Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day walk in Oakland with the Action Dog! Pack

Bugsy meets Sophie, with Sam on her heels

Great day on the trails! It was just a little breezy, a lot dusty and extremely gorgeous... We ran into a handful of people on the trails enjoying their day off, including a huge great dane who dwarfed everyone, a horse with his own dogs leading the way, and everyone had a great time, including the new girl Jillian! Here are some shots of everyone rambling along West Ridge trail today. 

Sammy wrestles with Brannagh and Sophie

Brannagh and Sam getting dirty ;) 

Beautiful day!

Jillian watches the crazy kids play.

Brannagh and Sam going at it... Fun, fun!

Sammy smile :)
Jillian checks in after a great hike in the hills.

© Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking ~ Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda
Jeff Winfrey  ~

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The New Science Of Understanding Dog Behavior

This sounds like a really good read. John Bradshaw's new book, Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

I do belive Action Dog! will be heading to the library to get a copy of this one ;)

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Action Dog flyers are here!!

Yeehaw! With the help of many friends of Action Dog!, including our pal Aaron over at Robots In Love and my brother Josh over at Design for your Ears, the finalized postcard flyer for Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking is done, printed up and ready to go attract new pooches to the pack!! Here's Drake, proud of his folks showing off the neat eye-catching design :) 

Feel free to hit us up and we'll give you some to post up on dog and small-business-friendly bulletin boards and local shops for us! 

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

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gorgeous day for taking the dogs for a walk in the east bay!

Kitsu's folks are out of town for the weekend, so she joined us for a good jaunt in the redwood park today! Sophie, sandy and Drake made her feel welcome on the trails with us, they all dug for critters in the deep grasses and ran so much they practically popped. Here's a cool shot of them having a break in the shade.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ATTN San Francisco Dog Lovers - Dog March this Saturday to Support Off-Leash Accessibility in the GGNRA

Check it out! There's a great event being organized for this Saturday May 21st from 10am to 1pm in San Francisco.

See the Mighty Mutt Strut Dog March on Facebook here:
March with your fellow dogs from Ocean Beach to Stern Grove as a big dog pack to support off-leash privileges in the GGNRA (Fort Funston, Crissy Field,Ocean Beach, Mori Point, the Marin Headlands and Muir Beach.

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

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This is Roca! He's a super sweet young boy dog - a German Shorthair Pointer mix. I think he is a gem! He is a rescued shelter pup, and two people had adopted him previously, before finding a loving home. Maybe they didn't realize they were adopting a 9 month old puppy, who would need some reigning in and training? His mama now is going to be so happy with him, she knows he'll be a wonderful dog. 

Action Dog! spent a few days working with him, we taught him a new hand signal for "sit," which he performs beautifully. We taught him "down," which takes some practice, but he caught on really well! We went on multiple adventure walks, and he does really well off-leash, responds to a high whistle and a clap, our Action Dog! m.o. The big challenge so far is the "come" command when it's time to go outside, or go back home. He just doesn't want playtime to end! So we're working with a long 15' lead in different areas and taking baby steps until he knows that coming to us means fun, fun, fun. 
What I love best about this pup, is not only his super sweet demeanor, but his incredibly cute spots! His belly is pink with brown dots all over, and one eye has got a thick black lining, and the other's bright pink! He's going to wear some sun block when he goes outside, but my theory is his spots on his body will get darker as he gets older. 

Welcome to the pack, Roca! 

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Inspiring!! Blind man and his blind dog get a guide dog to lead them both around ;)

Action Dog! always enjoys stumbling upon really great stories on the web - like this one from a couple months ago from England: A guide dog for a sight impaired man loses his own sight, and a new guide dog takes over to lead them both! Best of friends, and we all know that dogs love having a job to do. Read up and watch this video for some inspiration today!

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