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Karin was so kind, professional and personable. My lab mix rescue Luna learned how to work for her food and I benefitted from Karin's patience and knowledgable owner training as well! I highly recommend her to work out issues of loose leash walking, anxiety and guarding.Sep 10, 2018Verified
Karin is the best! She was so patient and thoughtful about getting my dog comfortable with the hikes. We thought it would never be possible and in just a week, Gwen was going on hikes happily. She comes home so tired and happy. We are thrilled!Aug 10, 2017Verified
Karin walks my dog Bodie every day, rain or shine. Karin is nice, responsible, clearly crazy about the dogs, and great about letting me know her plan for the day. I get regular photos of Bodie having a great time, and he's always wiped out when he gets home. A tired dog is a happy dog!May 11, 2017
Karin is absolutely wonderful! Our pug has been going on hikes with Karin every week for over a year now and we couldn't be happier. Karin is flexible with our schedule, prompt, communicative, friendly, professional and most importantly, amazing with our dog. We love coming home to a worn out and happy dog and especially love seeing photos of his hikes with his other dog friends. I work from home some days and love seeing our dog so happy when she comes to pick him up. This is an easy 5 star recommendation!May 12, 2017
Karin has been walking and boarding our Shih Tzu, Hattie, for many years now. She is very reliable and an excellent communicator. Hattie has stayed fit and active thanks to her daily hikes with her little pack. We have been very happy with Karin's service.May 18, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Dog walking clients who book their dog to hike with us 3 days/week pay $520/ month for hikes. Full time dog walking clients pay $758/month. For training clients, we book a 60 min initial consult, $150 payable by venmo, 50% due in advance of our initial consult, to take a full history, do a behavior assessment, set goals and begin training if time allows. If time runs over you will be expected to pay $150/ hour prorated.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Dog walking initial consults are 30 min long and cost $40, 50% due in advance of our consult. We'll go over paperwork, billing, vacations, cancellations and emergency procedures, as well as checking keys and alarm codes for your home.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated with a BA from University of California Berkeley in 2002. Since then, I graduated from dogTEC's Dog Walker Academy and have kept my Pet First Aid up to date. I am a Certified Training and Behavior Consultant through Janis Bradley's Dog Trainer Internship Academy, and I attended Fixing the Unfixable: Training Separation Anxiety seminar with Malena deMartini-Price as well as Susan Friedman's Living and Learning with Animals. I'm currently in a Masters of Science Applied Behavior Analysis program through Florida Institute of Technology.