The “How Does a Dog Walker Work?” Edition

Jason Mogavero is a dog walker with strong opinions about leashes.

Jason Mogavero.
Jason Mogavero.

Photo illustration by Sofya Levina. Photo by Megan Sprayberry/Fairy Tails.

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Jason Mogavero is a dog walker based in Washington, D.C., who looks after a dozen or more pups every day. He went in deep with us on the particulars of his job, from the way he gets to know new clients—both human and canine—to the way he arranges his schedule. Along the way, he discussed the contents of his fanny pack, how he keeps bones out of the dogs’ mouths, and much more.

In a Slate Plus extra, Mogavero tells us about his nemesis, a unicycling dog walker who sounds an awful lot like a Portlandia joke come to life. If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at

Twitter: @Jacob_Brogan

Podcast production by Mickey Capper.