Dog Training Services
Birgit has over a decade of experience in professionally handling and training dogs. She has helped hundreds of dog owners in achieving their goal of teaching and maintaining good manners. Birgit avidly studies dog behavior and behavioral science and stays up to date with the latest developments in the industry.
Birgit is available for private in-home consultations. If your dog is reactive to other dogs on-leash or off-leash, is fearful, exhibits unruly behavior at home or if you just want to get your puppy off to a good start, Birgit can help you raise a more polite pet.
Birgit teaches group training classes in Basic and Intermediate Obedience at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, 2700 9th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. To sign up please visit berkeleyhumane.org.
Dog Walking Services
Trail hikes are great fun and provide valuable exercise for your dog. The attention and thorough expertise of a professional dog trainer will make your dog into an even more reliable trail companion.
Birgit offers off-leash trail hikes for dogs who exhibit appropriate manners around other park users. During the first walk in the group Birgit will keep your dog secure on a long line so we can safely assess any recall issues. Birgit will continually practice good trail manners like coming when called and staying calm while encountering other dogs, hikers, horseback riders and bicyclists. Birgit consistently communicates any problems or events you need to know.
Birgit is available for pet sitting of dogs and/or cats. She offers drop-in visits at your home. Birgit will spend quality time with your pet including playing with your cat, taking your dog on a walk in the neighborhood and making sure the usual routine is kept as much as possible during your absence. Furthermore Birgit will keep litter boxes cleaned, alternate the house lights and bring in your mail and newspapers. Many clients appreciate Birgit's e-mails with updates on their pets well-being.
Dog Training And More
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