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 each 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, but 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.
"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.
"Doggy Lama is the Cadillac of dog walking services."
-Devin D. on Yelp