I offer walks for up to an hour, and these walks are not just another walk! With me dogs will enjoy hikes, fetch on the beach, play and socialization at dog parks, and also love and affection! Every dog likes different activities so the nature of walks would be discussed upon meeting. I also offer training walks tailored to suit your dogs specific needs. Training walks are especially helpful for puppies learning leash manners! Rates for this would be per hour.
Training & Qualifications
I have several years of paid experience working with dogs in a daycare setting. My work experience in a doggy daycare has given me the unique set of skills and experience of all-encompassing dog care. The majority of my work was handling large groups of dogs; encouraging and regulating group play, waste clean up, and also comforting the dogs nervous to be away from family. The groups of dogs ranged from the tiniest of Yorkies to Mastiffs the size of lions, and I loved them all equally. I also have experience with highly energetic dogs in group play and one on one. I have walked dogs of all sizes, breeds, temperaments and ages in groups of up to four. Personally I like to walk dogs solo or just with their usual housemates. I am very experienced in following specific feeding instructions and medication instructions. I am comfortable giving dogs of all sizes pills. I have some grooming experience as well, such as bathing, dematting, nail trims and ear cleaning.
Something else that I have gained from daycare is a lot of experience in puppy socialization. I have introduced puppies to other dogs or all ages, breeds and temperaments, and encouraged them discover appropriate ways to play and socialize. I have also been trained in the methods of discovery based dog training by one of the top rated dog training facilities in Oakland, CA. Though I am very knowledgeable on the subject and have worked with many types of dogs, I am not certified. My services in training are offered as reinforcement of basics and potty training for puppies currently enrolled in training, or dogs that have been trained and need regular reinforcement of desirable behavior. Training walks would be discussed upon meeting and rates would depend on your dogs temperament and level of training needed. My style of training is similar to my style of sitting. No one style of training is going to work for every dog and finding the right style for your dog will help your dog learn better and maintain good behavior for longer, especially with a walker reinforcing good manners daily!
Availability & Preferences
My schedule is pretty open and flexible. I am open to contact via email, text or phone. Call hours 10 am to 9pm