Sunday, April 17, 2011

Levon kicks it with Action Dog! for the weekend ;)

Levon is one of our regular clients for boarding - he lives in San Francisco with his folks, but they love to have Action Dog! take over when they go out of town, apparently he sleeps for the next two days straight after an adventure with us :) We are always happy to dog sit him, his non-stop puppy energy brings a different kind of excitement to our home! And he's a cuddler too.

Today we went on a hike with the dogs to Sibley Volcanic Regional Park in Berkeley, I could tell that Levon had a great time! The banana slugs were out in full force, crossing the trails and narrowly avoiding being smushed by scampering dog feet!

Drake came with us, but he had to stay on leash since his foot is still in his bandage. I did let him off for a little while, and he exploded with full force up and down hills, Levon close on his heels.

There were a lot of other people there, weekend warriors and avid hikers alike, all enjoying the high rising fog and the beautiful weather that we've had in the East Bay lately!

Levon's a 2 year old black lab border collie mix, here he relaxes with Drake on the pew in our backyard after his trailblazing walk with Action Dog!

Sandy had a fantastic time too, and since she's a lighter shade of happy yellow, I'm able to see if she's got ticks jumping off of her. Then, I know that the other dogs probably have some stowaways also. Last time Levon hung out with us, he went home with some special visitors, and unfortunately his mom had to deal with them for her first time! I highly recommended to her to find the Tick Key for easy tick removal and use something like Frontline Plus for his monthly preventative. You never want little buggers to put a damper on a fun adventure :)

© Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking ~ Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda Jeff Winfrey ~ 619-840-0364 ~

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Good day to be a dog walker!

Found some awesome new single track trails out in Tilden park in Berkeley and the dogs loved it.
This shot is my girl Sandy checking out the fresh wildflowers that are popping up all over the east bay hills.
In all the things I've done in my life, few things are as gratifying as making a positive difference in a dog's life, and I feel very lucky to have taken this path as a dog walker!

© Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking ~ Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda Jeff Winfrey ~ 619-840-0364 ~

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Say hi to the new guy Tiger!

Tiger did great for his first day with the Action Dog pack today! He was a bit guarded at first while he figured out what was what and who was who, kinda like a shy kid at his first day of school.
Once he got comfortable with me and the other dogs he really loosened up and had a blast!
He's a very smart 3 year old Husky mix, and should do great with his new buddies on our adventures in the Oakland hills!

© Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking ~ Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda Jeff Winfrey ~ 619-840-0364 ~

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How many dogs do you see?

The dogs had a blast on our walk yesterday - they took a break in the shade. Show this photo to your kids - or you can also have some fun! Can you spot all the dogs? Spring is really blooming in the Oakland hills right now! 

© Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking ~ Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda Jeff Winfrey ~ 619-840-0364 ~

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dr. Scarlett's latest post to City Brights is another call for a balanced approach to recreation in the GGNRA.

Here's a well written and well rounded out article by Dr. Scarlett of the SF SPCA. She calls for a balanced approach to letting dog owners share the same land that everyone else in the bay shares, with responsible and dedicated dog owners doing our part to maintain the area.

Click HERE to read the post on SF Chronicle's website

And here's Drake and Sandy enjoying Fort Funston!

© Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking ~ Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda 
Jeff Winfrey ~ 619-840-0364 ~