We’d like to say hello!
Hi, we’re Dave and Jill and we’ve been dog walking since 2008. We’ve taken a passion for pooches and turned it into our profession by starting Best Mate Dog Walking. The business has grown substantially during this time, with many of our customers coming to us through recommendations.
Many dog owners lead busy lives, and it can be hard to fit in the regular exercise your Best Mate needs. Yet, without daily walking, dogs become anxious and are prone to developing behaviour problems. Exercise is the most important part of a dog’s health. All dogs have different energy levels but most experts agree, they all need at least an hour of continuous exercise every day.
We pride ourselves on our relationship with our clients who say that we go the extra mile in the service we offer, and we have lots of glowing references to support this. Our Best Mates demonstrate this too as they’re always so happy to see us, and can’t wait to get into the van !
Where are we based?
We’re located in Hemel Hempstead which has great dog walking close by. We always walk in the local countryside where your dog can run freely in open fields or enjoy a woodland walk.
We currently cover Hemel Hempstead, Potten End and Berkhamsted, so if you live near one of these places, please call us and hopefully we can help.
We can walk your Best Mate Monday-Friday and are fully flexible about the hours we’re available.
Why are we special?
We love walking all of our Best Mate’s so much that we decided to throw in picking up and dropping off your dog for free. That means that when you pay for an hour’s dog walking, you get an hour’s dog walking. Your dog will be transported between walks in our van that is fitted with cages for comfort and safety… and they often have a snooze on the way home !
You can be sure that your Best Mate will have fun and socialise with others, without feeling intimidated by a big pack. We’re always in control. We treat your Best Mate like our own and give them plenty of attention and cuddles. We also promise to return your pooch clean and dry, with a treat thrown if they’re allowed !
Get in touch
We’d love to chat about your Best Mate’s needs, and also arrange a home visit. This way, we can meet you and your dog in its familiar surroundings, while filling out a bit of paperwork. Either use the old ‘dog and bone’ (excuse the pun), or drop us an email using the contact form at the bottom of the page. We can also be found on Facebook.
We are always available on one of these numbers:
079 5183 5550 or 01442 233766
If you’re calling during the day try the mobile first, as we’re probably out dog walking with our other Best Mates !
What do we cost?
We charge £12 per hour, per dog. Don’t forget, this charge is for a whole hours dog walking time – we don’t charge to collect, drop off or clean up your pal (if it’s been a muddy day!)
We do dog walking in all weathers and offer a reduction if you have more than one Best Mate.
For your peace of mind, we also have full liability insurance with Cliverton Insurance.
Want to find out more?
We’d love to hear from you!
What our customer say about us
BestMate Dog Walking provide professional, proficient and friendly service, but more importantly, they love and care for our BestMate, Tom. Dave and Jill are such lovely people and their passion for dogs is so obvious. Dogs are so clever and know who they can trust, Tom absolutely adores them and is so excited when they come to collect him. They have walked Tom for 5 years and we would not change anything.
We have noticed a big change in Daisy, she seems so much more content when we arrive home and is socially very relaxed around other dogs. We would highly recommend BestMate Dog Walking to anyone who wants the very best for their dog, in the hands of people who go out of their way to suit your every need.
I know that Maizie has a great time and if she could talk, she would agree that it makes all the difference to her day.
Dave and Jill are so wonderful and their passion and caring for dogs is second to none. Milo is 15 years old but just loves going out with them. I cannot recommend more highly their service. I would not go anywhere else and neither would my dog !
We’ve had several dog walkers for Vito throughout the past few years and we can genuinely say that Dave and Jill are the best, by far. From the personalised notes left every Friday to let you know how your dog has gotten on that week to the flexibility in last minute sleep overs, their service is 5 star.
We appreciate their ongoing care of our dog Vito, and treating him as one of their own (even remembering his birthday each year, complete with card and present!) We wouldn’t change them for the world.
Gaspar is our 2 year old Chocolate Labrador and we entrust him into the care of Best Mate for walking 5 days a week. The way that Gaspar launches himself into Jill and Dave’s van tells us how much he loves and looks forward to his walks with Best Mate. Jill and Dave genuinely care for Gaspar and provide us with advice and updates about his wellbeing. They are 100% reliable and trust worthy.
Jill and Dave have been looking after our Labrador Billie since she was a puppy. They are lovely people and I am very happy to let them walk our lovely dog and have keys to our house to pick her up. They are very reliable, I trust them 100% and most importantly they obviously love the dogs they walk. They are very flexible and always help out when we get stuck. Billie loves both of them and is always very happy when they arrive to pick her up. My neighbours often comment about how excited she is when they arrive and how much fuss they make of her, They are the best dog walkers in Hemel Hempstead as far as I’m concerned, I don’t know what we would do without them !
We have been using Best Mate Dog Walking for over a year now and are really pleased with the service. They are very professional and caring. Our dog Hannah walks with them and we know that she is in safe hands.