Structure is fundamental to the happiness of a dog, and...of a dog's human! Whether you are experiencing frustration because of: --pulling on the leash --reactivity to other dogs and/or humans --jumping on guests --counter-surfing -- lack of engagement with you --poor listening to your commands --lack of confidence or if you are a new pup's parent looking for some guidance, training is for you. Training is not only effective to stop unwanted behaviors, it is also a bonding process between you and your pup. Let them know that you are in charge and you've got their back, and they will respond with enthusiastic obedience.Learn More
Hikes are my favorite way to start the day. We go to off-leash canyons, and have a super exciting time with all the smells, and meeting other travelers on the same journey. Packs are up to eight dogs. On Leash dogs are welcome!Learn More
A single walk is for you pup(s) alone. I will come to your home and take your best friend(s) for a stroll of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 hour, depending on their needs.Learn More
If your pup(s) likes to have company and socialize, I can arrange for them to meet other like minded doggies. Finding a match is important, so pairings are done carefully, considering the temperament, age, breed, health and priorities of the different candidates. For on-leash street walks I do not walk more than three dogs at a time (no fun being packed in a tight group when you're on a leash!)Learn More
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As a former academic I enjoy my time with dogs immensely. I worked as a vet technician during grad school, and came back to pups shortly after quitting university teaching. A composer and musicologist by training, when not with dogs I write (currently working on my third novel), and have fun playing with 8mm and 16mm film. Dogs ARE totally genius!!!!
Barb is the best dog walker, sitter and possibly dog whisperer I know. I have a female pit bull who is nervous and who takes a long time to give her trust to anyone, that is until she met Barb. I do not write reviews often but this is a person who I trust as much as my dog does. Barb simply has wonderful dog skills. She is firm with my dog but loving and playful. Barb is also a totally trustworthy house sitter and when we travel my mind is at ease knowing that Iris and my home are in the hands of someone dependable and caring. The proof of her talent is in the happy relaxed dog I come home too.I have no reservations in recommending her she is the best.Anne L.
I cannot recommend this dog walking service enough!!!!!! Dogs are genius and so is DOGsAREGENIUS!!!!!!!!!! Barbara is thoroughly reliable, professional, loving, kind and completely understands our canine pals. I trust her to the moon and back with these creatures and would highly suggest her if you are looking for a fantastic dog walker. I never have to think twice about their safety and am totally at ease with them in her care. She is worth her weight in gold!!!!!!! Really!!!!!!!!!Mimi F.
Barbara has been walking and watching our dog Ty for several years now and we can't recommend her more highly! We greatly appreciate her reliability - in addition, she is incredibly patient and lovingly sweet with our little but demanding fella. We particularly utilize her house-sitting services when traveling, and she takes great care of our home in addition to our best friend.Todd W.