Our dog-walking clients don't just go on dog walks--they have adventures! Dog walks are group outings to the trails for a minimum of one hour hiking time. Dogs are usually off-leash, although we usually start a new dog in the group on the leash until we can be sure of the dog's recall. Some of our favorite hiking spots are Redwood Regional Park, Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Leona Canyon, Claremont Canyon, and Strawberry Canyon. Occasionally we go to the Albany Bulb, Pt. Isabel, or the Bridgeview Trail. We decide which trail to go to depending on trail, traffic, and weather conditions, and on group size and fitness level. We have permits with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to take up to six dogs at a time on EBRPD trails. All dogs in our groups are up to date on shots, neutered or spayed, and good with other dogs. We're not dog trainers but we do constantly reinforce good trail manners with positive reinforcement. We pick up and return your dog to your home, rinsing and/or toweling your dog off as needed before we leave your relaxed and happy dog to wait for you. Dogs are usually out of the house two to three hours, including travel time, and your dog will always get a minimum of an hour actually hiking the trails.
Pricing for group dog adventures is for regularly scheduled dog walks (a minimum of twice a week, every week). The price is higher for dogs to join a group on an “as needed” basis.
Group Dog Walk PRICES
All walks are a minimum of 60 minutes on the trail. We do not offer group hikes on evenings, weekends, or holidays. There is a surcharge of $5/walk for any dogs with special needs, such as: intact dogs, puppies, and dogs who must remain on-leash, to be determined.
"I don't think my dog was ever as happy before he met Molly and her crew and so am I. The whole team is super professional and dedicated to make life easier for me and fun for my dog."
-Domenica S. on Yelp
Individual On-Leash Walks
We do individual leashed neighborhood dog walks for reactive dogs or those who need individualized attention. This option may also be appropriate for a senior dog or one who’s recovering from a surgery or other health issue. We’re happy to use positive reinforcement to reinforce training or just because it’s fun! We can use some of the time for belly rubs and snuggles, too.
On-Leash or Private Walk Prices
Weekday evenings after 5pm and weekends are an additional $10. Holiday walks are an additional $20.
"I recommend Molly and her fabulous team at Doggy Lama unreservedly! They have walked and boarded two dogs for us since 2008 and are completely trustworthy, compassionate and beloved by the dogs. When one of our dogs got cancer at an early age, Molly herself walked him almost every day that we could not, to ensure that the time he had left was as enjoyable as possible. I am forever grateful."
-Jamie K. on LinkedIn