
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Patient and punctual
  • Compassionate


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