Now that the rain has come, so do the ticks. As a Professional dog walker, I have seen my fair share of ticks. The dogs pick them up on our Adventure hikes and even just on our dog walks. Please be sure to use some tick preventative on your dog to protect against these awful bloodsuckers!! You can call any vet hospital for a recommendation, or just visit your local pet store. Here are some links to help you out. I have included a holistic alternative for a Vet Hospital as well.
Many people ask “how do you get the dogs to stay with you when you are out hiking with a group of dogs?” It’s simple really. We go out in groups and we carefully screen our dogs before. I set up a meeting with the client and the dog to get to know them both before we “go wild” in the open space. If the dog has already gone on dog hikes with his parents, then he is a great candidate for our Adventure hike. Some dog training on recall is needed to be eligible, but that is something that I work with while we are out there. Lots of positive reinforcement with excited voices and love (and a little treats too)! The new dogs are so thrilled to be out there racing the hillsides with their new dog friends, they don’t want to run off. All dogs stick together in a pack when we are out there. It’s truly amazing to be the leader of this pack. I LOVE my job!!!!!!!!!
I have been a Dog Walker and Dog Adventure Trip provider for 15 years!! We can take care of those dogs that need to RUN RUN to get their regular exercise! I love the energetic playful dogs that love to hike off leash in the open spaces on our Adventure trips. You will find these dogs behaving better, being happier and getting into less trouble at home when we provide them with a daily exercise routine. These hikes help maintain your dogs health by keeping your pets mobility and pets flexibility in use on a regular routine. Constant daily stimulation and puppy socialization is so important to having an emotionally stable happy dog. It’s hard to make that commitment to exercise your dog each day. Life is busy. When you can rely on a Professional Dog Walker it takes the worry and the guilt out owning a dog! Puppy Training and Dog Training are a natural part of my daily visits with the dogs. Lots of PRAISE!!!
Awesome hike in Las Trampas Today. Some of the most beautiful hiking trails I’ve seen. Great for hot summer days as there is an abundance of shady trails. Check out www.ebparks.org/parks/las_trampas