The Walking Dog
Specialist Canine Services
& Guided Hill Walks
Caring for your
canine friend
Welcome
We provide a range of services for local dog owners in and around the York area, specialising in one-to-one services, providing the benefit of individual care and attention. For those looking for more adventure, we also offer Guided Hill Walks for dogs & their owners across our beautiful county of North Yorkshire.
 
Whatever service you choose, you can be assured of our commitment to providing both you and your dog with the best possible service to meet your needs.
 
Adrian & Ruby (the walking dog!)
 
Friendly, Reliable, Trustworthy,
Professional but Personal
  1. Fully Insured
    The Walking Dog has specialist Business Insurance covering all apects of our services.
  2. Specialist Training
    Certified in Pet First Aid & Outdoor First Aid. Currently training in Canine Behaviour Management & Mountain Leadership.
  3. Police Checked
    DBS checked to ensure your complete confidence.

Dog Walking

Home Visits

Guided Walks

We only provide walks for individual household dogs. That's because we understand that group walks aren't suitable for all dogs, as well as firmly believing in the benefits that the one-to-one attention brings. Many of the dogs we walk are from a rescue background, some have behaviour issues, and some just because  they are special. Whatever the reason we are happy to look after them, enjoying the interaction and building a relationship with them. Read more
We offer two types of Home visits - Pop In and Dog Sitting services. What ever your needs you can relax in the knowledge that your dog and your home are in safe hands - we are police checked and fully insured. We will undertake a free consultation with you before accepting any bookings for these visits so that you and your dog get to meet us. Read more
Walking in the upland areas of the UK has been a life long love. More recently accompanied by Ruby (the walking dog!), we have spent time exploring our great National Parks. In the near future we hope to offer "Walks with Ruby" - a guided walking service across the dales and vales of our great county of North Yorkshire, specialising in walks for dogs and their owners - although those without four legged friends are more than welcome too! Read more
 
Testimonials
  1. "Thanks Adrian for looking after both my pups when they were small, it was a huge relief to know they were in good hands when I was out at work and I know how much they now enjoy their walks with you. Your flexibility and helpful attitude is very much appreciated as is your kindness with the dogs."
    Karen Bergdahl. Dringhouses
    Karen Bergdahl. Dringhouses
  2. "Adrian has been walking my rescue greyhound, Bobby, for just a few weeks. Things are working out very well and I am more than happy with the service Adrian gives. I am confident going out in the knowledge Bobby is well looked after on his walk. It's also very reassuring to receive a text to say all is well. I would certainly recommend Adrian to anyone wanting a competent reliable person to take care of their dog."
    Jane P. Haxby
    Jane P. Haxby
  3. "I would be happy to recommend The Walking Dog to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly independent dog walker. The text updates and photos from the walks are the icing on the cake. :-)"
    Suzanne Collins, Strensall
    Suzanne Collins, Strensall
  4. "Thanks for taking care of Alfie. Great, reliable and trustworthy dog walking service. We will certainly be using the Walking Dog in the future"
    Linda Dunlop, Holgate
    Linda Dunlop, Holgate
  5. "Molly loves her walks with Adrian. It was great to find someone who would walk her on her own as she is frightened of other dogs. Adrian makes a fuss of her and she is always excited to go out when he arrives."
    Phillippa Hodgson, Huntingdon
    Phillippa Hodgson, Huntingdon
  6. "We have been delighted with The Walking Dog. Our dog, Dotty, adores Adrian and we find the updates and photos we are given on Facebook, Twitter, and by text, absolutely brilliant. An utterly professional service with excellent insurance and good advice about vets, groomers and training. The flexibility and range of services offered has really suited us and we would highly recommend The Walking Dog to any dog owners."
    Laura Pearson, Bootham.
    Laura Pearson, Bootham.
  7. "Thank you so much for all the walks & incredible reliability. Mini has been thoroughily spoilt! "
    Stuart & Julia M. Heworth.
    Stuart & Julia M. Heworth.