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Introduction: Hi! I'm Alyssa Buer, owner of BABS K9. In June 2018, I decided to embark on a solo journey and created my very own Dog Walking/Pet Sitting business which offers Dog Walking With A Training Twist*, specializing in reactive dog walks, along with above and beyond high quality pet care! Since 2011 I have gained a wealth of hands on experience and knowledge in dog behavior, dog training, and dog socialization. Working in an animal shelter, managing a dog daycare in a dog training facility, assisting in training classes led by CPDT-KA dog trainers, attending dog training classes with my personal dogs (obedience, agility, nose work/scent detection), enrolling and continuing to enroll in dog training/behavior workshops and seminars with respected dog trainers, reading training/behavior books and looking up all things dog any chance I get has given me the ability to be versatile for each dogs unique needs and highly adaptable in our ever changing world! I am a one woman show: full time, fully insured, highly skilled, safety oriented and Pet First Aid+CPR certified. My small business is my passion and so much more than "just a job" or "playing with animals all day"... Everything I do from the initial meet & greet to the moment pull up to a client's home to the second I leave your pet and lock the door behind me is carefully thought out and intentionally planned in order to provide optimal care and an overall positive and calm experience for each dog/pet! My skillset allows me to handle and train an array of canine personalities - I implement training into each walk providing an all inclusive beneficial experience physically, mentally and emotionally for your dog! Training aids in keeping your pups mind sharp, addressing and working through problematic behaviors, overcoming fears in unsure situations or different environments, boosting your dogs confidence, building a trusting bond between the dog and myself and so much more! Aside from working with dogs I am well versed in caring for cats, birds, reptiles, small animals, exotics and fish. I love all animals and am not afraid to get my hands dirty! I am highly intuitive and very keen on noticing even the slightest changes in a pets habits or demeanor. I believe it is important to be totally transparent with my clients about their pets, whether I notice something good or bad, it is my responsibility to inform the client... after all, they are family! I communicate closely with each of my clients to ensure their peace of mind and to make sure we are on the same page. **All walks are on leash only for liability and safety reasons, NO exceptions** **All Pet Sitting/Overnight Care takes place in my clients homes. I do not offer boarding at this time**

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Serves New Rochelle, NY

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6 years in business

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Sheila S.
Apr 18, 2023

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Babs k9 has been absolutely wonderful with our reactive rescue dog. She is very knowledgeable and extremely caring toward our pup, and has helped her overcome behaviors related to anxiety. Our dog loves Babs k9 and we do too! We feel very lucky we found such a skilled and caring walker!

Details: 1 dog • 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • 30 minutes (standard) • Prefer a private walk for my dog(s) alone • My home, venue, etc.

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Kathleen N.
Jul 27, 2021
I am so glad I have Alyssa to walk my dogs. I am an overprotective dog mom to three very different dogs- two 75 pound dogs, and one 7 pound dog. Alyssa has the skill and experience to handle various dogs with different behavioral needs. Having someone I can trust with them is so appreciated
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Rose C.
Jul 26, 2021
Alyssa has years of hands on experience that shines through while working with my animals, especially my dog and he can be a handful by being quite intimidating for some people at times. I met her at a dog care facility that I used to bring my dog to where she assisted Good Manners training classes we attended and managed the daycare where my boy went to play. That place shut down and luckily she began walking dogs and added me to her schedule! I just wouldn't trust anyone else, she doesn't just "like" animals, she actually connects with them, well with mine at least! She's not over the top mushy with my boy either because she reads him (not all dogs like hugs and kisses you know), she knows how to play with him in a healthy constructive manner (not letting him control the game) and she knows how to establish leadership without being nasty (like some trainers I know), which is what difficult dogs need, someone who outsmarts them! I hope she will always be in this field and available to take care of my birds, fish and my hard headed GSD while I am away!
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Eve L.
Aug 10, 2021
She has been working with us for several years, and I can’t say enough great things about her. She genuinely loves the animals and always goes the extra mile to give them the best care. She is very detail oriented and has a great work ethic. I highly recommend her for all pet care needs!
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