The Walking Dog
Specialist Canine Services
& Guided Hill Walks
Canine Services
Dog Walking Services
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.
Each walk is specifically tailored to your dog's needs, so whether young or old, fast or slow, we can go as far and as fast as your dog requires. Where-ever possible we go 'off pavement' to ensure your dog gets the most stimulation from their walk and with your permission, time off the lead. We will also incorporate playtime and any training you wish us to reinforce. Walks are located within your own area and usually straight from your door so as to maximise the time spent walking rather than wasting it in travel.
 
Individual household walks can be booked in one hour or half hour slots, and are available 7 days a week, both daytimes and evenings. We offer a flexible service, trying to accomodate your requirements as best we can, and are happy to accept both long term arrangements as well as one-off bookings. If you have more than one dog, there is a reduced charge for each additional dog - household dogs will be walked together.
 
We offer a FREE consultation visit to discuss your requirements, and for you and your dog to meet us.
Meet some of the dogs - their photos & stories

Home Visits

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.

Pop In Service

Dog Sitting

Ideal for puppies, elderly dogs, or even those that just require a quick check to ensure all is well, our Pop In visit includes greeting your dog, letting them out for a comfort break, refreshing water and putting out food if required. If they require some fuss then why not extend our stay with our Pop In & Play visit? These visits are available Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm, and last 15 minutes or 30  minutes respectively.
 
Going out for the evening, back late & no time to walk your dog? Don't worry we can come and dog sit for you! Our Dog Sitting visit lasts for 2 hours and includes a good walk, play and alot of fuss, as well as feeding them if required.
 
Going away overnight on business or for pleasure? With our Owner Away visit we will dog sit as above, but then return in the morning for an hour to give them another good walk and ensure all is well - not only with your dog but also your home. These visits are available 7 days a week.
Behaviour Services
It's not just aggressive dogs that need behaviour training. Dogs can suffer from many other problems such as seperation anxiety, excessive barking, possessiveness, and toileting issues.
 
I am currently undertaking a Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management so in the future will be able to offer a service to help you work with your dog to overcome their problems.
 
In the meantime you could take advantage of our one-to-one dog walking services to help you ensure your dog is exercised safely.
Area, hours & charges
Dog Walking
 
8.00am to 6.00pm                                1 hour
Monday to Friday                               30 mins
 
Evenings, Weekends                            1 hour
& Bank Holidays                                 30 mins
 
Pop In Service
 
8.00am to 6.00pm                             15 mins
Monday to Friday                               30 mins
 
Dog Sitting
 
Evening dog sit                                    2 hours
Owner Away                     2 hours in evening
                                         + 1 hour in morning
 
 
Initial Services Consultation
 
1st Dog
 
£15
£10
 
£20
£15
 
 
 
£5
£10
 
 
 
£30
£45
 
 
 
FREE
 
 
Each additional dog
 
£5
£5
 
£5
£5
 
 
 
£2.50
£2.50
 
 
 
£10
£10
 
 
 
 
We cover quite a wide area around the city of York, including many of the villages - as shown approximately on the map opposite. Please contact us with your location and which service you require so we can advise of our availability. All services sublect to our full terms and conditions.
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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.